Applications should be made direct to the Academy.
- The entry requirements for entry to the A-Level courses is a minimum of 5 in both English and Maths
and a minimum grade 5 / B in the subject chosen (other subjects may have specific criteria).
- The entry requirements for the BTEC Vocational qualifications is 5 GCSEs A* – C/ 9-4 or 5s in Maths
and English with 3 other GCSEs A-C / 9-4. (However students with 3 – 5 GCSEs meeting the
benchmark of 5s or Bs as appropriate will be considered on a case by case basis).
- The entry requirements for the Work Based Learning Programme is dependent on aptitude and work
experience posts available.
A student who has an Education Health Care Plan who names City College as their preferred 6th form provision will be admitted subject to achieving the necessary grades for access onto the course they have
chosen or appropriate work experience opportunities. Every effort will be made to meet individual needs, but although a place at City College is offered there is no guarantee that a course in a subject will run if demand is small or a course cannot be staffed, nor can a place be guaranteed on an oversubscribed course. If a course can run and is oversubscribed the following criteria will be used; students with the highest average point score followed by highest grades in that subject will be admitted first. Similarly, no guarantee can be made that all combinations of subjects will be possible.
Students will be admitted into the Sixth Form at the start of the Autumn term in each school year although there may be some occasions when students transfer during an academic year.
In the case of oversubscription, applicants will be enrolled in the order of priority as follows:
- Students in Year 11 at Haywood Academy will be given first priority.
- Any remaining available places will be allocated for students new to City College from other schools
up to the admission number of 30 using the following oversubscription criteria:
a. Children in care.
b. Students who already have a sibling attending the Academy, at the time of application.
c. Proximity of the student’s home to City College, Burslem Campus, using a straight-line from the centre of the City College, Burslem Campus with those living nearest being given priority.
d. Exceptional social or medical circumstances which must be supported by a written medical report
from a Hospital Consultant and/or GP which set out the particular reasons why City College is the
most suitable 6th form provision and what difficulties would occur if the child had to go elsewhere.
The entry criteria for admission to the Sixth Form shall be the same for students on roll at Haywood Academy as they are for students from other schools. A student who has an Education Health Care Plan who names City College as their preferred 6th form provision will be admitted subject to achieving the necessary grades for access onto the course they have chosen. Any student refused the offer of a place in Year 12 has the right to an independent appeal panel.
Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the Sixth
Form Academy may apply in writing to The Clerk to the Admissions Committee, who will then make the
necessary administrative arrangements for you to appeal to the Independent Schools Appeals Panel.
The decisions of the Schools Appeal Panel are binding on the Academy governing body and parents.
Year 13 Admissions
Students will be admitted to Year 13 based on a successful completion of Year 12.
Enrolment for Year 13 takes place in August to review the Year 12 outcomes, attendance, attitude
to learning and homework completion.