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How to Apply

St Peter's 13-18

How to Apply

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Application Process for Sixth Form

Lower Sixth is the first year of the two-year A-level course, and a very popular entry point. Candidates are assessed in their preferred subjects for A-level, and complete an interview.  Reports, references and predicted grades are taken into account.

Our minimum academic requirement for entry to the Sixth Form is six GCSEs at grade 6, or equivalent.  However, entry is extremely competitive and in most circumstances it is likely that candidates will need to perform well above this level to be successful in securing a place.  We are happy to provide further advice during the admissions process.

Entrance Exam

The Entrance Exam for entry to the Lower Sixth is held in mid-November.

Candidates who perform particularly well in the November exam will be offered a place by 1 December. However, those candidates who perform less strongly may be placed on a waiting list before a final decision is made.

We may choose to make a firm offer or a conditional offer.  Where a conditional offer is made, the candidate must meet any specified criteria – such as achieving certain grades at GCSE – before the place can be confirmed.

Day or boarding?

When you apply to Sixth Form at St Peter's, you can choose to join us as a day or boarding pupil. Around 30% of our Sixth Formers board, enabling them to dedicate more time to the things they love and make the most of everything on offer at St Peter's. 

As a Sixth Form boarder, you can enjoy a campus lifestyle as part of a happy and thriving boarding community. Our boarders develop a sense of independence which supports their transition to life and study beyond St Peter's. 

Find out more about Boarding at St Peter's

Help with Fees

We also offer means-tested Help with Fees bursaries for pupils joining us at Sixth Form, to contribute towards the costs of studying. 

Next steps...

Are you interested in applying for our Sixth Form? Our friendly admissions team will answer any questions you might have and guide you through the application process. 

Our Sixth Form Open Evening 2020 is now fully booked. Please do not worry if you did not manage to register for a place. We will share the materials on our website later this week and you can contact us with any questions.

For advice on all aspects of the Bursary and Admission process, contact Mrs Gillian Bland on 01904 527 305, or by email at g.bland@stpetersyork.org.uk.

Find out more about our Application Procedures.