How to Apply

Complete your application

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible after the Open Evening and before the final deadline stated on the form.  It should contain detailed reasons for why you wish to study in the 6th Form at Bishop Justus.

Use the information you gain from speaking to teachers at the Open Evening and the Course Directory to decide on the subjects that are of interest.  Consider the entry criteria when making your choices and remember you cannot study two subjects within the same block. 

As a general guide you should consider the following:


Possible Routes

428 points or better Students must achieve 428 points to access the Elite pathway, 4 A Levels
392 points or better This standard is expected for students wishing to study 2 or more Sciences or Science with Mathematics
Between 350 and 392 points from a mix of GCSE and vocational courses Students must achieve at least 350 points in GCSE subjects to access a course leading to 3 A Levels


Following the submission of applications, meetings will be arranged with any student who we feel requires further advice and guidance with their choices or progression route, or if there is the possibility that there may not be sufficient demand to run one of the subjects that you have chosen.  

Students applying from another school 

When external students apply to 6th Form they can expect to receive an acknowledgement of their application. Following this, we will request a reference from their current school to verify students’ suitability for 6th Form study. This process can sometimes take a few weeks but when it is completed we will contact students again and at this point a meeting may be requested. This individual meeting will take place with a senior member of staff and is for students and their parents/carers, giving an ideal opportunity to discuss aspects of the school, the type of subjects and curriculum that we offer.

Conditional offers

If your application matches the points we expect you to achieve and there is sufficient interest in the subjects you have selected, you can expect to receive a conditional offer soon after the Christmas break.

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund?

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund has been introduced to support the most disadvantaged young people to participate in and benefit from 6th Form education and training and replaces the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme

Please see the documents on the left for more information and the application form.

Application Form

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