Sixth Form Admissions 

Key Dates - Year 12 entry September 2020

By 12pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Closing date for applications. Confirmation emails have been sent to all on-time applicants. If you are yet to receive an email please check your junk/spam folder before getting in touch.

From week commencing 23rd March 2020 

Conditional offers have been sent to all applicants via email which includes existing Year 11 students at BCCS and external applicants. Please check your junk/spam folder for emails. If you haven't received anything do get in touch. 

Monday 18th May 2020

Five Steps to A Level Readiness email has been sent to all on-time applicants and parent/carers. Please check your junk/spam folder for emails. If you haven't received anything please contact us via post16admissions@bristolcathedral.org.uk

Thursday 16th July 2020

6th Form live webinar at 5pm - please sign up using the link sent to you via email.

Monday 20th July

The new 6th Form Admissions & Enrolment form is open - the link has been sent via email to all on-time applicants. Please check your junk/spam folder. If you haven't received anything please get in touch.

Thursday 20th August 2020

GCSE grades released based on DfE guidance.

GCSE Results collection & Enrolling at BCCS 6th Form email has been sent. Please check your junk/spam folder for emails. If you haven't received anything please contact us via post16admissions@bristolcathedral.org.uk

Friday 4th September 2020

Induction Day for Year 12 - there is an expectation that all students starting in the 6th Form attend this day.

Process of application

Bristol Cathedral Choir School has moved it's admissions & enrolment process online due to the current circumstances. If you are interested in joining our Sixth Form (whether you applied on time in January or not), please complete the form below as soon as possible. On results day, update your grades and submit the form and we will contact you after 2 pm.

Admissions form: bccs.applicaa.com/year12

  • Please read the BCCS Post 16 admission arrangements 2020/21, available to view below, before completing an application.
  • Please refer to the specific entry requirements for individual subjects we offer before choosing your subject combinations; http://bccs.bristol.sch.uk/sixth-form/academic-excellence/
  • 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.
  • For most subjects students are required to have a minimum grade 6 in any subject they wish to pursue at A level. A grade 7 is recommended if you wish to study Maths. Please check the individual specification for each subject.
  • Students wishing to study science subjects must have at least a 6, 6 across Core and Additional Science.
  • Further Maths requires a grade 7 at GCSE, however, a grade 8/9 is recommended.
  • Music Technology may be offered subject to demand.
  • Spanish A Level is offered as an on-line A Level with Pearson and not timetabled.
  • 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

Please click here to view the subject blocks for 2020 entry.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021/22

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 2021.

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2021/22 can be viewed here

Determined Admission Arrangements 2020/21

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

Determined Admission Arrangements 2019/20

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2019/20 can be viewed here

For further information:

For all 6th Form admission queries please contact post16admissions@bristolcathedral.org.uk