How to Apply to Wigston College Sixth Form
For admission to Advanced Level programmes of study, students are usually expected to achieve a minimum of 6 GCSEs at A* – C or equivalent (including 4’s in English Language and Mathematics). Students also need to meet any individual subject entry criteria stipulated. If students have the grades to take specific subjects but have a grade 3 in English or Mathematics or both, resit classes will be available. Students can take a combination of A Level and other level 3 courses (e.g. BTEC) if they so wish.
For students who have studied BTEC along with GCSEs, a Merit or Distinction is required to progress on to A Level courses, unless otherwise stated in the prospectus.
Students will be expected to have a proven track record of a positive engagement for learning and a good record of attendance at Key Stage 4.
Students are required to study a minimum of 3 subjects at Advanced Level in Year 12.
Most students will continue with 3 subjects in Year 13 to achieve the full A Level qualification.
More able students will be encouraged to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their A Level subjects.
To move from Year 12 to Year 13 in any subject a student will require:
- A minimum of a grade D at AS level or at Pre Public Examination or a Pass in coursework.
- A good level of attendance during Year 12
For admission to the Progression Route, students are expected to achieve at least 4 D/3 grades at GCSE.
Students will also be expected to have a good engagement for learning score and a good record of attendance at Key Stage 4.
Students on this learning pathway will retake core qualifications in English and Mathematics and follow a full programme of Level 2 qualifications along with some work experience and enrichment activities.
Students may choose this pathway if they are unsure about their future career intentions or prospects and would benefit from another year of supported study.
You can apply to Wigston College Sixth Form via UCAS Progress, an online admissions system used by schools with Year 11 students across Leicester and Leicestershire.