Sixth Form Admission Policy 2016 – 2017

We offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications to our sixth form students.  All Year 11 students attending Chauncy School will be offered a place in the sixth form if they meet the entry requirements for the course they wish to study, and if the school is satisfied that it is appropriate for the student.  Our policy is to ensure that students are placed on courses where they are most likely to succeed.

Chauncy School will accept applications from external students for places once all internal students have been accommodated. The number of admissions to Chauncy School from outside will be 25 students.

In the event of more external applications than places available the following criteria will be used for admissions: Chauncy School will first admit students in public care (Children Looked After or previously Looked After). Then as a tie-breaker the school will admit: (a) the student with the highest GCSE average points score; if still a tie then (b) student who live nearest to Chauncy School.

(Note: The Governing Body of Chauncy School will reserve the right to use the straight line distance measurement provided by Hertfordshire County Council’s GIS system as outlined in the Moving On publication.)

Entry Requirements:
  1. Entry into Chauncy Sixth Form is dependent on meeting a GCSE, OCRN or BTEC equivalent exam entry requirement of 5 A* – C grades, with a minimum of a C grade in the subjects that they wish to continue at AS level. Students who wish to study a subject which has not previously been studied will be admitted according to the 5 A* – C ruling. However, consultation will take place between the Head of Sixth Form and Heads of Department where a student has failed to meet the GCSE entry requirement but has shown a serious intention to continue their education.
  2. In exceptional circumstances, and after consultation with the Head of Sixth Form and other relevant staff, negotiated entry to the Sixth Form is sometimes possible if the normal entry requirements have not been met.
  3. Chauncy will accept any Year 11 student wishing to continue their education at Chauncy School post 16, as long as they meet the exam entry requirement or have successfully negotiated entry to the Sixth Form as described in point 2.
  4. Chauncy welcomes students from other schools who have a serious intent to enter post 16 education at Chauncy School as long as they meet the exam entry requirement and will agree to adhere to the standards criteria as set out in the Sixth Form Contract.

Parents or students who are unsuccessful in the application to the school have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel.  Details can be obtained by contacting the Admissions Officer at the school.