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 2023

Applications for 2024 will open shortly, students will need to register via an online form

Thursday 2 November 2023

Sixth Form Open Evening

Register for the event here

November 2023

Applications for 2024 open via online application form. Deadline 8th January 2024.

January - March 2024 Informal discussions with internal and external students. Subject taster sessions.
Summer 2024 Taster day TBC
Thursday 22 August 2024 GCSE results day 
September 2024 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    
Chemistry 6    
Drama and Theatre 5    
English Literature 5    
Geography 5    
Health and Social Care 4 in biology   4
History 5    
Mathematics 7    
Further Mathematics 8    
Media Studies     5
Philosophy and Ethics 5    
Physical Education 6 in Biology or 6, 6 in Combined Science 5 5
Physics 6 6  
Product Design 5 or merit in engineering    
Psychology 5 in biology 5 5
Sport Merit    

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