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Admissions & Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed from both current students and those studying at other institutions.  Every year we hold a sixth form Open Evening where students can find out more about life in QPHS sixth form, option choices available and have the opportunity to meet Curriculum Team Leaders and teachers of A Level and Level 3 subjects. There will also be tours for external candidates. If you would like to book an informal tour, please contact Mrs Prydden via email: or Tel 01244 981500

Guidance on entry requirements is subject to change in line with government updates, but as a broad indication, we expect the following:

Full A-Level Package (3-4* A Level courses)
  • 5+ GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a strong pass (grade 5) in English and maths
  • Grade 6 entry requirement for maths A Level
  • Grade 5 entry requirement for sciences A Levels

* The option to take 4 A’ Level courses will be made only in exceptional circumstances

Level 3 Package (mix of A Level and vocational Level 3 courses)
  • 5+ GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • Grade 6 entry requirement for maths A Level
  • Grade 5 entry requirement for sciences A Level
Level 3 Foundation Year
  • 5 GCSES grades 9-3

Advice on minimum grades to access courses will be given at interview.  Options in this package will be subject to availability

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths will be required to continue their study of maths and English until they have achieved this level.

To find out what courses we are running, please download the current Course Information booklet for 2019-21 below.

Students apply by completing an application form (this is different for internal and external students) or by completing an online application form. The application form can also be downloaded below.
References will be requested for students applying from other schools and we will offer places based on suitability for courses alongside attendance and punctuality information.