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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Join Our Sixth Form

Open events 

We host an Open Evening each December for current Year 11 students to get to know our Sixth Form offering. We encourage prospective students to talk to existing Sixth Form students and the Subject Leads for your chosen subjects to ascertain a good understanding of what we can do to help springboard you towards your intended next step, whether that is Further/Higher Education or employment. You also have the opportunity to hear from our Sixth Form Senior Leadership Team and from our Head Girl team, who are proud to represent our student body.

In 2021, we were fully booked and welcomed over 300 students and parents into our Sixth Form. If you missed it but would like to explore our Sixth Form facilities before submitting an application to join us, please get in touch with the Sixth Form team on sixthform@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk.

Apply to Ribston Hall Sixth Form 

If you would like to be considered for a place in Ribston Hall Sixth Form, starting in September 2022, please contact us on sixthform@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk. 

                           

Entry Requirements & Subjects 

The minimum entry requirements for Sixth Form admission to Ribston Hall High School for entry September 2022 are:

  • Five full course GCSE at Grade 6, in separate subjects at Grade 6 or higher (Core and Additional Science count as separate subjects. Short course GCSEs do not count towards the full course GCSE requirements).
  • Students should have a minimum of Grade 5 in both English Language and Mathematics.
  • Students should meet individual subject requirements as described in the prospectus in their chosen subjects if previously taken at GCSE level, or a relevant subject as specified in the Sixth Form Information Booklet.

We recommend that students study three A Level subjects, this can be combined with the Extended Project Qualification which we strongly recommend for all students to support Higher Education applications (particularly for Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions).  It is possible to study four A Level subjects, although this is not required for University Applications.

 

Entry Requirements

Art & Design: Fine Art

Grade 6 or above in Art & Design

Art & Design: Photography

Grade 6 in Art & Design or Photography

Art & Design: Textiles Design

Grade 6 or above in Art & Design (Fine Art or Textiles) or Design & Technology: Product Design

Business Studies

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language or Mathematics

Computer Science

Grade 6 or above in Mathematics

Dance

Grade 5 or above in English Literature or Language. GCSE Dance is not an essential requirement

English Literature

Grade 6 or above in English Literature or English Language

Food Science and Nutrition Level 3

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

French

Grade 6 or above in GCSE French 

Geography

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Geography 

Government & Politics

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language

History

Grade 6 or above in GCSE History 

Mathematics

Grade 7 in above on the GCSE Mathematics Higher Tier papers

Music

Grade 6 or above in Music

Philosophy & Ethics

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Religious Studies or Grade 6 English Language

Physical Education

Grade 6 or above in Physical Education

Psychology

Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 5 in a Science or Combined Science 

Science – Biology

Grade 7 or above in Biology (Triple Science) and

 

Grade 6 or above in Mathematics

 

or

 

Grade 7-7 in Combined Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics

Science – Chemistry

Grade 7 or above in Chemistry (Triple Science) and

Science – Physics

Grade 7 or above in Physics (Triple Science) and

Sociology

Grade 6 above in GCSE English Language/Literature/History or RS

Spanish

Grade 6 or above in Spanish 

Theatre Studies

Grade 6 or above in Drama, English Language or Literature

Year 12 Option Blocks 2022-2023 

 

OPTION A

OPTION B

OPTION C

OPTION D

Biology

Chemistry

Biology

Art & Photography

Chemistry

Dance

Business Studies

Drama

Computer Science

English Literature

English Literature

Food Science & Nutrition

French

History

Mathematics

Further Mathematics

Geography

Mathematics

Politics

Psychology

History

Physical Education

Psychology

Sociology

Physics

Philosophy & Ethics

Sociology

Spanish

Psychology

Music

 

Textiles

 

Admission review process 

Internal and new students who have missed the entry criteria may request consideration for a place by the School’s Admissions Review Group who may accept or reject applications.

The School’s Admissions Review Group will also consider the case for all applicants who have previously been in receipt of Pupil Premium but have not met the published admission criteria. 

The Admissions Review Group meets to look at individual cases where there are extenuating circumstances which may have influenced performance.  This group will also examine some cases where a student has not gained the grades to take a particular subject.

For the Admissions Review Group to consider a case we need:

The form, GCSE results and all evidence need to reach the Sixth Form Team by Friday 26th August at 12pm.  Further Admissions Review meetings will take place after this date should there be a requirement to do so.

Please submit the form online and email your GCSE results and evidence to sixthform@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk

What to expect

Following your application, you will be invited for an interview with the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Robert Goodwin. The interview will comprise a discussion on your aspirations for Sixth Form and beyond, your expected GCSE results and what you would like to gain, beyond academic excellence, from your Sixth Form experience.

A conditional offer may then be made. 

If you are awarded a place, which is confirmed following your GCSE results in August, it is expected you will complete the Summer Transition Work for your relevant subjects prior to starting in Sixth Form in September.