Students meeting the standard entry criterion will typically choose 3 A-levels to study throughout Years 12 and 13.
However, students may additionally choose the Level 3 Mathematical Studies course. This course is half the size of an A-level and therefore may be taken by any student as a fourth option.
A small number of students may wish to choose 4 A-levels to study throughout Year 12 and 13. To study 4 instead of 3 courses students would need to obtain 5 or more grades at GCSE at 7, 8, 9, A or A*. Students meeting the qualifying criterion for doing 4 courses above may, of course, only choose 3 A-level courses if that is their wish.
Our traditional approach has been to provide a fixed menu of option blocks from which students make their choices.
However, this year we are asking students to simply tell us which subjects they would like to do at this stage.
This will tell us the extent of the demand for each subject and we will use this to construct the Option Blocks from which students will make their final choices.
The Option Blocks will allow a wide range of choices but inevitably, as in other institutions, not every possible combination will be available.
At a later date students will be able to choose from the final option blocks and consult with staff if their combination of subjects chosen initially is not available.Sixth Form Entry RequirementsDownload
In order to make an application to join The Gryphon School Sixth form, you will need to register or login. you will then be required to fill in the application form.
You can start your application today and then come back to it at a later time before submitting, or submit straight away. You can also track the status of your application once you have pressed submit. If you have any questions prior to submitting your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the following deadlines for applications:
Scholarship applications – Friday 15th December 2017
Final deadline for applications – Friday 19th January 2018
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/