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Admissions 2018

For entry to our Sixth Form in September 2018, please attend our
Sixth Form Open Evening: 
Thursday 30th November 2017 

Sixth Form staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and you will have the opportunity to tour the school if you wish. 

There is no need to book, please just come along. We look forward to seeing you.

Sixth Form Pathways 

Minimum entry requirements for Sixth Form admission to Ribston Hall High school entry September 2018 is six GCSE passes at Grades A-C/grade 5 including Mathematics, English Language or English Literature. For each course, there are entry specific requirements, please check this information carefully. There are 3 possible Programmes of study students applying for places at Ribston Hall can undertake. Depending on your GCSE results and your intended career paths, students should select the Programme of study most appropriate to them.

Students should apply for the suitable Pathway based on their GCSE predictions. If students achieve better or not as well as expected, alternative pathways will be advised and allocated on results day in August 2017.

 

Programme of Study
1

Programme of Study
2

Programme of Study
3

Content

3 Subjects + AS Qualification

Participation in a Russell Group /Oxbridge/ Medics Preparation Programme

3 Subjects + Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

3 subjects

Criteria

Students predicted to achieve 6A*-A grades/Grade 7 or more

Students predicted to achieve a minimum of  6 B Grades/Grade 6   

Students predicted to achieve a minimum of 4 B grades/Grade 6

Suitable for

Students aspiring to a Russell Group university

Students considering Medicine or Veterinary Science

Students who are unsure of their career path, but would like to keep options as broad as possible. Students who can cope with the rigour of 4 AS subjects and achieve high grades in all areas at the end of Year 1

Students considering University or Higher Apprenticeship

Students with a specific career path in mind e.g. Law where an EPQ on a law based topic would enhance your application and in some cases lower the offer universities might make.

Students who are creative, arts focused or sports enthusiasts who would like to create an artefact or something similar for the EPQ.

Students applying for a very competitive course e.g. nursing

Students who will definitely be interviewed for their undergraduate course.

Students considering university, employment or apprenticeships.

Students who know they need the time to focus their efforts on just 3 subjects to ensure a consistent high performance in all 3 areas.

Information Advice and Guidance. 

Students selecting Programme of Study 1 should remember that most universities using a grading system to make offers e.g. subject grades BBB and will not expect 4 subjects. Universities will make offers based on their admissions criteria, usually favouring 3 strong subject grades over 3 A Levels and an AS at slightly lower grades. Offers are not often lowered due to students having studied for an AS subject as well.  If, however, the university make an offer based on a points e.g. 120 UCAS points, the AS grade will often be considered as part of the offer.

Students considering Programme of Study 2 should be aware that there are a number of universities who offer a lower entry criteria if you have completed the EPQ.  For example, to study BSc Business Analytics at Southampton University the offer is as follows AAB or ABB with A in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This is not available at every university, so students should remember to do their research before selecting this as an option.

Students opting for Programme of Study 3 should plan to make structured use of independent study time to ensure they maintain consistent grades in all three areas. If students perform well, meeting all their target grades in end of year examinations, students might be offered the opportunity to complete an EPQ. Again, universities prefer 3 strong subject grades above 3 A levels plus an AS with lower outcomes.

Subject Entry Requirements 

Subject Minimum Requirements (GCSE)
Art & Design Grade 6 Art & Design
Art & Design: Textiles Grade 6 Design & Technology: Textiles or Art & Design
Computer Science Grade 6 or above in Mathematics
Dance No GCSE Required
Drama & Theatre Grade 6 Drama or Grade 6 English Language or Literature
D.T. Product Design 3D Grade 6 Design & Technology Graphic Design, Product Design, Resistant Materials, Engineering or Textiles
Economics Grade 6 in Business Studies or Economics or a grade 6 in English Language or Literature. 
(English only considered if GCSE in Economics or Business has not been taken)
English Language Grade 6 in English Language
English Literature Grade 6 English Language
Film Studies Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature
Food Science & Nutrition Level 3 Diploma Grade 6  Design & Technology: Food
French Grade 6 including Higher Tier Listening
Geography Grade 6 Geography
German Grade 6 including Higher Tier Listening
Government & Politics Grade 6 in History or Grade 6 English Language/Literature
Health & Social Care Level 3 National Diploma Grade 6 in English Language/Literature or Grade B in Religious Studies or History
History Grade 6 History
ICT Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate Grade 6 or equivalent in ICT or Computing
Mathematics Grade 7 Higher Tier
Mathematics (Further) Grade 8 Higher Tier Mathematics (A Level Mathematics must also be studied)
Music Grade 6 Music
Philosophy & Ethics Grade 6 Religious Studies
Photography Grade 6 Art & Design
Physical Education Grade 6 Physical Education
Psychology Grade 6 in English Language, Mathematics or Grade B Science
Science - Biology Grade 6 Biology - Triple Science. Grades 6/7 in Core/Additional Science.The grade 7 must be in Additional Science.
Science - Chemistry Grade B Chemistry - Triple Science. Grades 6/7 in Core/Additional Science.The  grade 7 must be in Additional Science.
Science - Physics Grade B Physics - Triple Science. Grades 6/7 in Core/Additional Science.The grade 7 must be in Additional Science.
Sociology Grade 6 in Health & Social Care, Child Development or Grade 6 English Language/Literature
Spanish Grade 6 including Higher Tier Listening

Selecting the right course for you

It is really important you research fully before selecting your courses for A Level. You should read the subject information fully to ensure you know the units you will cover and the assessment information for each course. Additionally, ask for guidance from subject staff and other students to get a balanced idea of what the course entails. If you are following a specific career path e.g. Medicine, you MUST research what the entry requirements are for these courses at university level. You may need to contact university admission services directly to find out this information. Additionally, you should make use of the UCAS course search function at the link below. We realise that this is a big decision for you to make, and understand you may change subject options along the way.  Once you have applied to Ribston Hall, if you have any changes you wish to make, you simply need to contact us at enrolment@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk with your name and the course you wish to change from and to. Once you have started your A Levels, if you wish change your subjects, this ideally needs to be within the first two weeks of study and you need to approach a member of the Sixth Form team. 

The following link may be helpful to identify which subjects are needed for university courses. UCAS course search  http://search.ucas.com/  

Should you wish to amend your subject choices, please fill in our online form available here.