Our applications to Burlington Danes Sixth Form September 2019 are now closed.

We welcome late application requests from any applicants for whom there is an appropriate course and who demonstrate a positive attitude to learning, a level of attendance that will support achievement, and a record of conduct that is in keeping with the school code of conduct. 

Please email Natalie.Foster@burlingtondanes.org, KS5 Lead Administrator for further information.

The key to success in sixth form is choosing the most suitable pathway based on your strengths and ambitions. Our application process provides ample opportunity to discuss your plans and receive honest advice and guidance on your course choices. For further help please contact our Sixth Form secretary; Natalie Foster.


A Levels Pathway

This pathway requires at least 6 A*-B or 6 9-6 grades at GCSE including English Language and Maths.

Students need to achieve at least a B or a 6 at GCSE in their chosen A' Level subjects, or closely related subjects (e.g. English and Science grades are used for Psychology entry). 

Students wanting to continue with Further Maths will need a minimum grade 8 in Maths

Students wanting to continue with Further Maths will need a minimum grade 8 in Maths

BTEC Pathway (equivalent to 3 A levels)

Students entering this pathway require 5 A*-C or 5 9-4 grades at GCSE (One of these should be in English Language or Maths), including relevant BTEC Level 2 Courses.

This pathway allows students to complete the equivalent of 3 A Levels in a vocational pathway.

If a student has not achieved a 4 grade in English Language OR Maths GCSE they will also have the option to resit this alongside their Vocational course (not both Maths AND English Language)

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

Please consider the following subject specific entry criteria for our A level courses. You should select courses based on the predicted GCSE grades you have entered, and the pathway to which you have been directed.

Biology: A in GCSE Science

Chemistry: A in GCSE Science

Economics: Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics

English: Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature & Language

Art and Design: B in GCSE Art

French: B in GCSE French

Further Mathematics: Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics

Geography: B in GCSE Geography

Government & Politics: B in GCSE Humanities subject

History: B in GCSE History

Mathematics: Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics

Media: Grade 6 in GCSE English

Music: B in GCSE Music

Physics: A in GCSE Science

Psychology: B in GCSE Science & grade 6 in GCSE English

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics: B in Religious Education

Sociology: B in GCSE Humanities subject

Application Process

Apply Online through our school website

Read course guides and view videos on website

Use predicted/working at grades to select most suitable pathway

Complete application form online (Deadline 31st January 2020)

A school teacher reference will be obtained confirming your grades

Attend interview

Receive conditional offer letter

Attend Enrolment day to confirm place with GCSE results

Click the link for our Course Guide: Course Guide