Entry to the Sixth Form
Our Open Evening for applicants wishing to join Herts & Essex Sixth Form from September 2018 will be held on Thursday 2 November 2017 from 6.00 - 8.30 pm. We look forward to welcoming prospective applicants and their parents or carers; it is not necessary to book in advance. Prospectuses will be available to collect at the Open Evening.
Applications may be submitted electronically from Friday 3 November. A link to the application form will be provided here from that date.
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 Attainment 8 score of 56, with a minimum of grade 5 in both English and Maths, is required. (See our full admission arrangements below). In addition, each subject has its own specific entry criteria, the details of which can be found in the Sixth Form Subject Guide (below).
Students are expected to study three subjects, although those with a minimum of seven 7-9 or A*/A grades have the option to study four AS Levels.
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.