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Applying to Sixth Form

All Year 11 students attending Joseph Leckie Academy will have the opportunity to apply to the Sixth Form. 

Entry is based upon performance in GCSE examinations, coupled with a positive approach to studies, excellent attendance, punctuality and behaviour. Students from other establishments are also welcome to apply. 

The Application Process

Students wishing to apply to the Sixth Form will need to complete an application form and provide evidence of good attendance and punctuality, a positive behaviour record and a desire to study. External students must bring evidence of this to the interview. 

The student will then be invited for a career based interview with the Head of Sixth Form to establish potential grades and the most appropriate programme of study to meet their aspirations following compulsory education. Information provided by the student along with estimated grades will be used to form the basis of a provisional offer. 

Students predicted extremely good GCSE grades will be given the opportunity to study four subjects. Most universities require three "good" A Levels or Vocational qualifications only. An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is offered to students who wish to complete further academic study in addition to their standard offer.

Timetable for Applications

Deadline for application forms to Sixth Form: 14th December 2018 

Admission interviews commence: 14th January 2019

External interviews commence: 4th March 2019

Provisional offers confirmed: Within 10 days of interview

The following guidelines offer an outline of potential offers which may be made to students based upon their GCSE/Level Two results. There are exceptions and we are happy to tailor specific programmes for students who wish to combine A Level study with vocational subjects. 

A Level Pathway

Minimum of five 4+ grades at GCSE (or equivalent) with English and Maths Grade 6 or equivalent preferred in chosen subject. 

Merit in vocational subjects preferred.  

Vocational Pathway

Minimum of five 4+ grades at GCSE or equivalent. 

Merit in vocational subjects preferred. 

Level 2 Courses 

Minimum of five 2+ grades at GCSE or equivalent. 


 The Sixth Form is great at JLA. The staff are really helpful and know what they're talking about. They've helped me to make the right choices for UCAS university applications. 

- Year 13 Student