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Joining Us

Our Open Evening will be on Thursday 23 January 2020.

We are an inclusive Sixth Form. All students, regardless of background, and their parents are welcome to attend and find out more about what we can offer.

An application form for our current students can be accessed here.

For external applicants, the relevant application form can be accessed here.

Please see below for frequently asked questions regarding Sixth Form applications.

Is the Sixth form open to external applicants?

Yes. This year, the school will admit up to 30 external students but the number may vary from year to year.

Is there an interview?

Yes, once the applications are processed, applicants will have a meeting with a member of the Sixth Form Teams to discuss the subject choices they have made and to provide advice on options and entry requirements for particular courses.

Most interviews are held between December and April. We will contact you within 2 weeks of receiving your application to acknowledge receipt. You will be contacted by post approximately 2 weeks before your interview with the suggested date and time.

What should I bring along to interview?

You should bring with you any supporting information such as your record of achievement or progress file and / or the grades you are predicted and have already achieved at GCSE.

Are St James students automatically offered a place in Year 12?

No – all internal and new students to St James must meet the admissions criteria. Please refer to our Admissions Policy..

How many subjects do you study in year 12?

Most students will study 3 A levels very few will be eligible to study 4 A Levels – see the entry requirements for each pathway on the Sixth Form website.

Do you run GCSE re-sits in Maths and English Language?

Yes alongside a level 2 Business or Level 2 Sport course re-sits are available.  This is a one year resit course.

What should I do if I am on holiday during enrolment?

If you are unable to attend the enrolment date you must speak with the examinations officer for arrangements to get your results by another means.  You will also need to e-mail Miss Magee to discuss your options once you have your results.

What happens if I do not get the results that I need for my chosen course?

You will be asked to bring your GCSE results to enrolment. If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be given advice and guidance from a member of the admissions team.

At this stage, we will do our best to find you an alternative course that will lead you towards your chosen career or university course.

Can I sit a vocational qualification with A Levels?

No. You either choose to study a full time vocational course which will include lots of subjects in your vocational area or an A Level Programme where you study up to four different subjects.

Deciding whether to choose A Levels or Vocational courses can be difficult. You should consider whether you are stronger at exam based questions or through coursework and practical assessments and observations. You should discuss this at your admissions interview or call us on 0208 358 2813

If I am unsure about which courses I would like to study can I still apply?

Even if you are unsure about which subjects to study please complete an application form before the application deadline.

At interview, you will be given advice and guidance about which course is best for you and an opportunity to discuss your choices with a trained advisor.