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Finding your place

Developing beyond the classroom.

Finding your place

Sixth Form Admissions

Age 16+

Sixth Form Admissions

Age 16+

Many young people and their parents don't consider an Appeal at sixth form level, accepting that if a school says it cannot or will not accommodate them that they must look for education elsewhere. However, at 16+, schools and colleges must have Admission Policies and must follow them. Every young person and their parents have a right of Appeal where an admission is refused.

 

During the first few months of Year 11, each pupil is faced with making a choice as to whether they continue their education in the school's sixth form or move to another school sixth form or a sixth form college. Sometimes this decision will be largely taken out of their hands according to the entry requirements of those institutions, but often they will have a choice of provider. One of the challenges of the system is that students must submit applications for a sixth form prior to sitting their GCSEs and several months before they actually know their results.

 

Leaders of sixth forms are competitive and want to fill their courses with the best students. It is possible that they may wish to 'appear' as the only or the best choice, and sometimes a time imperative is given to applicants. Young people need to profile their likely results and then set out their preferred sixth forms based on different potential outcomes so that they can act quickly on results day.

 

Where a student wants to attend a particular sixth form and has been refused a place, Appeal My Place is here to help. Contact us to discuss your options.
 

Sixth Form Education

Appealing for a place at sixth form is different than a Primary School or Secondary School Appeal. It helps to have deep knowledge of the sector and what is and is not allowed, along with the ability to be able to address arguments that a sixth form provider may advance as to why they cannot accommodate a student.

This specialist knowledge can and does make a difference to a student's chance of Admission, but at Sixth Form level a more rounded discussion is also worthwhile. As schools are partisan, it is not until a place is refused that a student may realise that they have never been given appropriate guidance as to which courses and which type of courses might suit them. In many cases, little or no discussions have taken place with a school professional as to the next steps in their life to prepare them for an adult career.

This is where I am happy to help. After a thorough discussion with a student and their parents, I am happy to prepare an Appeal for the sixth form of their choice, along with an examination of the likelihood of success. Alternatively, or in parallel, I am happy to discuss wider options (whether that is courses (eg. the International Baccalaureate, T-Levels, A-Levels)), sixth form providers or other more practical options (eg. apprenticeships).

Appeal My Place is here to help. I can:

  • write and present a Sixth Form Appeal Case

  • give specific tailored advice and guidance about sixth forms and/or career choices

or

  • be on-hand to help with the practicalities of securing Sixth Form provision during the GCSE results period.

Take your Place

Sixth Form education

Take your place

Appealing for a place at sixth form is different than a Primary School or Secondary School Appeal. It helps to have deep knowledge of the sector and what is and is not allowed, along with the ability to be able to address arguments that a sixth form provider may advance as to why they cannot accommodate a student.

This specialist knowledge can and does make a difference to a student's chance of Admission, but at Sixth Form level a more rounded discussion is also worthwhile. As schools are partisan, it is not until a place is refused that a student may realise that they have never been given appropriate guidance as to which courses and which type of courses might suit them. In many cases, little or no discussions have taken place with a school professional as to the next steps in their life to prepare them for an adult career.

This is where I am happy to help. After a thorough discussion with a student and their parents, I am happy to prepare an Appeal for the sixth form of their choice, along with an examination of the likelihood of success. Alternatively, or in parallel, I am happy to discuss wider options (whether that is courses (eg. the International Baccalaureate, T-Levels, A-Levels)), sixth form providers or other more practical options (eg. apprenticeships).

Appeal My Place is here to help. I can:

  • write and present a Sixth Form Appeal Case

  • give specific tailored advice and guidance about sixth forms and/or career choices

or

  • be on-hand to help with the practicalities of securing Sixth Form provision during the GCSE results period.

Many young people and their parents don't consider an Appeal at sixth form level, accepting that if a school says it cannot or will not accommodate them that they must look for education elsewhere. However, at 16+, schools and colleges must have Admission Policies and must follow them. Every young person and their parents have a right of Appeal where an admission is refused.

 

During the first few months of Year 11, each pupil is faced with making a choice as to whether they continue their education in the school's sixth form or move to another school sixth form or a sixth form college. Sometimes this decision will be largely taken out of their hands according to the entry requirements of those institutions, but often they will have a choice of provider. One of the challenges of the system is that students must submit applications for a sixth form place prior to sitting their GCSEs and several months before they actually know their results.

 

Leaders of sixth forms are competitive and want to fill their courses with the best students. It is possible that they may wish to 'appear' as the only or the best choice, and sometimes a time imperative is given to applicants. Young people need to profile their likely results and then set out their preferred sixth forms based on different potential outcomes so that they can act quickly on results day.

 

Where a student wants to attend a particular sixth form and has been refused a place, Appeal My Place is here to help. Contact us to discuss your options.
 

"I’ve just read it. What an impressive piece of work you managed to produce! 

I really much appreciate your time and disposition to write the appeal in such a short period of time! Thank you!

Your help was brilliant.

You’re a genius. I’m lucky and the money is in your bank!"

Parent Testimonial

"What an impressive piece of work you managed to produce!"

Mrs M.G. (North London)

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Parent Testimonial

What an impressive piece of work you managed to produce!"

Mrs M.G. (North London)

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"What an impressive piece of work you managed to produce! 

I really much appreciate your time and disposition to write the appeal in such a short period of time! Thank you! Your help was brilliant. You’re a genius. I’m lucky and the money is in your bank!"

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