Applying is simple
When should I apply?
Apply anytime after the Virtual Sixth Form Open Event and before the closing date of Friday 13th November 2020.
How do I apply?
BTHCC students are to complete the online application form which will be available from Monday 9th August. Applicants from other schools need to download and complete the application form download and complete the application form and then give it to their referee to complete the reference part and submit to the Sixth Form by Friday 13th November 2020. Applications can be found at http://www.bthcc.org.uk/sixthform/apply/
What happens once I’ve applied?
From January 2021 a letter will be sent home to invite the applicant for a meeting with one of the Sixth Form team to discuss their application. Most meetings will take place from January – March 2021.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions these meetings may be conducted in a virtual manner. Applicants will receive an email to explain how meetings will take place in the spring term.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the changes you wish to make.
Sixth Form Admissions Policy
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.
o Applicants are normally required to have at least five grade 5 or above at GCSE, including at least grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics
o All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the A level / BTEC subjects which they wish to study. For the majority of subjects applicants are required to have achieved at least a 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.
o All applicants are required to have a strong work ethic and commitment to our ethos, standards and code of conduct. This includes having an excellent attendance, punctuality and behaviour record throughout Year 11. This will be determined from the application form, school reference and interview.
o 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.
o 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.
Under the terms of Education Act 1998, all candidates and parents of candidates refused admission have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel against any decision made by the school. The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel is binding on both the school and parents/carers. Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal being lodged