Year 12 Admissions
Welcome to the Year 12 admissions section of our website, here you can find the latest information about the process to apply for the school and various useful information.
Latest Year 12 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
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 and the warm family atmosphere.
Please contact Mrs Darby, the Sixth Form Pastoral Administrative Officer, by telephone 01902 551515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further enquiries about this event or sixth form at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School in general.
Admission Arrangements to the Sixth Form for school year 2020-21
Both internal and external students wishing to enter the sixth form will be expected to have met the same minimum academic entry requirements for the Sixth Form. These are that students will usually be expected to have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades 5 (or B where legacy GCSE) or above, including Mathematics and English Language, with a minimum average points score of 6 from her best 6 subjects. In addition to the Sixth Form’s minimum academic entry requirements students will need to satisfy minimum entrance requirements to the courses for which they are applying. If either internal or external applicants fail to meet the minimum course requirements they will be given the option of pursuing any alternative courses for which they do meet the minimum academic requirements. Course requirements are published annually in the School’s prospectus and on its website. Subjects which are not GCSEs but deemed to be equivalent to GCSEs are not accepted. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make the final decision on the application of the entry requirements.
Internal students in the current Year 11 are viewed as automatic applicants to the Sixth Form and will be admitted subject to meeting the entry requirements. 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 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/Oversubscription Criteria
Initially, conditional offers of admission to Year 12 will be made and these will be confirmed following the publication of GCSE results. When there are more external applicants that satisfy all aspects of the academic entry requirements, priority, will be given in the following order:
1. A “Looked After Child”7, or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
2. Other students who would then be ranked in order of merit based on their average total GCSE points score.
Joint Lowest Last Place Score
In the event that more than one candidate obtains the last score a tie break process will be followed. Priority will be allocated in the following order:
1. Those living nearest to the school. The measurement between home and school will be determined by the straight line measurement from the designated home address8 to the school using computerised software. For applications from the same block of flats that have the same designated point, the allocation will be decided by lot. Where parents have shared responsibility for the girl and the girl lives with both parents for part of the week then the main residence will be determined as the address where the girl lives for the majority of the school week during term time. Parents may be requested to supply documentary evidence to support the address used for the application.
2. In the event that there is a tie between sisters who live at the same address, the place will be allocated to the first born and in cases where this is not known, the allocation will be decided by lot.
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 accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out above.
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.
If no place is offered, parents and students will be informed of their right to appeal.
7 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 the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
8 The normal place of residence on weekdays and nights. The home address of a child is considered to be the permanent residence of a child in a residential property when the place is offered. The address must be the child’s main residence and is either: owned by the child’s parent/carer or guardian or leased to or rented by the child’s parent/carer or guardian under lease or written rental agreement.