Admissions Criteria Year 7 – 2017 entry

The School admits 135 boys into Year 7 each year on the basis of their ability; included in this number are all boys for whom Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) is the named School on their Formal Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health & Care (EHC) Plan who meet the School’s Admission Criteria.  Boys will be regarded of selective ability according to their performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET).  In the event that the number of eligible applications exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will apply, in the order set out below:

a) Children who are looked after by a local authority (LAC)*

b) In rank order of performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET).  The total number of places awarded under criteria a and b, together with those with the School named in an Education Health & Care Plan or Statement of Special Needs will not exceed 110.

c) Up to 10 places for those boys who are successful in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)** through their current school at the time of registration for the Selective Eligibility Test (SET).  Any unfilled places in this criterion on National Offers Day and thereafter will be filled by criterion b.

d) Up to 15 places for those boys who are successful in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) where the permanent home address*** is one of the postcodes SM1, SM2, SM3, SM4, SM5, SM6, SM7, KT4 8 --, CR0 4 --, and CR4 4 – at the time of Common Application Form (CAF) submission deadline. Any unfilled places in this criterion on National Offers Day and thereafter will be filled by criterion b.

e) Children of permanent staff who work within the WCGS Academy Trust****

f) In the event two or more boys have the same rank order and where the admission would exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated in the order of the distance of their homes from the main entrance of Wallington County Grammar School measured in a straight line on a map.

 

*Looked After Child (LAC) or a previously Looked After Child. 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. A previously Looked After Child is a child who was adopted, or subject to a residence order / child arrangements order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.

**If your child is successful in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), we will seek to verify with your child’s primary school if your child is/was receiving Free School Meals (FSM) at the time of registration.

***Permanent home address – where your son’s permanent place of residence is, this should not be a business, relative or carer / child-minder’s address. In addition to the checks completed by the Home Local Authority, WCGS will seek to verify proof of your family name and address in the form of a council tax bill or other records for confirmation following the outcome of the Selective Eligibility Test.

 ****Children of permament staff who work across schools within the WCGS Academy Trust and who have done so for two consecutive years or more. Children of permanent staff who have been recruited to fill a vacancy post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage which is determined by the WCGS Academy Trust.

 

Please note:

The Governors of Wallington County Grammar School have made a decision not to run the WCGS second stage Entrance Examination as the school wishes to reduce the amount of testing that young people who are considering a place at a grammar school have to sit. We are confident that the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) provides us with an accurate measure of boys who are of selective ability.

 

The school will pass more boys than places to take into account the number of students taking the test who may also be interested in other selective places at alternative grammar schools.

 

Boys who pass the SET will be able to list the school as a preference on the Common Application Form (CAF).

 

Success in the SET does not mean a place at Wallington County Grammar School will be offered.

 

Offers of Places

The School is part of the Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme and parents will be informed of the school place, offered to their son, in a letter from their home local authority on National Offers Day (1st March 2017).

 On National Offers Day the Local Authority will send letters to parents confirming the name of the school that is being offered.  If parents have made a valid application for their son to join Wallington County Grammar School and it has been unsuccessful parents have the right to appeal against this decision.

 Information regarding to the right to appeal, the deadlines for lodging an appeal and the relevant contact details will be published on our website after National Offers Day in March 2017. 

 If a boy is eligible for a place at the School but is not offered a place, he will be placed on the waiting list until 31st December 2017. The waiting list is ranked according to the published Admission Criteria.  If a place at the School becomes available in Year 7 between 1st March and 31st December 2017, the next eligible boy on the waiting list will be offered the place without having to sit a further Entrance Examination.  After 31st December boys will have to re-sit the Entrance Examination. Therefore, parents wishing their son to take the Entrance Examination after 31st December 2017, should a vacancy arise, must write to Sutton Local Authority by 31st December stating their wish and providing their son’s name, date of birth, and the name of their current school.  Parents whose son is not on the Entrance Examination waiting list but wish them to be so, must apply for mid-term admission through the London Borough of Sutton.

