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Admissions

Conditions of entry to the Sixth Form

The Admission Arrangements for the Sixth Form are contained within the School’s Admissions Arrangements.

  • All applicants to Year 12 must have a minimum of five Grade 6s at GCSE, with a minimum of Grade 5 in English Language and Maths if they are not part of the five.
  • They must have Grade 6 or above in the subjects they wish to study or, in the case of a new subject, a Grade 6 or above in a related subject.
  • Please see the course outlines for full details of the requirements for individual subjects.

In a typical year there will be approximately 500 applications for the additional places, so please be aware that meeting the entry requirements does not guarantee a place.

Admissions Process

We begin by inviting Year 11 external candidates and their parents to our Sixth Form Open Afternoon in November. The programme consists of tours of the school, talks by Mr M Ewins (Head of Key Stage 5) and an opportunity to talk to subject teachers.

For any further queries regarding our Admissions process, please email Year12entry@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

Timeline for external candidates for entry September 2019:

  • Our Open Afternoon for external candidates to Sixth Form will be held on Thursday 15th November 2018 from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. No booking is required.
    2.00pm to 4.00pm Tours of the school.
    2.15pm and 3.00pm – Talks by Mr M Ewins (Head of Sixth Form).
    4.00pm – 5.00pm – Subject teachers available for discussion in the Main Hall.
    Please note that this is a normal school day and consequently parking on site will not be possible – we would be grateful if you are considerate to our local residents.
  • To apply to the Sixth Form, you will need to complete an online application form which will be available here from Thursday 15th November 2018 and submit it by Friday 21st December 2018.
  • Student meetings/Ongoing admissions process are held during February/March 2019. (Only selected students will be invited to the school to discuss their applications further).
  • Conditional offers of places – Letters are sent by the end of the Spring Term 2019.

Please note – 16-19 Bursaries are available – see Policies