Admissions

Admissions

Our Sixth Form provision provides the opportunity for students to stay at St Thomas More until they are 18, then moving into University Courses, Higher and Advanced Apprenticeships and successful careers.  The Sixth Form is open to applications from all students, not just those who have attended St Thomas More for their GCSEs.

To apply for the Trinity Sixth Form, please complete the application form below and return to your chosen home base school.

Entry Criteria

As with all Sixth Form Colleges, there are entry requirements for the Trinity Sixth Form at St Thomas More Catholic Academy.  If you are unsure if you meet these requirements or would like to discuss them further, please contact Mrs Knapper or Mrs Oakes on 01782 882900

Courses and Entry Requirements 2020—2021

The general entry requirement for Trinity Sixth Form is five or more 9 – 4 (or equivalent) including grade 4 in English & Maths.

If students have achieved a grade 3 in English or Maths, they can re-sit this qualification alongside a more vocational Level 3 pathway.

AS/A‐Level Courses

It is recommended that students have a grade 6 (B equivalent) at GCSE in their chosen subject/ closely related subject.  Places are available on A Level courses to these students in the first instance.

Exceptions are:  Maths – Grade 7 at GCSE,  Further Maths – Grade 8 at GCSE.

BTec Courses

For our vocational curriculum, students need to have met our general entry requirement and have a passion for their chosen subject. These are equally demanding courses that are assessed in a more modular way.

 

Admission Arrangements

Sixth Form Admission Criteria 2019/20

Sixth Form Admission Criteria 2020/21

Sixth Form Admission Criteria 2021/22

Bursary

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education.

There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

  • a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 a year for young people in one of the defined vulnerable groups
  • discretionary bursaries which institutions award to meet individual needs, for example, help with the cost of transport, meals, books and equipment

Institutions are responsible for managing both types of bursary. Students who want to apply for support from the bursary fund should contact their chosen institution as soon as possible to make an application.

To be eligible for the vulnerable bursary, students must be in one of the defined vulnerable groups:

  • in care
  • care leavers
  • in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in place of Income Support, in their own right
  • in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit and Disability Living or Personal Independence Payments in their own right

To be eligible for the discretionary bursary, students must be facing financial barriers to participation and need help to stay in education.

At Saint Thomas More all students are entitled to apply for discretionary bursary. Pupil Premium students automatically qualify and all other applicants with a household income of less than £25,000 will also benefit.

Bursary Information for students and parents

Identification of support needed

 

 

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