 

 

Admissions Criteria Year 9 - 2017 Entry

The School starts its GCSE or equivalent courses at the beginning of Year 9 and admits up to an additional 10 boys into Year 9 on the basis of their ability; included in this number are all boys for whom Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) is the named School on their Formal Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health & Care (EHC) Plan who meet the School’s Admission Criteria. Boys will be regarded as of selective ability according to their performance in the Entrance Examination for Year 9. (Please note that it is not possible for boys to sit an Entrance Examination twice for the same academic year of entry.) In the event that the number of eligible applications exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will apply, in the order set out below:

In the event that the number of eligible applications exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will apply for entry into Year 9, in the order set out below:

  1. Children who are looked after by a local authority (LAC)*
  2. In rank order of performance in the Entrance Examination.
  3. In the event two or more boys have the same rank order and where the admission would exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated in the order of the distance of their homes from the main entrance of Wallington County Grammar School measured in a straight line on a map.

 *Looked After Child (LAC) or a previously Looked After Child. 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. A previously Looked After Child is a child who was adopted, or subject to a residence order / child arrangements order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.

 Please note that success in the Entrance Examination does not mean that a place will be offered.

  

 

Admissions Criteria Year 12 – 2017 entry              

Students of Sixth Form age may make their own application for a place in our Sixth Form.

External applicants interested in applying for a place in our Sixth Form are advised to complete the online application form which can be accessed via our website from January until June 2017**. By completing this form you are registering your interest in a place at Wallington County Grammar School. The next stage of the application process will involve a student personally coming to the school on GCSE results day with their confirmed GCSE Statement of Results to complete an Application Form.

**Please note: the Sixth Form Registration of Interest form is available for completion online from November 2016. Please go to the Year 12 Entry section of this website for access to this form.

During the online registration process mentioned above, applicants will be asked to state their A Level preferences and they should clearly specify if they intend to study three or four A Levels.  The School will advise applicants via email during the 2nd half of the Summer Term, the arrangements for GSCE Results Day.

On publication of GCSE results in August, places will be offered in accordance with the Sixth Form 2017 Admissions Criteria. A waiting list will be maintained in the case of oversubscription.

Unsuccessful applicants have the right of appeal.

The School complies with all relevant legislation, including Sex Discrimination Act, Race Relations Acts, Human Rights Act, Disability Discrimination Acts, Equality Act and these arrangements have been consulted on and then determined in accordance with the statutory requirements and the mandatory provisions of the School Admissions Code.

Wallington County Grammar School provides a selective Sixth Form, admitting students based on their GCSE, IGCSE or equivalent qualifications. We do not accept BTEC qualifications as a GCSE equivalent or GCSE Short Courses.

We are unable to cater for students wishing to repeat Year 12 or Year 13.

A minimum of thirty students, depending upon the uptake of places by internal candidates, may be admitted to the Sixth Form from outside the School.

The majority of students in the Sixth Form will select three A Levels or four, if one of them includes Further Mathematics. N.B. – Students cannot study Further Mathematics within their three A Level choices. This must be chosen as a fourth A Level. Some students may be permitted to study four full A Levels, not including Further Mathematics but will need to meet the entry requirements detailed below.

With the exception of Further Mathematics, the School will not offer AS Levels in those subjects that have been ‘reformed’ as part of the current government’s qualification reform programme. All courses are full A Level courses and are to be studied over two years. Students taking qualifications that are ‘un-reformed’ will sit their AS Level examinations at the end of the Upper Sixth alongside their A2 examinations. Once all subjects have been reformed, the School will only offer AS Level Further Mathematics. All courses will be full A Level courses over two years.

 

In the event that the number of eligible applications exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will apply, in the order set out below.

  1. Those progressing from Year 11 at Wallington County Grammar School
  2. Children who are looked after by a local authority (LAC)*
  3. Those progressing from Year 11 at other schools in rank order** of academic performance

*Looked After Child (LAC) or a previously Looked After Child. 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. A previously Looked After Child is a child who was adopted, or subject to a residence order / child arrangements order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.

