Joining us for the Sixth Form

Download our Sixth Form Prospectus

Our Sixth Form Prospectus is available to download here. Take a look to read more about our School and Sixth Form offer, and find out what current Sixth Form students think.

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Come and take a look around

You are warmly invited to the University of Birmingham School Sixth Form Open Evenings.

On 16th November and 1st December 2016 from 5.30-8pm we'll be opening our doors to prospective Sixth Form students and families. 

For information on places at the University of Birmingham School for entry in September 2017, please visit our dedicated Sixth Form pages.

Summary of Entry Requirements

To be offered a place at the University of Birmingham School’s Sixth Form, you must achieve the following GCSE grades:

To be eligible for entry into the University of Birmingham School’s Sixth Form you will be expected to meet the minimum academic entry requirements:

  • At least a Grade B at GCSE in the subjects you want to study at A level, or the equivalent in the new grading system, at least a 5.
  • At least a Grade A in associated subjects if your chosen A level subject is not offered at GCSE, such as an A in Mathematics to study Computer Science (A* in Mathematics if you wish to study Further Mathematics).
  • At least 5 GCSEs, in any subject, at Grade B, or the equivalent in the new grading system, at least a 5.
  • At least a Grade C at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent in the new grading system, at least a 4 (even if you are not studying these subjects beyond GCSE).
  • If the School is oversubscribed, you may need to achieve at least a Grade A at GCSE in the subjects that you want to study, or equivalent, typically at least a 7 in the new grading system.

Offers will be based upon predicted grades and will be conditional on achieving those results. Details of how to enrol when you receive your final results will be sent out with offers.

Applications can be submitted from Autumn 2016, using UCAS Progress online.

The closing date for Sixth Form applications will be 27 January 2017 and applications received after this date will only be considered once applications have been processed for those who have applied before 27 January 2017 (applying within the prescribed timescale.) 

 

How to Apply to University of Birmingham Sixth Form

We are now open for applications for Sixth Form entry for September 2017, using UCAS Progress online where you will need to submit your predicted grades. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - UCAS Progress

We have been informed by UCAS Progress that the online system we use for Sixth Form applications 'UCAS Progress Search and Apply' will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 20 January, until 23:59 on Sunday 22 January.

Therefore, any students wishing to fill in and submit their application for the Sixth Form at the University of Birmingham School will not be able to do so during these times. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This should not affect any current applications where you have saved your progress. If you are still experiencing issues with your application, please get in touch with us on welcome@uobschool.org.uk with 'Sixth Form Application' in the subject title.

As a result of this we are extending our application deadline to Sunday 29 January 2017.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: The closing date for Sixth Form applications is midnight on Sunday 29 January 2017. 

Applications received after this date will only be considered once applications have been processed for those who have applied before 29 January 2017 (applying within the prescribed timescale.) 

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Steps to using UCAS Progress

1. Create an account on this page: https://www.ucasprogress.com/account/pickaschool. Enter your current School here. If you cannot find it, you may need to enter a variation of your School's name. Otherwise, select 'I cannot find my School' and continue with your account registration. 

2. Once you have created an account, use this link to find and select courses at the University of Birmingham School, and add them to your 'Favourites'.

You should select three or four A level courses, depending on how may subjects you wish to study when you begin Year 12. 

3. Click on the 'Profile' tab. Fill in all of your profile details, including your qualifications and predicted grades. This profile will be used in all post-16 applications you make via UCAS Progress. 

NB: You do not have to write a Personal Statement or fill in Work History for your application to UoB School Sixth Form. These sections will not be considered as part of your application. 

4. Once you have completed all sections in your profile, click on the 'Applications' tab. Start a new application, select the courses you want to study, and fill in any remaining questions (eg medical information). Ensure all of your profile details are complete (check 'Summary' on the 'Profiles' tab if you are unsure).

5. Submit your application.

UCAS Progress will send you an email to let you know if your application is being processed. We will send you an acknowledgement in receipt of your application (NB: We acknowledge applications at least weekly during term time.)  If we need to contact you for any further information, we will return your application and message you through UCAS progress. After 27 January 2017, we will contact your current School for an academic reference. 

Please ensure you check messages on UCAS Progress on a regular basis.

 

Things to note:

- Qualifications: If you are studying GCSE Core and Additional Science (sometimes called Double Award Science), you will need to add 'Science' as a qualification, and then add another qualification in the blank box underneath the dropdown menu. Write 'Additional Science' into this box.

- Order of Preferences: If you select five or more A level subjects to apply for, we will take your preference order into account. 

 

You can find frequently asked questions about UCAS Progress here. If you need any further support with using UCAS Progress, you can call them on 0371 468 2568.

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