Year 12 Admissions

Sixth Form Admission Information

WGHS offers academic excellence, a stimulating working environment and a range of extra-curricular activities.  However, what new students to the school have commented on most is the friendliness of students and staff, the warm family atmosphere

Applications for entry 2020 deadline is 31st January 2020

Sixth Form Open Evening

 

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Futher format information will be updated here near to the event.

likely to include:

  • General information about the school and about subject choices

  • Head Girl’s perspective

  • Personal experiences from a girl joining Wolverhampton Girls’ High School in Year 12

  • Tour of the school

We welcome students new to the school in the sixth form.

There are 135 places (to be confirmed) available for study in Year 12 in September 2020 with the school welcoming new students from a wide range of schools within and beyond Wolverhampton. Whether your aim is to gain a place on one of the best courses in one of the best universities in the country, or to spend another two years achieving qualifications that ensure you are ready to enter the world of work, our Sixth Form provides both the pastoral support and academic rigour to help prepare you for the next stage of your journey.

Year 12 Admissions

In addition to the published admission arrangements for the transfer of pupils at age 11, the Governing Body of Wolverhampton Girls’ High School wishes to highlight the following agreed procedure with respect to the admission of students to the Sixth Form.

Criteria

Students (external and internal) wishing to join the Sixth Form at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School will usually be expected to have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A*- B or 6 and above, and Mathematics and English Language at grade 6 or above, with a minimum average points score (2018 system) of 6 from her best 6 subjects. Students should preferably have achieved A* or A or 7, 8 or 9 in the subjects they wish to study at A Level, but with a minimum of grade B or 6. Subjects which are not GCSEs but deemed to be equivalent to GCSEs are not accepted.  The Headteacher reserves the right to make the final decision on the application of this criteria.

Application Procedures

Internal students in the current Year 11 are viewed as automatic applicants to the Sixth Form and as such do not need to complete an application form.   There are a variety of opportunities for these students to receive advice and guidance from both students and staff at the school, including attendance at a meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss option choices.

 

Each external student wishing to join the Sixth Form must apply in writing to the Pastoral Leader for the Sixth Form by completing an application form.  She will then be invited to come into school for a meeting with a senior member of staff who will provide advice on options and entry requirements for particular courses.

 

Allocation of places

Initially, conditional offers of admission to Year 12 will be made and these will be confirmed following the publication of GCSE results.   Places will be  allocated to  internal candidates in the  first instance who meet the  school’s entry requirements and then to external candidates who meet the entry criteria in rank order.

 

A waiting list will be compiled of applicants who meet the academic requirements for admission to Year 12 but who, in accordance with the admission criteria, cannot be accommodated.  Those on the waiting list will be ranked in order of merit based on their average total GCSE points score, A “Looked After Child” or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became the subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order who meets the academic criteria, will be given priority.  Students will only be admitted subject to vacancies being available in the subject areas requested.

 

Once admitted to the Sixth Form, each student will enter into an agreement with the school. That agreement will outline what students can expect from the school and what the school will expect from each student.

 

Admission Number

The anticipated intake into the Sixth Form taking into account, both internal and external candidates for the year commencing 1st September 2018 will be 135.

 

If no place is offered, parents will be informed of their right to appeal.