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Harrogate Grammar Sixth Form building - Nov 23

The Sixth Form


Can I choose any subject I want?

Your choices

To maximise both performance and progression, the following total points from your GCSE grades will be used to guide your choices:

36 points Students have full choice of any course, subject to course requirements
30-35 points Students select 1 project-based element qualification
24-29 points Students select 1-2 project-based element qualifications


Where can I find the course requirements?

All of the course requirements can be found in the prospectus which is available to download on our school website.

I know what courses I want to study before the taster sessions, can I apply early?

Yes. We encourage early applications as this helps us to manage the large volume of applications. The benefit to you is that you can secure an offer of a place and this can be quite motivational as you study in the final year of your GCSEs.

What happens after I apply?

When you have made your online application, you will be contacted to arrange an options meeting in school. In a situation where a student lives oversees we use Teams. The meeting takes approximately 15 minutes.

How can I prepare for my coursing discussion?

You are not judged in any way on your performance. The meeting is designed as a dialogue so that you can ask questions and so that we can gather all the information that we need as a school. The most important preparation that you can undertake is to reflect and research your course choice and be clear that it best suits your strengths, interests and future aspirations. It creates a good impression if you can confidently talk about your future aspirations and wider interests outside of school.

How do I confirm my place?

After the meeting we apply our admissions policy and if you are successful you will receive a conditional offer outlining the grades that you need to achieve in the summer. We then ask you to confirm that you have received our offer. We confirm your place in the Summer term when we have checked your offer against your examination results.

What happens if I don’t meet my offer on results day?

We encourage you to contact the school with your examination results where a discussion can take place as to whether an alternative course can be offered. Please note - if the number of applications received is very high we may not be able to offer you an alternative.

How can I keep in contact with the school after the Open Evening?

We ask you to leave your email address on the evaluation form so that we can keep in contact with you after the Open Evening. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Harrogate Grammar School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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