Applying is simple

When should I apply?

Apply anytime after the October Sixth Form Open Evening


How do I apply?

Application FormDownload as a Word document

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Download the application form by pressing the relevant button above and carefully complete the various sections on the form, giving as much detail as you can. Submit your application by hand, post or email:

What happens once I've applied?

A letter will be sent to the applicants home address to arrange a meeting between each applicant and the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your reason for applying and the course you have opted to study. Most meetings will take place between January and March 2017.

What do I do if I've made a mistake?

Do not submit another application form as this can cause confusion. You should telephone or email and explain the changes you wish to make.

Dates for your Diary

Open Evening for 2017 entry will be held on Thursday 6th October 2016 at 6.00 p.m.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents and prospective students to find out what is on offer in our Sixth Form and discover the wide range of post-16 courses available to study.

Applications for the 2017 entry are invited after the October Open Evening. An application form is available to download from the Sixth Form website.

All applications should be received before 18th November 2016. 

Our Sixth Form enrolment days will take place on the GCSE examinations results day Thursday 24th August from 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. in the Sixth Form.

Date / Time Event
6th Oct 2016
6 p.m.
Sixth Form Open Evening
Oct 2016 Year 11 Application Assembly for BTHCC applicants only
18th Nov 2016 Deadline for Sixth Form Applications
Jan & Feb 2017 Applicant Meetings with Head of Sixth Form
10th July 2017 Applicant Taster Day
24th Aug 2017
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sixth Form Enrolment into Year 12

Sixth Form Admissions Policy for students starting in September 2017

Our Sixth Form is designed to serve the College community and to be as inclusive as possible. The maximum number for admission in each year will be 150 applicants. Priority will be given to the first 140 applicants from Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College who meet the entrance requirements and to the first 10 external applicants who meet the entrance requirements.

In the event of under-subscription, places will be made available to applicants from any school who meet the entrance requirements. In the event of over-subscription, internal and external applicants meeting the entrance requirements will be placed on a waiting list and, should any further places become available, offers will be made on a first-come first-served basis.

An application form is available from the Sixth Form website and should normally be submitted by mid-November each year.

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have at least five A*- C passes or grade 5 or above at GCSE, including at least grade 5 in English (Language or Literature) and Mathematics (equivalent to a grade C)
  • All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the AS / A level / BTEC subjects which they wish to study. For the majority of subjects applicants are required to have achieved at least a grade B or grade 6 (equivalent to a grade B) at GCSE in that subject (or a related subject where the chosen subject is not offered at GCSE) and it is expected applicants will have obtained the higher tier of entry where applicable.
  • All applicants are required to have a strong work ethic and commitment to our ethos, standards and code of conduct. This will be determined from the application form, school reference and interview.
  • All applicants are required to support and adhere to the Catholic ethos of our Sixth Form and promote the Catholic life of the college with younger pupils in the main school. All applicants are required to attend compulsory Religious Education classes. They are also required to take part in the daily act of worship and attend assemblies and Masses.
  • Entry into Year 13 relies upon success in the Year 12 assessments. As a minimum all applicants are normally required to achieve a D grade (or the equivalent) in each of the subjects they continue to study in Year 13.

Late applications

Late applications may still be considered, especially where there are unavoidable reasons for missing the deadline, such as a recent move into the area. However, late applications will possibly be subject to course restrictions where courses might already be full.
Please contact the Sixth Form Reception, if you have any queries regarding your application.

Last updated: October 2016