Sixth Form Entry
Blue Coat welcomes applications from students from both state and independent schools. All prospective students are interviewed to build up a picture of their academic strengths and co-curricular interests and are also required to undertake academic aptitude assessments.
Blue Coat’s Sixth Form consists of more than 250 students, of whom at least one third are girls.
The curriculum is widespread, with 23 subjects on offer, as well as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), designed specifically to develop the students’ skills and interests in preparation for either university or the work place.
All Blue Coat students are encouraged to become involved in the many co-curricular activities on offer in order to broaden their experience and enjoyment of school life.
Your son or daughter will sit an online assessment which tests verbal, numerical and non-verbal skills, as well as the School’s own short essay paper. There are no practice papers available, nor do we recommend any other commercially available materials. Testing takes place in November of Year 11.
If your son or daughter is entitled to examination concessions, such as extra time, use of laptops etc. arrangements can be put in place for the essay paper, provided we receive appropriate evidence from their current school that this is the normal way of working. All evidence must be submitted by Friday 25 October 2019.
Offers of places are made in early December but are conditional on the student meeting the minimum GCSE requirements as set out below.
Late applicants may be considered subject to availability of places.
Blue Coat will contact the student’s current school for a reference during the Autumn term of Year 11.
To qualify for the Sixth Form at Blue Coat, we expect you to attain at least eight GCSEs at C grade/Grade 5 or above. Two of these grades must be at A/grade 7 or above. A further four grades at B/grade 6 and two at C/grade 5 are required. To study Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at A Level, you should have at least an A grade/7 at GCSE or its equivalent. To study Economics, you should have at least an A/grade 7 in Mathematics. All students are required to have passed both English Language and Mathematics at C/grade 5 or above. More details of exact course requirements will be found within the information supplied.
Entry for 2020
Registration is now closed. Late applications may be considered in January 2020. Please contact a member of the Admissions Team before submitting a late registration.
Entry for 2021 and beyond
Registration is open.