|Applying for a 6f course|
- If you are already at a Westminster secondary school and want to join its 6f form:
ask your Head of 6th Form how and when to apply, and make sure you also have a back-up option, in case you don't get in
- If you are looking to change schools or go to college:
decide which centre(s) you would like to apply to and then contact them directly to find out how and when to apply. Please note that the closing date for external applications for Sept 2012 entry to St Marylebone School is before 4pm on Friday, 13th January 2012. The deadline for early offer at The Grey Coat Hospital is Friday 6th January, while the final deadline is Friday 3rd February 2012. Both FE colleges do usually accept applications right up until enrolment, however students are advised to apply as early as possible as some courses fill up very quickly.
- If you are applying late i.e. after the autumn term has started, contact the Partnership Co-ordinator who will advise you on the most appropriate place to apply to and can make the first contact for you if you wish. Please note that in most cases schools and colleges WILL NOT be able to enrol any new 6th form students after September/early October because it will be too late to join courses.
The 6f Partnership itself does not enrol students. Students have to meet the admissions criteria published by the centre to which they apply and there must be a place available. Admissions criteria will include prior attainment, but may also include punctuality, attendance, faith (in some church schools) and a positive approach to learning. This information will be given on each centre's website or 6th form prospectus.
Students who are in Year 11 in a Westminster school can apply through their school for a place in their own school's 6th form and will normally be awarded a place prior to places becoming available to pupils from outside those centres.
Students who are in Year 11 in a Westminster school can apply for a place at another centre in the Partnership, but no preference is given over pupils from outside the borough.
Students must also meet the entry requirements for particular subjects/courses they wish to take . These may be different at different centres. See Centres page for details.
If an applicant is refused admission to one individual centre or knows that s/he cannot meet the entry criteria, the Partnership Co-ordinator will advise him/her, upon request, about the best alternative centre within the Partnership given the courses the applicant has chosen. The applicant would then apply to that centre.
Appeals against non-admission to a particular centre must be made to that centre, following that centre's Appeals procedure. Appeals should not be made to the Partnership.
Admission to a Consortium course
A student in a Partnership centre can access one other course at another Partnership centre providing the following criteria are met:
- the student has already enrolled in one Partnership centre
- the student meets the entry criteria set for the desired course
- the student applies through his/her Head of 6th Form in good time and the Head of 6th Form applies to the Co-ordinator using published procedures
- There is space available on that course
Appeals against non-admission to a Consortium course will only be accepted if the student is not accepted at any centre in the Partnership, having met entry requirements.
AS-A2 transition - progression criteria for Consortium courses
Individual institutions' rules will apply re. the AS grade required for a host student to progress to A2 in that subject. This will usually be an E grade but may be higher at some centres, for example, St Marylebone School requires a D grade.