Admissions

All students in Year 11, from within Brine Leas as well as from other secondary schools, who are thinking of entering BL6 will need to complete an Application Form to express their interest and to specify the courses they wish to study. To ensure their course choices are considered during the timetable construction process, applications to BL6 must be submitted during the Autumn Term of Year 11, no later than 16th December 2016. Applications are considered during the Spring Term, however, they will not be used to plan the courses on offer and the timetable structure for the following year. In order to meet the ‘sibling link’ criteria for Year 7 joining Brine Leas School in September 2017, applications for entry to BL6 must be received by 1st December 2016.

Key Dates

PROCESS DATE
BL6 Open Evening 9 November 2016
BL6 Applications Open 10th November 2016
BL6 Information, Advice and Guidance Sessions begin 5th December 2016
BL6 Timetable is constructed from 16th December 2016
BL6 Taster Sessions 3rd and 4th July 2017
BL6 Enrolment from 24th August 2017

Open Evening Presentation

Step One

Collect a prospectus from the school or download one from the website (see ‘BL6 Prospectus’ on the right-hand side of this page) carefully read the prospectus, the course guides and think about the courses that you might want to take. Talk to your subject teachers, come along to the Open Evening to speak to specialist staff and talk to your Careers adviser.

Step Two

Using the links on the right hand side of this page, you will be able to download an Application Form. Alternatively, you can collect one from the BL6 Admin Office, or request one be posted to you by telephoning 01270 621612 or emailing admin@bl6.org.uk

Complete your Application form and ensure your parent/guardian coutersigns it.

Step Three

Post your completed application form to:

The Director
Brine Leas Sixth Form
Audlem Road
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 7DY

Entry Requirements

Our Sixth Form aims to encourage high aspirations and high expectations. To qualify for entry into the Sixth Form, students will need to obtain at least 5 GCSE passes (at grade C/5 or above). In general, we also expect that subjects to be studied at Sixth Form level should (where applicable) have been passed with at least a grade B (grade 6 for reformed subjects) at GCSE. Specific course requirements can be found within our course guides and on our website.

A satisfactory school reference and attendance record.

In addition to the above, the following courses are offered as enrichment qualifications:

  • EPQ
  • STEP Maths for Further Mathematicians

Pathways

The 3 A Level Pathway
This will be the chosen pathway for the vast majority of our students. At the end of Year 13 they will sit 3 A Levels.

The 4 A Level Pathway
There is an opportunity for a minority of students to complete four subjects to A Level, although this is an extremely academic route and should only be embarked upon by students who achieve the highest grades in all of their GCSE subjects; this needs to be agreed with by the Director of sixth form.

Regardless of the chosen pathway, students will complete at least one enrichment qualification, an Extended Project Qualification, and/or STEP Mathematics. STEP Mathematics is offered to students who undertake Further Mathematics as an A Level.

BL6 Platinum and Diamond Programme

This award recognises students who have achieved more than most students in post 16 education. This is through undertaking additional courses and devoting a significant amount of time to community and voluntary work.

The two pathways are shown below:

PLATINUM PROGRAMME DIAMOND PROGRAMME
3 A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications 4 A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications
PLUS ONE OR MORE OF:

  • Extended Project Qualification
  • STEP Mathematics for Further Mathematicians
PLUS ONE OR MORE OF:

  • Extended Project Qualification
  • STEP Mathematics for Further Mathematicians
AND ONE OR MORE OF:

  • Duke of Edinburgh (Silver or Gold Award)
  • 50 hours work experience
AND ONE OR MORE OF:

  • Duke of Edinburgh (Silver or Gold Award)
  • 100 hours work experience