Sixth Form Admissions

Students can apply to the Sixth Form at any stage of the academic year but courses run from September until July. Although we are a North Somerset School, St Katherine’s Sixth Form is open to all students regardless of their home location.

Parents and prospective students are encouraged to visit us at our Open Evening or by appointment for an individual meeting. Finding an appropriate place for the next stage of your education is very important and we encourage you to read the determined admission arrangements and follow the guidance below to support this transition.

October 2021

Applications for 2022 are open.

To apply online you will need to register via the Google Form

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Sixth Form Open Evening

Register for the event here

January - March 2022 Informal discussions with internal and external students. Subject taster sessions.
Summer 2022 Taster day TBC
Thursday 25 August 2022 GCSE results day 
September 2022 Induction day for Year 12 

Entry Requirements

To enter the Sixth Form students must achieve at least five GCSE or vocational qualifications graded 9-4 for GCSEs or their equivalents, Distinction* - Level 2 Pass for vocational subjects.  Individual subjects will have their own minimum GCSE attainment grade as detailed below.

Subject specific entry requirements

Subject Specific subject grade(s) Maths grade English grade
Art 5    
Biology 6    
Business Single Award Level 2 Pass    
Business Double Award Level 2 Pass    
Chemistry 6    
Creative Digital Media Production     4
Drama and Theatre 5    
English Literature 5    
Food Science and Nutrition 5 or Merit in hospitality    
Geography 5    
Health and Social Care 4 in biology   4
History 5    
Mathematics 7    
Further Mathematics 8    
Philosophy and Ethics 5    
Physical Education Merit in sport and 5 in biology    
Physics 6 6  
Product Design 5 or merit in engineering    
Psychology 5 in biology 5 5
Sport Merit    


You can apply via this Google Docs form.

For further information please download our prospectus, telephone the school on 01275 373737, or email Mr Geraint Davies, Head of Sixth Form on