How to Apply

Key Dates

14 October 2015 until 31st August 2016
11th January 2016
5th-6th July 2016
25 August 2016

– Applications are being accepted
– Informal independent advice and guidance sessions commence (continues into February and March)
– Taster Days
– Enrolment

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

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

Entry Requirements

A satisfactory school reference and attendance record.

The minimum entry criteria for entry into Brine Leas Sixth Form is 5 high grade GCSE passes (A*, A, B or C), which must contain GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. In addition to this, some courses demand a higher tariff as outlined below.

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

  • Critical Thinking
  • EPQ
  • Performing Arts BTEC
  • STEP Maths for Further Mathematicians
  • Wider Key Skills


The 4 AS and 3 A Level Pathway
This will be the chosen pathway for the vast majority of our students. Candidates will sit 4 AS Levels at the end of Year 12 and choose 3 of those to take on into Year 13. At the end of Year 13 they will sit 3 A Levels. The Fourth AS course will become a standalone qualification.

The 5 AS and 3 A Level Pathway
This is a highly academic route and will need to be discussed at interview. Candidates will sit 5 AS Levels at the end of Year 12 and choose 3 or 4 of those to take on into Year 13. At the end of Year 13 they will sit 3 or 4 A Levels. The fourth and/or fifth AS course(s) will become a standalone qualification.

Regardless of the chosen pathway, students will opt for one enrichment qualification, either an Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking AS or Wider Key Skills. Further mathematicians will be given the opportunity to undertake STEP Mathematics.