Entry to the Sixth Form
Our Open Evening for applicants wishing to join Herts & Essex Sixth Form from September 2017 took place on Thursday 3 November 2016. We were delighted to welcome prospective applicants and their parents or carers and to subsequently receive so many applications.
All applicants should have received a letter by the Easter weekend to advise if their application has been successful. If you have applied but not yet received this, please contact Mrs Brady, Sixth Form Administrator.
Sixth Form Application Form
If you are interested in applying to our Sixth Form but did not do so by the deadline date of 2 December 2016, please contact Mrs Brady.
The Sixth Form Prospectus and Subject Guide may be found in the documents below.
Joining Herts & Essex Sixth Form
The Herts & Essex Sixth Form curriculum is an exciting blend of elements which combine to provide an excellent preparation for students to enter university, to follow an alternative career path, and for life beyond school. We offer academic A Level subjects with rigour and depth, whilst the options of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research course, or the Extended Project Qualification, allow students the breadth of study that stimulates intellectual curiosity. Our A Levels are taught by subject experts who deliver outstanding, dynamic and stimulating lessons.
In choosing Sixth Form subjects, students should not only consider what they enjoy and what they are good at, but also the right combination of subjects for their chosen degree or career. Students should also take into account their predicted grades, and whether they are sufficient to take the study of those specific subjects further.
The broad range of subjects on offer is designed to give a personalised programme of study, delivering excellent standards of learning and teaching, enabling greater support and ultimately successful outcomes. Unlike many schools, we do not start with a pre-determined list of options, but design our timetable afresh each year in order to accommodate the wishes of students. Although no guarantee can be given that every choice of subjects will be accessible, we are usually able to provide most students with their first preferences.
To study in the Sixth Form at Herts & Essex, a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-B, with a minimum of grade C in both English and Maths, is required. (See our full admission arrangements below). Each subject has its own specific entry criteria, the details of which can be found in the Subject Guide.
Students are expected to study four AS Levels, although those with a minimum of seven A*/A grades have the option to study five AS Levels. All students will then take at least three A Levels in Year 13.
The total number for the Sixth Form is 350 i.e. in Years 12 and 13 combined. The admission number for any given Year 12 is therefore 350 less the number currently in Year 13. A minimum of 70 places in Year 12 will be offered conditionally to external applicants.
Sixth Form Prospectus
Admissions Arrangements for Entry to the Sixth Form in September 2018
Please find below our admissions arrangements and sample application form (nb application will be electronic and available from 2 November 2017) for entry to the Sixth Form in September 2018.
If you have any questions about these admission arrangements, please contact Janet Brady, Sixth Form Administrator, at the school.