Sixth Form Admissions 

Timetable for Admission to year 12 entry in September 2019

Monday 7th January 2019 - closing date for applications.

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March 2019 - informal discussion meetings with external students, not compulsory and by appointment only.

Easter 2019 - conditional offers will be made via email to all on - time applicants by the end of term (April 5th 2019).  If you have not received an email by this date and think you should have, firstly, please check your spam or junk folder and/or send an email to

By 4pm on Friday 26th April - complete the reply form link in your email to let us know if you wish to accept or decline your conditional offer.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - Taster Day 

Thursday 22nd August 2019 - GCSE results day - we strongly recommend you do not book a holiday on or around results day.

Friday 30th August - Year 12 Induction Day - all students joining the 6th Form at BCCS are expected to attend.

Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Term begins for all students

Process of application

  • Please read the admission arrangements 2019/20 and refer to the specific entry requirements for individual subjects before choosing your subject combinations.  
  • To be eligible to enter the sixth form, both internal and external students will be expected to have met the minimum academic entry requirements. We will be looking for GCSE grades 6, 6, 5, 5, 5 and a 4 in English Language or Literature.
  • Students are required to have a grade 6 in any subject they wish to pursue at A level.
  • Students wishing to study science subjects must have at least a 6, 6 across Core and Additional Science.
  • Students may choose up to 4 A Level subjects, but only one subject from a block.
  • Whilst every effort is made, admission to BCCS does not guarantee entry to the courses as offered in the prospectus. Entry to courses is subject to sufficient student numbers, relevant staffing and the availability of specialist accommodation that is cost effective.
  • Changes to courses following discussion with students will only be permitted if there is room in the intended class and that altering the course does not involve unreasonable disruption to the learning experiences of other students.
  • If a course is unable to run, due to insufficient numbers, BCCS will contact students concerned in the first instance.
  • Games for year 12 students is timetabled for period 4 and 5 on Wednesday afternoons.

Subject Choices

To view the subject blocks for 2019 entry please click here

Application Form - Applications for year 12 2019 entry have now closed.

If you wish to submit a 'late' application please complete the form available here 

Please note we have received a very high number of applications. Priority will be given to those applicants who applied on time and therefore we cannot guarantee a place will be available in September.

Open Events for Year 12 2020 entry

Tuesday 15th October - 5.50pm - 8.00pm

Thursday 7th November - 5.30pm - 8.00pm

There is no requirement to book for an open event. 

The online application form will open mid-October 2019 on the school website. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Determined Admission Arrangements

Cathedral Schools Trust is the admission authority for BCCS who have determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2020.

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2020/21 can be viewed here

Admission Arrangements 2019/20

BCCS 6th Form determined admission arrangements 2019/20 can be viewed here

Admission Arrangements 2018/19

6th form admission arrangements 2018/19 - click here

For further information:

For all 6th Form admission queries please contact