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 Welcome to our Sixth Form admissions page. Read about our entry requirements, relevant documents and forms, and the application process. 


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Entry Requirements

All students must attain five 9-4 grades at GCSE (or BTEC equivalents) with preferably a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics. Individual subjects will require a specific grade in a particular subject at GCSE.

All students will be expected to choose 3 A Levels which they will study for 2 years (the exception being students who study 3 A Levels plus Further Mathematics). More information about Courses, entry requirements and option blocks can be found by clicking here.

There will be examinations in the summer term of Year 12 and in Year 13:  courses are assessed regularly through classwork, homework, independent study, coursework and formal examinations.  

All students will be interviewed by a member of the Sixth Form team. This will enable them to make an informed choice about the best subjects to suit their individual needs. Parents are welcome to discuss these choices with the Sixth Form team following the interview.

Bursary Forms & Information

It is vitally important that parents so not send the completed forms via email; they can only be handed in as paper copies in a sealed envelope.

16 - 18 Student Bursary Fund

The current bursary policy and application will be changing considerably on all levels. This policy is applicable up to Summer 2022; a new policy will be ready for the new cohort.

You could benefit from financial support to help with:

  • Transport 
  • Equipment 
  • Meals
  • Educational visits or trips and more.

16 - 19 Tuition Fund

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding allocation for 20-21 academic year only. The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown.

The students supported by the Tuition Fund at Tupton Hall School had not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths in the summer of 2020. 

Who can be supported by this fund?

Learners must be aged 16-19 and must not have already achieved a GSCE grade 5 or above in maths and/or English by age 16.

How is Tupton Hall School using this Fund?

Provision will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition sessions will be delivered face to face, online or through a blended delivery model.  The funding will also be used to enhance the provision provided through the allocation of resources and materials to support the learning outside of the classroom.

Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include

Maths support through designated coaching by specialist Teachers:  the allocation has been organised to ensure that all students can access this provision at a time that fits with their A Level provision: additional staff have been allocated to ensure that students receive additional hours above the original PLH

  • GCSE revision workshops
  • Academic skills support and development
  • Technical knowledge and skills support to aid mastery and make up for any shortfall from previous learning.
  • All students will be supplied with essential equipment packs to support their learning in school and at home.  
  • All resources and equipment will be provided to the students at no cost.
  • Class size will be kept very small to ensure that each student receives specialist and personalised support.

Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.

What is our pledge?

The School is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:

  • Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
  • Publishing this guidance on the School website
  • Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided and demonstrate the impact of the support provided
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
  • Notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed

How to apply & important dates

Applications for the Sixth Form are handled online through the Aplicaa app:

Applications are completed online. Please click here to begin your application process.

In order to complete the application, you may need specific pieces of information to hand:

  • Your doctor’s details
  • Information about your parents’ occupations (optional)
  • A copy of your passport (if you have not been living in the UK for the past 3 years)

The application form does not have to be completed in one session. It can be saved and finished later.

Important Dates

Applications Open

 October 2023

Application Deadline

29 January 2024

Open Evening and Taster Days

We can't wait to get prospective students on site and show them all we have to offer! We have an annual Open Evening for current Year 11 students and offer subsequent taster days later in the summer term. In the meantime, please email Head of Sixth Form; for more information. 

Sixth Form Open Evening

Every Autumn we invite Year 11 students and their families to discover what our Sixth Form has to offer.

We welcome students from our own school as well as ten other local secondary schools.

Open Evening for September 2025 entry:

  • Wednesday 16th October


Taster Days

6th Form Taster Days for 2024 entry:

  • 19th and 25th June

Still not sure what to do after GCSEs? We'd advise you to keep your options open and see what Tupton Hall Sixth Form could offer. 

We're a vibrant and friendly community of students from lots of different schools - and one of the best performing sixth forms in Derbyshire.

Experience a typical day in our dedicated wing of the school... our common room is a must-see!

Get to know our supportive staff and try out the A Levels you want to study.