Applying to RHS Sixth Form – 2023 Entry

 

Please click on the link here to view and hear staff and students talking about ‘Life at Richard Hale Sixth Form’.  Details about post-16 courses offered at Richard Hale can be found below.

Application Deadline

 

Our application deadline for September 2023 entry is 28th November 2022.

We will review all the applications we receive; students will then be invited for an interview with a senior member of staff. For current Richard Hale students this will take place in January following mock examinations. For students applying from other schools,  applicants will be invited to interview during the Spring term. Please note that interview details will be sent using the parent email address given on the application form – please check this account and ensure it is set up to receive emails from Richard Hale (and not to send them to your spam account).  It would be useful if students had access to their mock exam results at this time.  Emails offering conditional places will be sent out towards the end of the Spring term.

 

Sixth Form Application Calendar – 2023 Entry

 

Prospective Sixth Form Open Evening9 November 2022
Application deadline for RHS and external students28 November 2022
Interviews for RHS studentsFirst half of Spring Term 2023
Interviews for external applicantsSecond half of Spring Term 2023
Notification of external interview outcomeBy end of the Spring Term 2023
Sixth Form InductionJune and July 2023
GCSE Examination ResultsThursday 24th August 2023
Confirmation of choicesUntil the end of 2nd week of term
First day of term for Year 121st September 2023

 

Entry Requirements for 2023

 

Our curriculum is broad and our courses are offered at Level 3 only. We offer A Levels, BTEC qualifications and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). However, we do not believe that being at school only involves gaining further qualifications. We believe a Sixth Form experience should include depth as well as breadth. Our Sixth Form students are expected to contribute to the School and wider community (eg by leading younger students in organising House events or by working with our linked primary schools), thus developing their skills by taking a leading role in the life of the School.

We have a two-year structure of study, sometimes known as linear, with examinations taken at the end of the second year. AS examinations will not usually be taken and teaching schedules will not prepare students with AS examinations in mind. We are a full-time only Sixth Form and an applicant is expected to have achieved the requisite GCSEs in order to join the course(s) they wish to study.

The expectation is that students will take three principle subjects for two years (our BTEC subjects are “triple” and are equivalent to three A Levels). Committed and able mathematicians may wish to add Further Mathematics as a fourth qualification.

Entry requirements for A Levels: Average Points Score of 5.0 over your best 8 Full Course GCSEs and English and Mathematics GCSE at Grade 5 or more. You will be required to have gained a Grade 6 in a subject, or a related subject, you wish to take at A Level. Mathematics requires a Grade 7, and Further Mathematics a Grade 8. In our professional opinion students with at least these grades at point of entry to the Sixth Form stand the best chance of success at A Level. Please see individual subject entries for further recommendations as regards entry requirements.

Entry requirements for BTEC Courses: Average Points Score of 4.0 over your best 8 Full Course GCSEs and English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or more. In our professional opinion students with at least these grades at point of entry to the Sixth Form stand the best chance of success at BTEC. Students may also opt to take an A Level subject alongside the BTEC course. Please see individual subject entries for further recommendations as regards entry requirements.

Discussions with Senior Staff are held on GCSE Results Day with students and their parents/carers in order to finalise subject offers.