**In the event that two or more applicants have the same rank order and where the admission would exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated in the order of the distance of their home postcode from the main entrance gate of Wallington County Grammar School measured in a straight line on a map.

Rank order determined by the average point score of the best eight GCSEs (as determined by the Department for Education for 2017 as set out below):

Reformed Subjects (9-1)

Unreformed Subjects (A*, A, B etc)

English Lit, Lang and Maths

All other subjects and early entries

Grade

Points

Grade

Points

9

9.0

A*

8.5

8

8.0

A

7.0

7

7.0

B

5.5

6

6.0

C

4.0

5

5.0

D

3.0

4

4.0

E

2.0

3

3.0

F

1.5

2

2.0

G

1.0

1

1.0

U

0.0

 

Entry requirements for applicants wishing to study three A Levels, or four A Levels including Further Mathematics are:

  1. To have achieved eight GCSEs all with a minimum of either a Grade B or a Grade 6, with at least four at either Grade A or Grade 7 or above.
  2. To have achieved at least a Grade 6 in English Language and Mathematics (or a Grade B if taken early).
  3. To have achieved at least a Grade C in a ‘timetabled’* Language GCSE. (This would include Latin and other languages such as French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish etc.)

* Students who have not chosen to study a language at GCSE or who drop the course during Year 11 due to personal circumstances are not prevented from being admitted to WCGS Sixth Form.

In the subjects selected for study, to have achieved the following:

Art and Design – Grade A or above in GCSE Art.

Biology – Grade A or above at GCSE in Biology, or two A* grades in Dual Award Science (core and additional science), or at least 2 A* grades and 1 A grade if core, additional and further additional science have all been taken.

Chemistry – Grade A or above at GCSE in Chemistry, or two A* grades in Dual Award Science (core and additional science), or at least 2 A* grades and 1 A grade if core, additional and further additional science have all been taken. It is highly recommended that you take A Level Mathematics to accompany Chemistry.

Classics – Grade A or above in GCSE Classical Civilisation if taken, AND at least a Grade 7 (or Grade A if taken early) in English Literature.

Computer Science- Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics (or a Grade A if taken early).

Design & Technology – Grade A or above in GCSE Design & Technology (Electronic Products, Resistant Materials, Product Design or Engineering) 

Economics - either an A or above in either GCSE Economics or GCSE Business Studies, or if neither has been studied at GCSE, at least a Grade 7 in Mathematics (or a Grade A if taken early) and a Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature (or a Grade B if taken early).

English Literature – Grade 7 or above in GCSE English Literature (or a Grade A if taken early).

French – Grade A in GCSE French.

Further Mathematics – Grade 9 in GCSE Mathematics (or a Grade A* if taken early) and an additional qualification as follows:

-  Grade A or above in AQA Further Mathematics, or in an extended Level 2 qualification e.g. IGCSE Further Pure Mathematics

-  Grade B or above in FSMQ Additional Mathematics, or in a Level 3 qualification with high Algebra content e.g. certificate in Algebra, AS modules (C1, C2) or in a full AS Level in Mathematics

For all applicants who do not have extension qualifications there will be additional ‘Bridging Work’ set and an early assessment in September to gauge ability. Failure to pass this assessment process will mean only single A Level Mathematics will be available.

Geography – Grade A or above in GCSE Geography.

Government & Politics- Grade A or above in GCSE History or Classics or Geography.

History – Grade A or above in GCSE History (or a Grade A or above in GCSE Classical Civilisation if GCSE History has not been studied).

Mathematics – Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics (or a Grade A if taken early).

Philosophy – Grade A in GCSE Religious Studies, or an A or above in History or Classics if Religious Studies has not been studied.

Physics – Grade A or above at GCSE in Physics, or two A* grades in Dual Award Science (core and additional science), or at least 2 A* grades and 1 A grade if core, additional and further additional science have all been taken. It is highly recommended that you take A Level Mathematics to accompany Chemistry.

