Joining our Sixth Form

The sixth form application process starts with our Sixth Form Open Evening which is held in January in the year of admission. 

For Year 12 2023, we are planning a Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday, 19 January 2023.  This event will include presentations from our Sixth Form leadership team offering guidance relating to A level subject choices/combinations, admissions, pastoral support and an opportunity to speak to teachers in your chosen subject areas.  There will also be a Q & A session about other aspects of our Sixth Form. 

To further assist you, we have asked current students to answer questions relating to their A level choices.  You can find the videos in the subject section within the subject information page.  You may also wonder what it is like to study at a predominantly boys' school if you are a girl - please see what our girls had to say.

Our Open Evening is held later than other schools to ensure that students have received their 'mock' GCSE examinations results.  These results help inform students and parents which A level subject choices/combinations to make.

The application window for entry in September 2023 will end on 10 February 2023. Priority will be given to those who met this deadline.  Any late applications will be considered on an individual basis and will be subject to a space being available.  Please contact the Admissions Officer who can discuss your application and send you the necessary paperwork on 01202 512609 or by email office@bournemouth-school.org

Once you have applied you will receive an email reply with an offer of a place for September 2023, subject to you meeting both the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form and the subject specific requirements as detailed in the Subject Information Booklet.

The next stage in the process is for us to collate all applicants’ subject choices to enable us to construct the timetable.  We may contact you to discuss your chosen subjects if we are unable to facilitate a specific combination or if one of your courses has been withdrawn from offer due to insufficient numbers.

If you do wish to take up your offer of a place at our Sixth Form you will need to:

  • attend on Wednesday, 28 June 2023 - Year 12 Induction Day;
  • provide a copy of your GCSE results by 4pm on Friday, 25 August 2023;
    (results are only required if you are not currently attending Bournemouth School)
  • attend on Monday, 4 September 2023  – Year 12 Registration Day; and
  • attend from Wednesday, 6 September 2023  – start of term for Year 12

Further information will be provided on each of these days if your application is successful.