Policies

Admissions Procedures and Policy Crompton House Sixth Form

Introduction

  • Crompton House Church of England School is a good school with a strong sense of pride and tradition. Students aspire to be in its vibrant Sixth Form. The Governors, Head Teacher and staff are committed to providing outstanding education for students from within Crompton House and the local community. This is underpinned by the values and ethos of the Church of England, and combined with the benefits of strong links with the local and regional community.  We prepare students for their adult lives academically, spiritually, socially, morally, culturally and for the world of work in the 21st

 

  • The Governors, Head Teacher, Head of sixth form and staff regard it as essential that students are entered onto appropriate courses in which they have a realistic chance of success.

 

  • Pupils are admitted to the Sixth Form in accordance with the Admissions Policy below.

Admissions Policy

  • The number of places available in year 12 is 185. Looked after children will be given priority of place.

Where the numbers of eligible applicants exceeds the number of available places, the proximity criterion (as determined by Oldham LA) will be applied.

Acceptances and Appeals

  • When a conditional offer of a place is made, the acceptance must be returned within the published deadline. Failure to return the slip by this date may result in the loss of the offered place.

 

  • Where an offer (conditional or firm) of a place is not made, parents will be informed of the Appeals Procedure, including a deadline for the submission of an appeal. Once an appeal has been made, no further appeal will be possible within the same academic year.

 

  • Students not receiving the offer of a place, or students applying after the published application deadline, will be given the option of going on a waiting list. This list will be maintained until the last day of September, at which point the list will be closed.

 

Any offer made to a student on the waiting list will be made subject to the above criteria.

Further Details

  • Application forms are available from school at the Sixth Form Open Evening, Sixth form website and on UCAS progress and thereafter from the Sixth Form Administration Office.

 

  • Students applying for entry into Year 12 are asked to indicate 3 A Level subject choices in rank order, adding a fourth as a reserve choice. Oversubscription on courses may result in students being asked to use their fourth option choice. The school reserves the right to not run an advertised course where the low number of applicants makes it unviable, or where there are limitations on staffing.

 

  • A further vital part of the vibrant curriculum offered requires each student to undertake an activity developing his /her leadership skills, this within the school and/or wider community. This could include the Extended Project Qualification and/or Gold D of E.

 

  • Applicants are asked to complete the application form including a personal statement and are invited to an Application Review Meeting at the school with their parents, this taking place after applications have been received. It is to be noted that the Application Review Meeting is not an interview for a place but an opportunity for students to receive specific advice on course entry requirements as well as being an essential opportunity to provide full information on the particular nature of being a Sixth Form student at Crompton House School.  Students applying from schools other than Crompton House are requested to bring in the most recent academic report, including current GCSE estimates, and a comment on behaviour with these being used to assess the student’s academic suitability for the proposed courses.

 

  • After this meeting, where appropriate, the school will make a conditional offer of a Sixth Form place, with the choice of courses subject to satisfactory GCSE results and subject entry criteria. PLEASE NOTE, the offer of a conditional place will be made subject to there being no serious concerns expressed by teachers in the current school attended.

 

  • Progress from Year 12 into Year 13 is based on the meeting of the minimum academic requirement (see section 2 below), and is subject to there being no serious concerns expressed by teachers during Year 12. This includes a minimum attendance and punctuality requirement (see below).

 

  • In August, following publication of the GCSE results, an opportunity to gain further advice and to suggest alternative courses, where needed, will be made available to all applicants. Where the GCSE and other requirements have been met, the place will be confirmed and the student enrolled into Year 12.

 

  • The types of course studied will depend on the entry pathway which is based on prior achievement.  After entry, further advice is given and subject choices may be adjusted until the end of week 4 in Year 12. The Head of Sixth Form may take into account other individual circumstances in determining the curriculum requirement for each student.

 

  • In early September of the year of entry, all students joining Year 12 will participate in an induction programme, enabling each to make a valued contribution to Sixth Form life and to the school

 

  • Direct entry into Year 13 from another school or educational institution is generally not permitted. Students wishing to enter Year 13 directly from another institution should contact the Head of Sixth Form to discuss their wishes.  Any such entry is subject to the above criteria. Entry into Year 12 after the last day of September is generally not permitted. Students wishing to join Year 12 after this date should contact the Head of Sixth Form.

Academic Requirements for Entry

Year 12 admission

Entry is based on an average points score from a student’s final GCSE grade or equivalent qualifications. For application purposes, students can calculate their current average points score using their estimated grades or mock exam results.

THE MINIMUM AVERAGE GCSE SCORE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE SIXTH FORM IS 4.0

Students need an average of 4 or above, including either Maths or English.

Some subjects may require a higher average points score, and other specific entry requirements to be eligible to study them. A list of entry requirements will be provided to applicants on an annual basis (see prospectus).

[The average GCSE score system/criteria has been developed by analysing past exam result data. The results of this have shown that there is a correlation between a student’s average GCSE score and their subsequent A Level grades.]

Further to the above, please note the following important requirements:

  • Mathematics/English Language GCSE. Students who do not achieve a least a grade 4 in either Mathematics and/or English Language must attend re-sit lessons and a re-sit examination. This will continue until a 4 or above has been achieved in both subjects.
  • Crompton House can only accept a subject qualification once.   If students have been entered for a subject through more than one exam board only the highest of these grades will count towards the average points score.

Year 13 admission

Entry into the Year 13 is not automatic. It is essential that the following criteria be met to gain entry into Year 13, this reflecting the increased academic challenge at this level.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • To continue with subject into Year 13 the students must achieve a pass (grade E and above) in that subject during internal assessments.
  • Students should continue into Year 13 with all subjects that they pass at E grade and above.
  • The minimum number of subjects that a student can continue with into Year 13 is 2.
  • Students must have demonstrated a minimum satisfactory level of attendance – 90% and behaviour in Year 12 to gain entry into Year 13.

This policy underlines our commitment to affording each student the best chance of academic success, and to supporting and encouraging every member of the learning community to reach their full potential. The policy replaces and nullifies any previous Sixth Form admissions policy.