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Archbishop Tenison's

Church of England High School

Archbishop Tenison's CE High School
Selborne Road


Admission Criteria - Entry to Sixth Form in September 2019

In addition to the places for students from Archbishop Tenison’s, in September 2019 there will be at least 50 places available to Year 12 students from other schools.

Places in the Sixth Form are open to all who have reached the required entry-level standard for each course as stated below.

The Sixth Form offers a comprehensive range of AS and A-Levels. Admission to the Sixth Form is as follows:
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 6 is required to have a free choice of A-Level courses. We would anticipate that you would achieve a minimum of GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Students will be expected to achieve at least a grade 6 in the subjects they choose to take and this will be applied rigidly to Mathematics, Further Mathematics, the Sciences and Modern Foreign Languages.
  • To study Computing you need to have achieved a grade 6 in Mathematics.
  • You will need a grade 6 in Mathematics to study Mathematics and a grade 7 in Mathematics to study Further Mathematics.
If your application includes studying for the BTEC, please contact the school.
These requirements are fixed for the September 2019 entry and will be applied consistently and fairly in all cases.
The Head of Sixth Form, or a member of her team, can provide additional advice and guidance where required.
If there are more applicants who have met the academic criteria than places available, places will be offered according to the following criteria: 

  1. Looked After Children/Previously Looked After Children – with supporting evidence from their Local Authority (as defined in Note 1 below)
  2. Those who submit their application for a place by the published deadline.
  3. In the event of there being more applicants than places available in any of the criteria 1 and 2 listed above, the places will be offered to those who live closest to the school, measuring a straight line from the centre of the child's home to the school's main entrance. Where the distance is identical for two or more applicants, the drawing of lots is used as a final arbiter. This will be independently verified.
Note 1

A ‘Looked After Child’ is a child who is (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of applying to the school.

A ‘Previously Looked After Child’ is a child who was looked after immediately prior to being adopted, or who became subject to a residence order, (now termed child arrangement order under the Children & Families Act 2014), or special guardianship order.
The Governors will require written confirmation (e.g. through written confirmation from the Local Authority) that the child is looked after, or previously looked after, and will be so at the time of making an application to the school.
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