Joining our Sixth Form

If you are thinking of joining our sixth form (whether already studying at Bournemouth School or studying elsewhere) you are strongly advised to attend the Sixth Form Admissions Open Evening. The next such evening is on Thursday 10th January 2018.  The application form and further details, including a prospectus, can be obtained via the school office or downloaded using the links below.  The closing date for applications is 31st January 2018

The conditional offer of a place in the Sixth Form prior to the publication of an applicant’s GCSE results is subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the Sixth Form, meeting the subject specific requirements for his/her chosen programme of study and the school being able to offer such a programme.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

To meet our Sixth Form entry requirements, applicants must have attained at least a grade 5 in both English Language and Mathematics, and have a “Best 8” GCSE points score of at least 50 points with at least a grade 6 in the subjects chosen or in a related discipline. Applicants wishing to study Mathematics must have attained at least a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics, and those wishing to study Further Mathematics must have attained at least a grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics. 

For example, if a student’s Best 8 GCSEs are 6 grade 6s (each scoring 6 points) and 2 grade 7s (each scoring 7 points), they would have a total (Best 8) points score of 50 – so provided they have achieved at least a grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics, they would be eligible for a place in the Sixth Form. The grades to points conversion for 2018 is shown below:

For English & Mathematics GCSE For Other GCSE subjects
Grade Points Grade Points
9 9





8 8
7 7 A 7
6 6





5 5
Etc ...   C 4

The entry requirements have been set to ensure that students joining our sixth form are capable of undertaking our academically demanding provision.