Admissions to Sixth Form

The Bulwell Academy welcomes applications from students to join the Sixth Form from other secondary schools and academies where our curriculum offer meets the needs of the student.

Our Sixth Form offer is developed around supporting students who wish to follow a career in sport, business or health & social care. Full details of the course content is available on our Learning Choices for Sixth Form page.

The Bulwell Academy also offers Nuture Group Provision within the Sixth Form for students with special educational needs / disabilities (SEND). For more information about our Inclusion services, please click on the web page link below:

Inclusion - Learning for All (SEND)

 

 

Curriculum Choices for Sixth Form

For details of the learning choices that The Bulwell Academy Sixth Form offers, please click on the images below

 

Application Procedure

To apply, parents or prospective students will be asked to complete a Sixth Form Application Form.

Parents/students will also need to provide a PHOTOCOPY of the applicant’s Year 10/11 report (whichever is most up to date) from the present school which should also include the details of their school attendance over the past year.

Available reports relating to the applicant's Year 11 should also be included where available

Selection Criteria

Students are selected for The Bulwell Academy Sixth Form based on the following factors:

  • All applicants must secure the appropriate entry requirements for the courses as outlined in the “Entry Requirements” document.
  • A conditional offer of a place is based on predicted grades and students must provide evidence of actual GCSE results on results day in August.
  • The student’s current school is asked to provide a confidential reference.
  • Places can only be offered if there are vacancies on the courses that the student has expressed an interest in.
  • The Principal will exercise his professional judgement to determine those applicants most likely to benefit from the education on offer at the Academy and who have the strongest motivation to succeed. This will be based in the information provided in the Year 10 school report, the personal statement on the application form and the attendance record.
  • All students who are not offered a place in January 2013 are placed on a reserve list.
  • If an offer of a place is not accepted then it will be offered to a student from the reserve list who best meets the criteria outlined above. The admissions process will continue until all of the places are filled.

Appeals

Appeals should be presented in writing once the admission process has been completed which is expected to be during the summer term. Appeals shall be considered only when made on the grounds that the Academy’s published Rules of Admission had not been properly and fairly applied.

Appeals shall not be considered which are made only against the Principal’s professional judgement whether or not to admit a child. The appeal must indicate how, in considering the applicant, the Academy has breached the Rules of Admission.

Where the claim that the Academy’s published procedure has not been properly and fairly applied is upheld, the application will be considered afresh following the procedure in its entirety so far as the changed circumstances permit.

Sixth Form Enquiries

For further information regarding admissions at Sixth Form, please contact the Head of Sixth Form, Ms Yarnall.

sixthform@bulwellacademy.co.uk

T: 0115 964 7640