Sixth Form Admissions

Entry Criteria

The key to success in the Sixth Form is studying the right courses at the right level.  At Goffs Sixth Form we offer courses at different levels and in a wide range of subjects.  Through the analysis of our own data and UK national statistics, we have established a set of criteria suitable for students to succeed by following different pathways. 

There is a very large choice of subjects at Goffs to help meet the different needs and interests of students. Our aim is to find a package of courses in the Sixth Form which is personalised to each student, so that it suits career aspirations, interests, potential higher education requirements and aptitude/abilities.  In your Prospectus pack you will find your Preliminary Option Form which shows your current most likely ‘Pathway’.  This has been informed by: 

  • your current GCSE/BTEC/OCR performance
  • your predicted GCSE/BTEC/OCR performance
  • information on your preferred learning styles at KS4 

You will also need to carefully check specific subject entry criteria.  Please note, however, that predicted grade data at this point will not preclude anybody from taking a course at a certain level if they achieve the entry criteria after achieving their GCSE results – final decisions are based on actual GCSE results, provided that courses are not oversubscribed.  Should a student narrowly miss the entry criteria for a subject, we will review their individual performance and requirements on a case by case basis at the enrolment stage in August.
In addition to the academic entry criteria, a good record of behaviour, application and attendance is also expected.  Please be aware that a student will not be admitted into the Sixth Form if they are involved in any behaviour that brings the school into disrepute.

If you need any further information about our Admissions process please contact Lisa Harwick Sixth Form Administrator

We welcome all parents and students who are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available in the Sixth Form at Goffs, including students who are considering joining Goffs Sixth Form from other schools.