Joining us for the Sixth Form

What to do on Results Day - applications for September 2017

If you have an offer or are in our applicant pool

If you would still like a place at University of Birmingham School Sixth Form, please visit us with your GCSE Results on Results Day, Thursday 24 August 2017. We are open from 8am until 2pm.

If you have not visited us in person by 2pm on Thursday 24 August, we will offer your place to another student. If you are unable to visit us in person, you must email by Wednesday 23 August 2017 to make alternative arrangements.

If you have made a late application (on UCAS Progress)
Please visit us on Friday 25 August 2017 from 11am until 2pm with your GCSE Results.

If you have not yet made an application, but would like to apply for a place.
Please visit us on Friday 25 August 2017 from 12pm until 2pm with your GCSE Results.

Our address is 12 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QU. Please use public transport (X61, 63, X64, 98 or the train to Selly Oak) or park considerately at our School.

Download our Sixth Form Prospectus

Our Sixth Form Prospectus is available to download here. Take a look to read more about our School and Sixth Form offer, and find out what current Sixth Form students think.

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Summary of Entry Requirements

To be offered a place at the University of Birmingham School’s Sixth Form, you must achieve the following GCSE grades:

To be eligible for entry into the University of Birmingham School’s Sixth Form you will be expected to meet the minimum academic entry requirements:

  • At least a Grade B at GCSE in the subjects you want to study at A level, or the equivalent in the new grading system, at least a 5.
  • At least a Grade A in associated subjects if your chosen A level subject is not offered at GCSE, such as an A in Mathematics to study Computer Science (A* in Mathematics if you wish to study Further Mathematics).
  • At least 5 GCSEs, in any subject, at Grade B, or the equivalent in the new grading system, at least a 5.
  • At least a Grade C at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent in the new grading system, at least a 4 (even if you are not studying these subjects beyond GCSE).
  • If the School is oversubscribed, you may need to achieve at least a Grade A at GCSE in the subjects that you want to study, or equivalent, typically at least a 7 in the new grading system.

Offers will be based upon predicted grades and will be conditional on achieving those results. Details of how to enrol when you receive your final results will be sent out with offers.

How to Apply to University of Birmingham Sixth Form

The application deadline was midnight on Sunday 29 January 2017, and we currently closed for applications for Sixth Form entry for September 2017. We will re-open for late applications shortly.

APPLICATIONS RE-OPEN: Monday 13 February 2017

From this date you will be able to apply using UCAS Progress online where you will need to submit your predicted grades. 

Applications received after Sunday 29 January will only be considered once applications have been processed for those who have applied before 29 January 2017 (applying within the prescribed timescale.) 

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Steps to using UCAS Progress

1. Create an account on this page: Enter your current School here. If you cannot find it, you may need to enter a variation of your School's name. Otherwise, select 'I cannot find my School' and continue with your account registration. 

2. Once you have created an account, use this link to find and select courses at the University of Birmingham School, and add them to your 'Favourites'.

You should select three or four A level courses, depending on how may subjects you wish to study when you begin Year 12. 

3. Click on the 'Profile' tab. Fill in all of your profile details, including your qualifications and predicted grades. This profile will be used in all post-16 applications you make via UCAS Progress. 

NB: You do not have to write a Personal Statement or fill in Work History for your application to UoB School Sixth Form. These sections will not be considered as part of your application. 

4. Once you have completed all sections in your profile, click on the 'Applications' tab. Start a new application, select the courses you want to study, and fill in any remaining questions (eg medical information). Ensure all of your profile details are complete (check 'Summary' on the 'Profiles' tab if you are unsure).

5. Submit your application.

UCAS Progress will send you an email to let you know if your application is being processed. We will send you an acknowledgement in receipt of your application (NB: We acknowledge applications at least weekly during term time.)  If we need to contact you for any further information, we will return your application and message you through UCAS progress. After 27 January 2017, we will contact your current School for an academic reference. 

Please ensure you check messages on UCAS Progress on a regular basis.


Things to note:

- Qualifications: If you are studying GCSE Core and Additional Science (sometimes called Double Award Science), you will need to add 'Science' as a qualification, and then add another qualification in the blank box underneath the dropdown menu. Write 'Additional Science' into this box.

- Order of Preferences: If you select five or more A level subjects to apply for, we will take your preference order into account. 


You can find frequently asked questions about UCAS Progress here. If you need any further support with using UCAS Progress, you can call them on 0371 468 2568.

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