Admissions & how to apply

The Bedford Sixth Form aims to ensure equality of opportunity by providing a wide range of programmes at different levels to facilitate access and progression. It is our policy to operate an admissions system which guides students onto appropriate programmes of study from which they are likely to benefit and which will enable them to fulfil their potential.

Admissions policy

How to apply

Follow our eight simple steps to apply for your place at The Bedford Sixth Form...

1) Find the subjects you are interested in
Check out our subjects page to find out about the subjects we offer that interest you.

2) Visit us
To discover more about your chosen courses and life at The Bedford Sixth Form, come and see us at one of our Open Days throughout the year.

3) Apply online
From the course pages, select the ‘Apply’ button to start your application. Remember: you can apply before you receive your GCSE results. Once you have applied you will be sent information on how to access the student portal which will keep you informed of the status of your application. The deadline for applications is Friday 29 May 2020.

4) Attend an interview
After we receive your application we will invite you to attend an interview with one of the team, who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Please note: Enrolment interviews prioritise students who have attended Welcome Days and are allocated in the order in which applications are recieved.

5) Receive your offer
We will let you know if you have been successful and offer you a place at The Bedford Sixth Form within two weeks following your interview (subject to achieving the relevant entry requirements).

6) Welcome Day
After accepting your offer you will be invited to attend our special welcome event on Friday 19 June 2020 where you’ll get a real insight into life and your course at The Bedford Sixth Form. Please check the student portal nearer the time for more details.

7) Advice Day
Post-GCSE results advice is available at our GCSE Advice Day on Thursday 20 August 2020 – come to The Bedford Sixth Form if your results aren’t what you expected and discuss your options.

8) Enrolment
You will be invited to the Sixth Form to review your GCSE results at the end of August 2020 and finalise your offer of a place. Enrolment will be Friday 21 August 2020 and Monday 24 August 2020, please ensure you keep these dates free.

Any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call us on 01234 291291.

Please note
We do not give priority to applications from pupils enrolled at particular schools.

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