Bobmore Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1JE
Telephone - 01628 483 752
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Admissions to 6th Form

ADMISSIONS TO THE SIXTH FORM

SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS’ CRITERIA

  1. To study 3 A-level subjects, you will need 5 or more GCSE qualifications including English language and mathematics at Grade 5 and three others at Grade C or above. You will also need to meet subject criteria.
  2. Consideration for entry into the sixth form will be given to students with a high Grade 4 in English language and mathematics and who meet subject criteria.
  3. To move from AS to A2 study in an unreformed subject, a minimum of a Grade E at AS is required.
  4. To study at Level 2 you need 5+ A*-G grades and meet individual course criteria.
  5. To study a combination of A-levels and Level 3 BTECs you need 5+ A*-C grades (including both English language and mathematics) and meet individual subject criteria. To study at Level 2 you need 5 + A*-G grades and meet individual course criteria.

In Year 13 some students will have the opportunity to take an Extended Project Qualification (see Sixth Form Prospectus page 27).

A-level Reform

For most A-level reformed subjects, courses will run for two years with examinations in the summer of 2018, however, internal examinations will be taken in order to assess student progress.

Unreformed subjects will retain AS examinations during 2018.

One Year Courses

In recognition of the fact that students progress at different rates, and that a curriculum that meets the needs of one student may not meet the needs of another, we offer BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business; BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production; BTEC Subsidiary in Sport; and BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism. These options will enable successful students to achieve A-level qualifications at the end of two years of study.

ADMISSIONS’ CRITERIA

If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, or Education Health and Care Plan, where the school is named in the statement or plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  • 1. Looked After Children

For admissions purposes a ‘looked after child’ is a child who is a) in the care of a local authority, or b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions as defined in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989.  This covers accommodated children and those who are in care under a care order/interim order.  This can include: living with family or friends, in foster care, a children’s home, residential school, special school or in supported lodgings.

This includes children who were previously looked after and immediately after being looked after became the subject of an adoption, residence or special guardianship order as set out below.

Other definitions:

Residence Order is an order setting out the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under section 8 of the Children’s Act 1989

Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians) under Section 14A of the Children’s Act 1989

  • 2. Children of staff at the school

Priority may be given to children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances:

a)     where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or

b)    the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage

  • 3. Children whose normal home address is within the catchment area of the school.

The catchment area is bounded on three sides by the Oxfordshire border, the River Thames and the A404.  The northern boundary runs from the Oxfordshire border north of Stokenchurch, between Waterend and Stokenchurch running north of the M40 but south of Studley Green and Piddington then south to include Lane End and east to join the A404 at Monkton Farm.

From 2013 this has included the entire parish of Wheeler End

A map of the area is available from the Local Authority within the Guide for Parents pack.

  • 4. Children who have exceptional medical or social needs supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker, education welfare officer or other appropriate person

If you want us to consider your child under this rule you must include supporting evidence from an independent professional person who is aware of the situation and supports your reasons for preferring a particular school for your child.

The supporting evidence must relate specifically to the application to Great Marlow and clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet your child’s needs in a way that no other school can.  It must also illustrate the difficulties that would be caused if your child had to attend an alternative school.  The person who supplies the evidence might be a doctor, an education welfare office or other professional aware of your case.  The Governing Body will decide which children will be considered under this Rule before any allocations are made.

No applications can be considered under this Rule unless written independent evidence is received

  •  5. Those living outside the catchment area for the school.

In the event of over-subscription, once the admissions criteria have been applied, then any further places will be awarded according to the straight line distance between the family’s normal home address and the school’s main entrance gate on Bobmore Lane using the Local Authority’s measurements as set out by ordnance survey, offering the closest first

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

For further details of the application process, and application timetable, please contact the school.  A Sixth Form Options’ Evening is held each year in the late autumn or early spring term. Application forms for external candidates can be downloaded from our website and emailed to the head of sixth form.

Where a sixth form applicant has been refused a place at the school, parents and carers will be advised of their right of appeal against the decision of the Governing Body to an Independent Appeals Panel.

The right of appeal will apply equally to students currently attending the school and seeking entry to the sixth form and to external applicants. A waiting list for the sixth form will be maintained, in line with the school’s over-subscription criteria, until the end of September. Students are not admitted to sixth form courses after that date.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION, RACE RELATIONS

In dealing with applications for admissions governors will have full regard to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; Race Relations Act 1976 and 2000; Human Rights Act 1998; Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005; and Equality Act 2010.

