How to Apply
How to apply to Notre Dame 6th Form
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Our Entry Requirements
Entry requirements for Notre Dame Sixth Form are 42 points from your best 8 subjects; GCSE Maths and English (Language or Literature) at a minimum of grade 4; and, in addition, individual subjects have their own minimum entry requirements which are as follows (all grades refer to GCSE qualifications)
|I wish to study...||I require|
|Art||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|Biology||Grade 6s (12) in Science (if Combined) or Grade 6 in Biology (if Triple) and a grade 5 in Maths|
|Business Studies||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|Chemistry||Grade 6s (12) in Science (if Combined) or Grade 6 in Chemistry (if Triple) and a grade 6 in Maths|
|Computer Science||A GCSE in this subject|
|Drama||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|Economics||No specific requirements|
|English Literature||Grade 6 in English Language and English Literature|
|English Language & Literature||Grade 5 in English Language and English Literature|
|French||Grade 6 in French|
|Further Maths||Grade 7 in Maths|
|Geography||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|Government & Politics||No specific requirements|
|Graphics||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|History||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|Maths||Grade 6 in Maths|
|Maths (L3 Cert.)||No specific requirements|
|Music||Either a GCSE in this subject Or Grade 5 Theory and Grade 5 Practical in standard|
|Philosophy & Ethics||No specific requirements|
|PE||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|Physics||Grade 6s (12) in Science (if Combined) or Grade 6 in Physics (if Triple) and a grade 6 in Maths|
|Product Design||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
|Psychology||No specific requirements|
|Sociology||No specific requirements|
|Spanish||Grade 6 in Spanish|
|Textiles||A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential|
If you are concerned about “similar subjects” it is always worth checking with the school if unsure.
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
What are your entry requirements?
Our Entry Requirements
You need 42 points from your top 8 GCSE grades. You also require a minimum grade 4 in Maths and either English Language or Literature. There are specific minimum grade requirements for some subjects. See table further down on this page.
Do I need to be a Catholic?
No, only a third of our Sixth Form is Catholic.
Will I have an interview?
No, offers are made on predicted grades.
If I opt for a subject and change my mind after I have submitted, what do I do?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make any changes for you to your subject choices or, you can log onto the application system and make the changes yourself.
My combination of subjects does not fit in with the blocking. What do I do?
Please email us with the clashes if you have not already done so. The blocking is pretty firm but if we get 10 or more students asking for the same combination we will do our best to come up with a solution.
When will I hear if I have been offered a place?
Should I be thinking about University requirements?
Those considering, even remotely, a university or further education application should discover the AS and A2 Level requirements for courses for which they might later apply. Requirements vary a good deal, but it is possible to produce a short-list. UCAS has an excellent website https://www.ucas.com/ listing all UK HE courses and their entrance requirements.
The Russell Group | Home provides valuable information about the specific A level subjects required for HE courses and should be visited before students select their A level subjects.
We have a wide range of courses available to inspire growth and to develop your skills. Entry into our 6th Form requires students to meet the entry requirements outlined in our Admissions Policy.
For further advice please contact our 6th Form Team.