Entry Procedure

Sixth Form

Birkdale Sixth Form is co-educational and each year we welcome 40-50 new boys and girls from a variety of schools in and around Sheffield and further afield. They join boys who have completed S5 (Y11) at Birkdale, the majority of whom carry on into our Sixth Form.

For admission to Birkdale Sixth Form, your son or daughter will firstly need to be registered as a prospective pupil. You will need to complete our Registration Form and your son or daughter should complete our Sixth Form Application Form. These should be submitted with a photocopy of their birth certificate. A £50 registration fee is payable and details of how to pay can be found on the Registration Form. The closing date for applications to join the Sixth Form in September 2020 is Thursday 12 March 2020. There is an earlier closing date of Friday 6 December 2019 for those applying for a scholarship or bursary – see below.

Entry into the Sixth Form is conditional upon achievement of a minimum of five passes (grades 9-5) at GCSE, with at least four of these at grade 6 or higher including any subjects studied at GCSE which are to be studied at A level. Following registration, applicants are invited to attend an informal interview with the Head Master and Head of Sixth Form or Assistant Head of Sixth Form. Following interview, and the receipt of a satisfactory reference from the applicant’s current school, the formal offer of a place is confirmed.

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to download the registration form. (Opens a new browser window).

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to download the Sixth Form application form. Please complete both forms.

Summary of key dates for 2020 entry

Tuesday 12 November 2019 Sixth Form Open Evening

Friday 6 December 2019 Closing date for Sixth Form Scholarship/Bursary applications

Saturday 18 January 2020 Sixth Form Academic Scholarship and Bursary Examinations

Thursday 23 January 2020 16+ Music Scholarship assessment day

w/c Monday 27 January 2020 16+ Sports Scholarship interviews

By Friday 15 February 2020 Letters sent confirming scholarship/bursary awards

Tuesday 3 March 2020 Sixth Form Taster Day

Thursday 12 March 2020 Closing date for Sixth Form applications


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