Pathways

In order to gain entry into our Sixth Form, you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 for the Applied pathway, including grade 4 in both English and Maths. For individual subjects, a grade 6 will guarantee entry onto the majority of courses however, please see individual subjects in the prospectus for specific entry criteria.

Applied Pathway

  • This pathway is designed for those students wishing to study Level 3 courses and want a broad range of coursework-based subjects with a more vocational focus.
  • 5 GCSE 9-4 or L2M or above; including English *

Open Pathway

  • This pathway is available for students who want a broad range of subjects for their future options and are interested in a mixture vocational and A level courses; this should consist of a maximum of 2 green options
  • 6 GCSE 9-4 including English and Maths

Specialist Pathway

  • This is an all options-based pathway, this pathway has subjects which are specific to many courses at university or for apprenticeships
  • You can choose any combination of subjects
  • 8 GCSE 9-5 including English and Maths

Decisions about entry into the Sixth Form are never based solely on a student’s academic profile. Before offering a place, we also consider an individual’s contribution to school life, behavioural and attendance record, as well as the ability to benefit from two years of study with us.

External applicants to the Sixth Form are welcomed, in addition to meeting the academic requirements above, external applicants will be invited to interview by the Head of Sixth Form.

Conditional offers are based on predicted grades; actual places are not confirmed until GCSE results are announced. This may mean that some courses become oversubscribed and if there are more applicants than places available then we will allocate places according to the oversubscription criteria below:

  • GCSE grades
  • Oversubscription on a course
  • Looked after children or other extenuating circumstances which we feel warrant special consideration (see application form).
  • Sibling link
  • Distance

Borderline cases will be looked at closely. In such cases the general level of academic achievement will be looked at, as well as an estimate of your potential and ability to cope with A-Level and Level 3 courses.

Weavers Academy is an equal opportunities Sixth Form.

Our Pathways (outlined below) provide students with a variety of different routes into Sixth Form.