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. The application form is accessible below.

Step One

Click the button to the right to access the BL6 Prospectus and 2021/22 Course Guide. Carefully read the prospectus and the course guides and think about the courses that you might want to take.

Step Two

Application Form Direct Link

Scan the QR code using your camera app to access the Application Form on an alternative hand-held device.

Application Form Direct Link

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 5 or above).

Students also require 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
  • Core Maths


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 Head 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.