Sixth Form Admissions

Admission to the sixth form is primarily about ensuring that each student can join the right courses which will have the highest chance of success and enjoyment. We welcome students from all schools, from faith or non faith backgrounds to be a part of our strong community.

2024 Sixth form applications

Applications will open on Thursday 12 October with a closing date of 1 December 2023. Late applications will be considered if we have space.

To apply please complete your application via our sixth form admissions applications portal. Internal students please use the login details emailed to you on Thursday 12 October. External students please create only one account.

Please contact Sixth Form Admissions on 01737 214071 or if you have any queries.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the St Bede’s Sixth Form for this academic year are five GCSEs (9-4)/Cambridge National Merit (M2 and above). Please be aware that A level subjects usually have a minimum requirement of a grade 5, this will have to be achieved to study specific subjects. All students opting for the sixth form at
St Bede’s must have demonstrated a positive attitude towards their studies at GCSE level.

As well as the three (in some cases four) chosen subjects, students will also take part in fortnightly citizenship lessons, plus a short course in philosophy in Year 12.

Please see additional information provided in the course leaflets available - click here.

(We also encourage students planning to apply to university to check entry requirements for their desired course.)

Sixth Form Results

For further information, please see the DfE school and college performance tables.

DfE School and College Performance Tables

Sixth Form Admissions 2023-24 for reference only

We are no longer accepting applications for this current year (2023-24).


PLEASE DO NOT USE - FOR REFERENCE ONLY Sixth-form-application-form-2023-2024.pdf

Sixth Form Admissions 2024-25


For reference only, please apply using sixth form admissions applications portal link above - Sixth-form-application-form-2024-25.pdf

Sixth Form Determined Admissions 2025-26


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