SCHOOL TRANSPORT

For students who are 16, 17 or 18 years of age before 1 September in any academic year the council operates a travel scheme (The 16+ Scheme).  Further details of the scheme are available from the Passenger Transport Section at Buckinghamshire County Council.

NAMED CONTACT

All initial enquiries regarding admission to the sixth form should be made to Mr O Hollyman, Head of Sixth Form at Great Marlow School – Tel No: 01628 483752.

ADMISSIONS TO THE SIXTH FORM

ADMISSION NUMBER

The minimum number of intended admissions to Year 12 in September 2016 for those being admitted to the school for the first time will be 10.

SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS’ CRITERIA

  1. To study 3 A level subjects – 5+ A*-C grades (including both English Language and Maths) and an average points per entry in excess of 40 and meeting individual subject criteria.
  2. To study a combination of A levels and Level 3 BTECs – 5+ A*-C grades and meeting individual subject criteria.
  3. To study at Level 2 – 5+ A*-G grades and meeting individual course criteria.

There are no interviews for the sixth form, but all candidates are required to attend a guidance discussion centred on their subject choices. References are sought for all external candidates so that expected or achieved grades can be confirmed.

ADMISSIONS’ CRITERIA

If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, or Education Health and Care Plan, where the school is named in the statement or plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  • 1. Looked After Children

For admissions purposes a ‘looked after child’ is a child who is a) in the care of a local authority, or b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions as defined in Section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989.  This covers accommodated children and those who are in care under a care order/interim order.  This can include: living with family or friends, in foster care, a children’s home, residential school, special school or in supported lodgings.

This includes children who were previously looked after and immediately after being looked after became the subject of an adoption, residence or special guardianship order as set out below.

Other definitions:

Residence Order is an order setting out the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under section 8 of the Children’s Act 1989

Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians) under Section 14A of the Children’s Act 1989

  • 2. Children of staff at the school

Priority may be given to children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances:

a)     where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or

b)    the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage

  • 3. Children whose normal home address is within the catchment area of the school.

The catchment area is bounded on three sides by the Oxfordshire border, the River Thames and the A404.  The northern boundary runs from the Oxfordshire border north of Stokenchurch, between Waterend and Stokenchurch running north of the M40 but south of Studley Green and Piddington then south to include Lane End and east to join the A404 at Monkton Farm.

From 2013 this has included the entire parish of Wheeler End

A map of the area is available from the Local Authority within the Guide for Parents pack.

  • 4. Children who have exceptional medical or social needs supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker, education welfare officer or other appropriate person

If you want us to consider your child under this rule you must include supporting evidence from an independent professional person who is aware of the situation and supports your reasons for preferring a particular school for your child.

The supporting evidence must relate specifically to the application to Great Marlow and clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet your child’s needs in a way that no other school can.  It must also illustrate the difficulties that would be caused if your child had to attend an alternative school.  The person who supplies the evidence might be a doctor, an education welfare office or other professional aware of your case.  The Governing Body will decide which children will be considered under this rule before any allocations are made.

No applications can be considered under this Rule unless written independent evidence is received

  •  5. Those living outside the catchment area for the school.

In the event of over-subscription, once the admissions criteria have been applied, then any further places will be awarded according to the straight line distance between the family’s normal home address and the school’s main entrance gate on Bobmore Lane using the local authority’s measurements as set out by ordnance survey, offering the closest first.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

For further details of the application process, and application timetable, please contact the school.  A Sixth Form Options’ Evening is held each year in the late autumn or early spring term. Application forms for external candidates can be downloaded from our website and emailed to the head of sixth form.

Where a sixth form applicant has been refused a place at the school, parents will be advised of their right of appeal against the decision of the governing body to an Independent Appeals Panel.

The right of appeal will apply equally to students currently attending the school and seeking entry to the sixth form and to external applicants. A waiting list for the sixth form will be maintained, in line with the school’s over-subscription criteria, until the end of September. Students are not admitted to sixth form courses after that date.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION, RACE RELATIONS

In dealing with applications for admissions governors will have full regard to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; Race Relations Act 1976 and 2000; Human Rights Act 1998; Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005; and Equality Act 2010.

SCHOOL TRANSPORT

For students who are 16, 17 or 18 years of age before 1 September in any academic year the council operates a travel scheme (The 16+ Scheme).  Further details of the scheme are available from the Passenger Transport Section at Buckinghamshire County Council.

NAMED CONTACT

All initial enquiries regarding admission to the sixth form should be made to Mr O Hollyman, Head of Sixth Form at Great Marlow School – Tel No: 01628 483752.

APPLICATIONS FORMS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18

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