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Sixth Form Sixth Form | How to apply

Open Evening Video Presentation 9 November 2021

The criteria for entry into the Sixth Form at The Cottesloe School is a minimum of 38 points overall from the best eight GCSE subjects including a grade 4 in English Language.  In addition, students will have to meet the specific subject criteria.

How do I work out my GCSE points score?

In order to calculate your points score, you will need to add up your total number of GCSE points for the best eight subjects including English and Maths.

Your best eight GCSE points score is calculated using the following information:

A) GCSE Grade 9 to 1 Score

B) BTEC/Other Level 2 qualifications (Level 1 qualifications or scores do not count towards points score) 

  • Distinction*   = 8.5 points
  • Distinction*   = 7 points
  • Merit             = 5.5 points
  • Pass             = 4 points

Triple Science counts as 3 subjects in total

  • Chemistry grade = 5 points
  • Biology grade = 6 points
  • Physics grade = 7 points

Total = 18 points

Combined Science counts as 2 subjects in total
Combined Science grades = 6/5 points
Total = 11 points

Please remember: 

You also need to meet any subject-specific criteria for particular Level 3 courses as set out in the Course Specific GCSE Requirements below.

Course Specific GCSE Requirements

The following list shows a proposed list of courses for September 2022. Courses may be changed, added to or removed depending on student numbers and staffing.

Course Specific GCSE Requirements and Application Process |  Sept 2022

Course Subject Content

Option Blocks 2022

Application Form

The deadline for application is 13 December 2021