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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Applications & Admissions

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

  • Five grade 5’s minimum to study all A level courses.
  • Five grade 5’s minimum to study a combination of A level courses and vocational courses (BTEC’s and applied L3 courses).
  • Six Grade 4’s to study all Level 3 BTEC/applied courses.
  • Each subject has their own entry requirement and Average Point Score (APS) linked to them for guidance (see page 8 and 9 in handbook).


How to apply

The Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening for September 2021 entry will take place on Tuesday 17th November 2020. This will include a Zoom meeting/presentation at 7.30pm.

The main application deadline for September 2021 entry has now passed, please contact if you need to submit an application


New Starter Information

Mr L Huckle 
Head of Sixth Form

Mr C Tonking
Head of Year & Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Mrs C Bonham
Pastoral & Academic Support Officer

Professor L Hubbard
Head of Academia SWA & Lead for HA students Best Trust



Mrs S Hoad
Head of Year & Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Miss S Butler
Sixth Form & Data Support Administrator

International Students

  • International students entering Year 12 must be 17 or under by 1st September on the year of entry.

  • All international students (or students who have qualifications other than GCSE’s) are required to sit entrance examinations in Maths and English.

  • All international students are required to have an entry interview with the Head of Sixth Form.