How and When To Apply
If you wish to join The Polesworth School Sixth Form @ Tomlinson Hall, then please read through all our course information and entry requirements very carefully and attend our (virtual) Sixth Form Open Evening, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th January 2022, 6.00pm – 8.00pm. If you require any further information, then please contact the Head of Sixth Form or Key Stage 5 Student Support Manager. You should also discuss your course choices with your teachers, your parents/carers and careers staff at your school.
Applicants should complete our online application form which is available by clicking here. You will need your UPN number to hand (this can be obtained from your school). Please also ensure that you have an electronic passport style photo of your head and shoulders (this should be a photo of you, facing forwards; there should be no hats, sunglasses, face masks etc. covering your face and no filters should be used).
The majority of our students take 3 subjects in the Sixth Form. We want you to list your top 3 subject choices in order of preference and then give us 1 or 2 reserve choice subjects. Students whose GCSE predicted grades are all at grade 7 or above may request to take 4 subjects. Please note that if you want to take Further Maths, you must take 4 subjects and this must include the main Maths A Level.
The personal statement
This is where we want you to tell us about yourself, your interests, any relevant experiences to date, your academic strengths and career aspirations. Most importantly, we want you to explain your subject choices to help us assess your suitability for your chosen courses. Your predicted grades at GCSE are also very important.
After you have applied
Once we have looked at your application we will invite you attend an interview which will last about 15 minutes. We will want to talk to you about your course choices, your interests both in and out of school and get to know a bit about you as a person and your career plans. The interview will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Following a successful interview, we will send you an offer of a place for September 2022, which will be conditional, based on your GCSE results. All offers will be confirmed to you in writing. Later in the academic year we will ask you to accept or decline your offer of a place – usually in the Summer Term – so that we can start planning our timetable.
Students who take up our offer of a place and achieve our entry requirements, will be formally enrolled for their courses once GCSE results are published in August or at the start of term in September. Please note that we will be holding an Induction Day on Tuesday 12th July 2022 which all applicants are expected to attend. We also set transition work to help prepare students for the demands of Level 3 study.