Spanish – Grade A in GCSE Spanish.

 

Entry requirements for applicants wishing to study four A Levels, not including Further Mathematics are:

1. To have achieved eight GCSEs all with a minimum of either a Grade B or a Grade 6 with at least four at either Grade A* or Grade 9.

2. To have achieved at least a Grade 6 in English Language and Mathematics (or a Grade B if taken early).

3. To have achieved at least a Grade C in a ‘timetabled’ * Language GCSE. (This would include Latin and other languages such as French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish etc.)

* Students who have not chosen to study a language at GCSE or who drop the course during Year 11 due to personal circumstances are not prevented from being admitted to WCGS Sixth Form.

4. In the subjects selected for study, to have achieved the following:

Art and Design – Grade A* in GCSE Art.

Biology – Grade A* or above in GCSE Biology, or 3 A* grades if core, additional and further additional science have all been taken, or 2 A* grades if only core and additional science have been taken (dual/double award science)

Chemistry – Grade A* or above in GCSE Chemistry, or 3 A* grades if core, additional and further additional science have all been taken, or 2 A* grades if only core and additional science have been taken (dual/double award science). It is highly recommended that you take A Level Mathematics to accompany Chemistry.

Classics – Grade A* or above in GCSE Classical Civilisation if taken, AND at least a Grade 8 (or Grade A* if taken early) in English Literature.

Computer Science - Grade 9 in GCSE Mathematics (or a Grade A* if taken early).

Design & Technology – Grade A* in GCSE Design & Technology. (Electronic Products, Resistant Materials, Product Design or Engineering) 

Economics – Either a Grade A* in either GCSE Economics or GCSE Business Studies, or if neither has been studied at GCSE, at least a Grade 8 in Mathematics (or a Grade A if taken early) and a Grade 7 in either English Language or English Literature (or a Grade A if taken early).

English Literature – Grade 9 in GCSE English Literature (or a Grade A* if taken early).

French – Grade A* in GCSE French.

Geography – Grade  A* in GCSE Geography.

Government & Politics – Grade A* in GCSE History or Classical Civilisation or Geography.

History - Grade A* or above in GCSE History (or a Grade A* or above in GCSE Classical Civilisation if GCSE History has not been studied).

Mathematics – Grade 9 in GCSE Mathematics (or a Grade A* if taken early).

Philosophy – Grade A* in GCSE Religious Studies, or a Grade A* in History or Classical Civilisation if Religious Studies has not been studied.

Physics – Grade A* or above in GCSE Physics, or 3 A* grades if core, additional and further additional science have all been taken, or 2 A* grades if only core and additional science have been taken (dual/double award science). It is highly recommended that you take A Level Mathematics to accompany Physics.

Spanish – Grade A* in GCSE Spanish.

 

 

Admissions Criteria 2017 – Mid Term

Entrance Examination Waiting Lists will be maintained for each year group, in the unlikely event of a vacancy, all boys who have registered an interest either with the School or London Borough of Sutton for the year group with the vacancy in will be invited to attend an entrance examination to determine eligibility. (Please note that it is not possible for boys to sit an Entrance Examination twice for the same academic year of entry.) These Entrance Examination waiting lists are reviewed at the end of each academic year. Please note that success in an Entrance Examination does not mean that a place will be offered.

Boys will be regarded as of selective ability according to their performance in the Entrance Examination. In the event that the number of eligible applications exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will apply for mid-term, in the order set out below:

  1. Children who are looked after by a local authority (LAC)*
  2. In rank order of performance in the Entrance Examination.
  3. In the event two or more boys have the same rank order and where the admission would exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated in the order of the distance of their homes from the main entrance of Wallington County Grammar School measured in a straight line on a map.

*Looked After Child (LAC) or a previously Looked After Child. 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. A previously Looked After Child is a child who was adopted, or subject to a residence order / child arrangements order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.