The Forest Academy Sixth Form is a comprehensive Sixth Form providing a broad range of Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC and A Level courses.
Admission to the Sixth Form at The Forest Academy is managed by the school in accordance with the Department for Education (DfE) School Admissions Code and the law relating to admissions.
The capacity for the Sixth Form at The Forest Academy is 300.
Admission to the Sixth Form
Admission to the Sixth Form will be from:
- Pupils in Year 11 at The Forest Academy
- Pupils from outside of The Forest Academy
The Published admission number (PAN) for pupils entering the Sixth Form from outside of The Forest Academy will be 100.
Year 11 students at The Forest Academy are required to apply for a place in the Sixth Form as are students from other schools.
The entry requirements for admission to the Sixth Form shall be the same for students on roll in Year 11 at the school and external applicants.
Applicants will not be interviewed for admission but The Forest Academy will offer all Year 11 students at The Forest Academy the Information, Advice and Guidance meetings during the course of Year 11. External applicants may be invited for a meeting to discuss subject choices and pathways.
Students will be admitted into the Sixth Form at the start of the autumn term in each academic year although there may be some school occasions when the students transfer during the academic year.
Minimum Entry Requirements
All those seeking admission to the Sixth Form must achieve the necessary grades for access onto the courses they have chosen. The minimum entry requirements for The Forest Academy Sixth Form and the subject-specific entry requirements can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus here.
Where the number of eligible external applicants for a course of study exceeds the places available then admission will be considered on an equal basis according to the following oversubscription criteria:
Looked after children or children previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence order or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is 9 (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social service functions (see section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989), subject to meeting the specific entry criteria for their chosen programme of study.
Internal Year 12 students completing 1 year courses subject to meeting the specific entry criteria for their chosen programme of study.
Internal Year 11 students subject to meeting the specific entry criteria for their chosen programme of study.
External applicants subject to meeting the specific entry requirements for their chosen programme of study where places are still available on that programme.
Where there are more external applicants than places available, applicants will be ranked according to their predicted grades.
Should a tiebreak be necessary, priority will be given to applicants:
Attending our Trust partner schools Beal High School and Beal Business Innovation Hub (BBIH).
Based on the shortest measured walking distance from the child’s home to the main entrance to the school as measured by the Authority’s geographic measuring system. In using distance as a tie-breaker, should there be more than one applicant for a final place living an identical distance from The Forest Academy, the Authority will use the random allocation facility within the Tribal “Admissions and Transfers System” pupil database.
The number of students who have applied for each course will need to be taken into account, meaning that extra students can sometimes be accommodated over the admission number if the pupils’ chosen course is not full.
Should admission to the Sixth Form at The Forest Academy be refused, applicants can request details of the statutory appeals procedure. Any student refused a place in the Sixth Form has the right of appeal to an independent appeals panel.
An Appeal Form can be downloaded from this website or by telephone and a form will be sent to you.
Timetable for Admission
- Closing date for applications – Friday 16th March 2018
- Processing of applications January – May 2018
- Sixth Form Taster Day – Tuesday 10th July 2018
- A-Level Results – Thursday 16th August 2018
- GCSE Results – Thursday 23rd August 2018
Thursday 16h August 2018: 11:00 – 13:00
Friday 17th August 2018: 11:00 – 13:00
Thursday 23rd August 2018: 11:00 – 14:00
- Friday 24th August 2018: 11:00 – 14:00
- Tuesday 28th August 2018: 11:00 – 14:00
Admissions will be confirmed or refused during enrolment.