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.

Please note: We are unable to cater for students wishing to repeat Year 12 or Year 13, or wishing to come to the school directly into Year 13.

A minimum of twenty 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. 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.

Please click HERE to read further information about the rationale for including a GCSE language attainment in our admissions to Sixth Form. 

Applicants are to ensure they read the Sixth Form Admissions Privacy Policy.

A Level courses will only run if there is enough interest to make them a viable option.

 

Students who meet the minimum entry requirements are selected in the following priority order:

  1. Those progressing from Year 11 at Wallington County Grammar School.
  2. Those progressing from Year 11 at other schools in rank order* of academic performance.
  3. 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.

 *The rank order will be determined by the total point score of the best eight GCSE’s. (A* = 58, A = 52, B = 46, C = 40, D = 34, E = 28, F = 22, G = 16, U = 0, unreformed, or numeric grade for reformed subjects). The School may offer a place to an applicant with a lower total point score because of the availability of places on a specific course. Once classes are full the School will look to find the right applicant for the right course lower down in the rank order. The size of the Sixth Form is up to 340 students.

N.B. – Students cannot study Further Mathematics within their three A Level choices. This must be chosen as a fourth A Level.

 

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 a Grade B with at least four at Grade A or above.
  2. To have achieved at least a Grade B in English Language and Mathematics.
  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.)
  4. To have achieved at least a Grade A in the subjects to be studied at A Level unless there are special entry requirements for a subject. (see below)
  5. To have chosen subjects which match availability. Each subject has a limited number of places available. It may not be possible to offer all chosen subjects and therefore course changes must be made or the School may offer lower down in the rank order of students.

*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.

 

Special entry requirements (subject specific) when studying three A Levels, or four A Levels including Further Mathematics.

Art and Design - an A or above in GCSE Art or Design Technology.

Biology - an A or above at GCSE in Biology single science or two A* grades in Dual Award Science.

Chemistry - an A or above at GCSE in Chemistry single science or two A* grades in Dual Award Science.

Classics - an A or above in GCSE Classical Civilisation (or an A or above in GCSE History if GCSE Classical Civilisation has not been studied) AND at least an A in English Literature.

Design & Technology - an A or above in GCSE Design & Technology. (Electronics, Resistant Materials, Graphic Design or Product Design) 

Economics - either an A or above in GCSE Economics, or if Economics has not been studied at GCSE, at least an A in Mathematics and a B in English Language or English Literature at GCSE.

English Literature - an A or above in GCSE English Literature.

French - an A in GCSE French.

Further Mathematics– an A* in GCSE Mathematics plus one of the following:

  • an A* or above in AQA Further Mathematics
  • an extended Level 2 qualification e.g. IGCSE Further Pure Mathematics
  • a B or above in FSMQ Additional Mathematics
  • a Level 3 qualification with high Algebra content e.g. certificate in Algebra, AS modules C1, C2)
  • a full AS Level in Mathematics

For external 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 - an A or above in GCSE Geography.

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

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

Mathematics - an A or above in GCSE Mathematics.

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

Physical Education - either an A or above in GCSE Physical Education and a B or above in GCSE Biology, or an A or above in GCSE Biology if GCSE Physical Education has not been studied.

Physics - an A or above at GCSE in Physics single science or two A* grades in Dual Award Science

Spanish - an 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 a Grade B with at least four at Grade A* in the four A Levels that are chosen.
  2. To have achieved at least a Grade B in English Language and Mathematics.
  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.)
  4. To have chosen subjects which match availability. Each subject has a limited number of places available. It may not be possible to offer all chosen subjects and therefore course changes must be made or the School may offer lower down in the rank order of students.

*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.

 

Special entry requirements (subject specific) when studying four A Levels, not including Further Mathematics.

Art and Design - an A* in GCSE Art or Design Technology.

Biology - an A* in GCSE Biology.

Chemistry - an A* in GCSE Chemistry.

Classics - an A* in GCSE Classical Civilisation (or an A* in GCSE History if GCSE Classical Civilisation has not been studied) AND at least an A* in English Literature.

Design & Technology - an A* in GCSE Design & Technology. (Electronics, Resistant Materials, Graphic Design or Product Design) 

Economics - an A* in GCSE Economics.

English Literature - an A* in GCSE English Literature.

French - an A* in GCSE French.

Geography - an A* in GCSE Geography.

Government & Politics - an A* in GCSE History or Classical Civilisation or Geography.

History - an A* in GCSE History.

Mathematics - an A* in GCSE Mathematics.

Philosophy - an A* in GCSE Religious Studies, or an A* in History or Classical Civilisation if Religious Studies has not been studied.

Physical Education - an A* in GCSE Physical Education and an A* in GCSE Biology.

Physics - an A* in GCSE Physics.

Spanish - an A* in GCSE Spanish.