Apply to Mascalls Academy Sixth Form

Week beginning 2nd November 2020 – Kent County Council sends letters to students’ home addresses, explaining the new KentChoices application system, and how to use it.

Week beginning 2nd November 2020 – Students receive their login details for the KentChoices system at school – delivered by courier from Kent County Council for distribution by the school.  Login details are not being sent to students’ home addresses this year.

Monday 2nd November 2020 – Mascalls Academy starts accepting Sixth Form applications via the KentChoices website from students living within the County of Kent.  Applicants who live outside of Kent should apply by contacting the school reception for an Out of County Application Form – reception@mascallsacademy.org.uk 

Two weeks (Dec 2020 and January 2021) – Year 11 GCSE mock exams (which will provide data on Sixth Form subject suitability)

Friday 12th February 2021 – Deadline for submission of Sixth Form applications to Mascalls Academy for entry in September 2021

During February 2021 – Individual meetings take place with current Mascalls students during this month (where required) to confirm subject choices and assess students’ suitability for their chosen subjects.  Please note that not all internal applicants will need to attend a meeting; those that do will be notified individually.

During March 2021 – Offers of Sixth Form places are made via the KentChoices system during this  .  Offers will either be conditional or unconditional, and will have a response deadline by which you must either accept or reject the offer, also via the KentChoices system.  Failure to respond to your offer by the stated deadline may result in it being cancelled.

Monday May/June 2021 – GCSE final exams take place

June 2021 – Three Induction Days for Mascalls Academy Sixth Form.  Students intending to join the Sixth Form in September 2021 are required to attend all three days.  This includes all internal and external students who have accepted an offer of a place via the KentChoices system.

Thursday August 26th 2021 – GCSE Results Day – All Year 11 Mascalls students need to be available to receive their GCSE results in person at the school, and to review their Sixth Form subject choices with the Sixth Form team.

External students need to make contact with us as soon as possible after receiving their results to confirm that they will be taking up their Sixth Form place.  A copy of the GCSE results sheet will need to be scanned and emailed to claire.shawkew@mascallsacademy.org.uk as part of this confirmation process.

 

Please click here to view/download the Year 12 Subject Grid for the academic year 2021/2022.

2021-22 SIXTH FORM SUBJECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

Subject

GCSE Requirements

Study of the subject at GCSE

Art and Design Courses

 

  • Fine Art 
  • Graphics
  • Photography
  • Textiles

Level 5 or above in one of the Art subjects 

Please note that for students wishing to study more than one Art based subject, they will need to perform highly at GCSE. Admission to multiple Art and Design courses will be determined on an individual basis 

Essential

Biology

Level 6-6 or above in Combined Science or a Level 6 in separate Biology AND level 6 in both English Language and Maths

Essential

Business Studies 

Level 5 or above in Business Studies if taken at GCSE AND level 5 or above in both English (Language or Literature) and Maths

Recommended

Chemistry

Level 6-6 or above in Combined Science or a level 6 in separate Chemistry AND level 6 in Maths

Essential

Computer Science

Level 5 or above in Computer Science AND level 5 or above in English Language and Maths

Essential

Dance (Vocational)

Level 5 or above in Dance GCSE, or BTEC level 2, if either taken 

Some previous Dance training and experience is required for this course

  

Recommended

Drama and Theatre

Level 6 or above in Drama GCSE, or a Distinction in Drama BTEC, if either taken, AND level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature)

Recommended

Economics 

Level 6+ in Maths and at least a Level 5 in English 

Essential

English Language

Level 6 or above in English Language AND English Literature 

Essential

English Literature

Level 6 or above in English Literature AND English Language 

Essential

Film Studies

Level 5 or above in English Language AND English Literature

Recommended

Financial Studies

Level 5 or above in English (Language or Literature) and Maths

Not applicable

Geography

Level 6 or above in Geography AND level 5 in English Language and Maths

Essential

Health and Social Care Studies

(Vocational)

Merit or above in OCR Vocational Health and Social Care Studies Level 2 OR level 5-5 or above in Combined Science (or level 5 in separate Biology), and level 5 or above in English (Language or Literature)

Not applicable

History

Level 6 or above in History AND level 5 or above in English (Language or Literature) 

Essential

ICT (Vocational)

ICT Level 2 Merit Award or level 5 or above in Computer Science GCSE AND level 5 or above in English Language

 

Essential

Maths

Level 7 or above in Maths 

Essential

Media Studies

Level 5 or above in Media if taken at GCSE, or if not then a level 5 or above in English Language AND English Literature

Recommended

Music (Performing)

Level 5 or above in Music GCSE, or a Distinction in Music BTEC, AND ability to play a musical instrument competently and perform confidently in front of an audience

Recommended

Physics

Level 6-6 or above in Combined Science or a level 6 in separate Physics AND level 7 in Maths  

It is an expectation that Maths A-Level will be studied alongside Physics

Essential

Politics

Level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature)

Not applicable

Product Design

Level 5 or above in a design and technology subject such as Product Design or Graphics AND a level 5 or above in Maths 

Essential

Psychology

Level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature) AND Maths

Recommended

Sociology

Level 6 or above in English (Language or Literature) AND level 5 or above in one humanities subject

Recommended

Spanish

Level 6 or above in Spanish

Essential

Sport Science 

(Physical Education)

Level 6 or above in AQA GCSE Sports Science OR Distinction in OCR Vocational Sports Science  

To be admitted to this course, students must also be competing at club level or higher in one sport

Essential

Sport (Vocational)

Level 5 or above in AQA GCSE Sports Science OR Merit or above in OCR Vocational Sports Science

Essential

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