Sixth Form Admissions 

Admissions Process & Key Dates Year 12 2022 entry

The sixth form welcomes students from both our Year 11 and many others from outside. Every year the number of applicants seems to rise as more students have access to information. All our courses are in high demand. We encourage students to follow appropriate pathways to ensure the continued success of all students attending our sixth form. Finding an appropriate place for the next stage of your education is very important and we encourage you to read the admission arrangements and follow the guidance below to support this transition.

Tuesday 12th  October 2021
Open Event 
Wednesday 10th November 2021
In person Open Event - Cancelled
"We regret to announce that the Open Event scheduled to take place today has been cancelled. All ticket holders have been notified. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but hope that you can join us for our rescheduled virtual event at 6pm on Tuesday 16th November.
Tuesday 16th November 2021
Please click on the link below to register;
November 2021
Application Form for Year 12 2022 opens

Please read all information on this page before registering via the Admissions Portal.

12 Noon 5th January 2022

Closing date for applications.

Applications submitted after 12 noon on 5th January 2022 will be treated as late. Incomplete applications (i.e. those started before the closing date but not completed on-time) will also be treated as late. On results day we will process late applications after on-time applications and cannot guarantee a place.

We will be in touch as appropriate with updates on the admission process as the year progresses.

Summer 2022

Taster Day TBC

August 2022

GCSE results day TBC

As soon as GCSE results are known students should confirm their intention to take up a place via the online admissions & enrolment portal and upload evidence of their results. Details will be updated as the year progresses.

Where BCCS is oversubscribed all applications will be considered in line with the published admission arrangements and no place can be guaranteed; see below under 'Consideration of Applications'. 

September 2022

Induction Day for Year 12  - TBC

Entry Requirements 

  • To be eligible to enter the sixth form, both internal and external students will be expected to have met the minimum academic entry requirement at GCSE which is at least five grades at 6, 6, 5, 5, 5 and a 4 in English Language or Literature.
  • Students meet the course entry grades for the subjects applied for as specified in the courses guide for each subject (and summarised in the table below).
  • 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 specific entry requirements

Subject

Specific subject grade(s)

Maths grade

English (language or literature) grade

Art (Fine Art or Graphics)

6 in Art

   

Biology

6, 6 in combined science or 6 in Biology

6, but 7 is highly recommended

 

Business Studies

5 in Business (if taken)

Chemistry

6, 6 in combined science or 6 in Chemistry

6, but 7 is highly recommended

 

Drama & Theatre Studies

   

6

Economics

 

6

6

English Language

6 in English Language

   

English Literature

6 in English Literature

   

Geography

6 in Geography

 

6

Government & Politics

   

6

History

6 in History

 

6

Maths

7 in Maths

   

Further Maths

7 in Maths, a grade 8/9 is recommended

   

Modern Foreign Languages - French or German

6 in the chosen language

   

Music

6 in Music

   

Physics

6, 6 in combined science or 6 in Physics

6, but 7 is highly recommended

 

Psychology

 

5

6

Religious Studies: Philosophy & Ethics

6

 

6

Sociology

 

5

6

Sports Studies

6 in GCSE PE

   

Consideration of Applications

BCCS will admit any students with an EHCP naming the school following the local authority SEN consultation process. Where BCCS is undersubscribed all applicants meeting the minimum academic entry requirements will be admitted/permitted to progress.

Where there are more eligible external applicants that satisfy any academic entry requirements, priority will be given in the order set out below and no place will be confirmed until after GCSE results day (for a full definition of each category please see the Bristol Cathedral Choir School Post 16 varied admission arrangements 2022/23):

  1. Children in care or children who were previously in care;
  2. Sibling on roll at the date of admission;
  3. Children who are sons / daughters of serving employees of Bristol Cathedral Choir School;
  4. Random allocation to other children living in Bristol local authority postcode areas BS1 to BS16;
  5. Random allocation to other children not living in Bristol local authority postcode areas BS1 to BS16.

Applications 2022

The closing date for applications was 12 noon on 5th January 2022. Applications submitted after this date will be treated as late. Incomplete applications (i.e. those started before the closing date but not completed on-time) will also be treated as late. On results day we will process late applications after on-time applications and cannot guarantee a place.

We advise you to read the admission arrangements before completing an application;

Link to Bristol Cathedral Choir School Post 16 varied admission arrangements 2022/23

Please click on the link to complete a late application via the Admissions Portal.

Variations to our Admission Arrangements effective from 1st September 2021

In line with the introduction of the new School Admissions Code in September 2021, schools which are their own Admission Authorities have been required to put specific variations in place to previously determined admission arrangements for 2021/22 and 2022/23.

These relate to the definition of looked after and previously looked after children (children in care/previously in care whether in England or elsewhere), the definition of 'Home', in year admission procedures and how distance is measured.

These variations were determined for use by Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) who is the admission authority. You can view the Admission Arrangements for 2021/22 and 2022/23 by following the links below: 

Link to Bristol Cathedral Choir School Post 16 varied admission arrangements 2022/23

Link to Bristol Cathedral Choir School Post 16 varied admission arrangements 2021/22

Latest information for Year 12 2021 entry following GCSE results on 12th August 2021

Due to overwhelming demand for places this year the sixth form is oversubscribed. On GCSE results day there were more eligible external students than places available. 

Oversubscription criteria, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2021/22 have been applied to allocate the places that are available at the school and details can be viewed in the Allocation Statement.

For further information:

For all sixth form admission related queries please contact post16admissions@bristolcathedral.org.uk

For all other general enquiries about sixth form please contact post16@bristolcathedral.org.uk