Entry requirements are the same for internal and external applicants.
Applications should be submitted via Applicaa, including the student’s predicted GCSE grades, during the application dates stated above.
Students must achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at level 5 or above, including Maths and English Language or English Literature.
Additionally, students must meet the individual entry requirements for their chosen A Level or BTEC subjects. This information is reviewed annually.
Offers of Sixth Form places
Offers are usually made during the month of March and are issued via Applicaa.
Offers will either be conditional or unconditional, and will have a response deadline by which students must either accept or reject the offer also via Applicaa. Failure to respond to the offer by the stated deadline may result in it being cancelled.
Offers are made based on predicted GCSE grades and are conditional upon the student achieving grades that either meet or exceed the stated entry requirements for the individual subjects that the student wishes to study at A Level and/or BTEC.
If the required GCSE grades are not achieved, then Mascalls Academy will not be able to confirm the Sixth Form place.
On GCSE results day, students are required to discuss their Sixth Form subject options with staff at the School in person.
After a Sixth Form place has been offered, the School reserves the right to withdraw the offer in the following circumstances:
- When the applicant has failed to respond to an offer by the stated deadline
- When an applicant has failed to notify the School of any changes to the application information
- When an applicant has made a fraudulent or intentionally misleading application
Where an application is received after the closing date of 9th February 2024, it will be accepted, but will be processed and considered after those that submitted their applications within the published application time period.
Special Educational Needs (SEN) and external students
Mascalls Academy is mindful of students’ special educational needs and/or disabilities and is committed to being as inclusive as possible within the reasonable limits of the school to manage.
At the time of application students will be asked to disclose information about their educational need or disabilities in order that the school can consider appropriate reasonable adjustments.
A failure to declare a known SEN and/or disability at the time of application and prior to a place being offered, may result in the place being withdrawn.
All information provided on Sixth Form applications is treated in the strictest confidence and is only shared with relevant staff within the school for the purposes of making academic decisions and supporting students.
Courses are offered subject to sufficient student demand. If particular courses have a low take up which adversely affects the viability of running them, the school reserves the right to withdraw those courses from the curriculum, or to change the format of the subject options grid in year two.
Parents and applicants have a statutory right of appeal, both in the event that a conditional offer is not made and in the event that a conditional offer is not confirmed. All appeals should be lodged as soon as possible after receiving notification of the decision. Appeals lodged under both circumstances will be heard within 30 school days of the GCSE results. Details are available from the school website.