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Ashmole Academy

Admission Criteria


Please see here for our consultation documents on the proposed Sixth Form Admissions Policy for September 2018.

GCE (Advanced) Criteria

Due to national changes, Ashmole Academy has decided to modify its A Level provision for September 2017 to maximise the success of the students in the new reformed A Levels. The changes are as follows:

1. The Academy will no longer require students to take AS examinations at the end of Year 12. Instead, all students will sit an internal end of year examination which has to be passed before continuing into Year 13.

2. Students are required to study a minimum of three A Levels for the duration of the 6th Form. The most able, if they wish to study four A Levels may do so.

3. The teaching time allocated to A Levels will be increased.


Please see the amendment to the prospectus for further details.

To gain entry into the sixth form, students must meet the general entry requirements of at least five or more A*-C at GCSE with a GCSE grade of 5 or above in English Language and Maths. In addition, most subjects have an extra compulsory admission requirement of grade B or higher in the subject specified. These additional admission criteria are shown in the table in the prospectus. Passes at BTEC 1st Certificate or Diploma including a merit or distinction are not included as suitable for A level.

Please note there are no GCSE retakes in the Sixth Form.

Entry to Year 13

Entry to Year 13 is dependent upon students passing their end of year examination in Year 12. 

BTEC Extended Diploma Entry Criteria

Entry to the BTEC National Extended Diploma Programme is restricted to Year 11 students of Ashmole Academy. In order to qualify for the BTEC National Extended Diploma Programme students must achieve five or more A*-C at GCSE with a GCSE grade of 5 or above in English Language and Maths.

Application Forms