The governing body welcome external applications to join the Sixth Form. The number in Year 11 is 180, in Year 12 and Year 13 it is about 230, making the Sixth Form at Latymer one of the largest in the UK, as well as one of the most successful. As in Years 7 to 11, we seek to help Sixth Form students develop lively enquiring minds, apply themselves to tasks and acquire practical skills and knowledge that are valued both for their own sake and for the broader good of society. As for Year 7 entry, students can only join this selective school in the Sixth Form after taking a test, if they wish to study Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
External candidates who want to join the Sixth Form will be considered:
- living in the postcode areas as shown on the registration form
- achieving at least numerical grade 7 in the subjects they wish to study at A-Level
- achieving at least 6 numerical grade 7's overall in the GCSE examinations.
Why do I have to do a Year 12 entrance test if I want to study A levels in either Maths or the sciences? Every year these subjects are severely oversubscribed with many more external students wanting to take these subjects than there are available places. Therefore, the fairest way to give conditional offers is by using a test and the score is then used to rank applicants. Subject places are then allocated in that order until the capacity is reached. Students still have to achieve the entry requirements for their place to be confirmed after GCSE results.
If I am applying for A Levels that do not include these subjects will I automatically be given a conditional offer? No, your school will be contacted to provide predicted grades and we will use these to decide if we can make a conditional offer or not. The number of non Maths and Science places we can offer is also limited by capacity. Students still have to achieve the entry requirements for their place to be confirmed after GCSE results.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
The Open Evening is Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 6.00pm for current Year 11 students and their parents/carers – there is no need to book, just come along. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms will be Monday 4 December 2017 at 4.00pm.
Applicants wishing to study Mathematics and any of the Sciences must be available to sit our assessment test on Saturday 13 January 2018.
The time of the test will be made known to you in writing at least one week in advance of the test day.