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Entry Requirements


            The entry requirement for entry to advanced level study is:
                ●  grade 4 and 5 across English (either language or literature) and
                    mathematics*

                ●  at least three additional GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above.

            *This means that if you achieve a grade 4 in English you need to achieve a grade 5 in
            mathematics; if you achieve a grade 4 in mathematics you need to achieve a grade 5 in English.

            This is very much a baseline qualification and many subjects strongly recommend or require
            higher grades if you wish to take their subject at advanced level: see the subject requirements
            table overleaf and subject descriptions later in this prospectus. It is preferred for any student
            wishing to pursue advanced level courses to have at least a grade 5 in both English and
            mathematics: these are an indicator that you will be able to deal with the literacy and numeracy
            demands of all advanced level courses. Students with a 4 and a 5 in English and mathematics may
            move on to advanced level courses. This is the minimum requirement for applicants from
            academies, schools and colleges other than Keswick School.

            Students with grade 4 in both English and mathematics, who currently attend Keswick School,
            will be considered for advanced level study: acceptance onto courses will be at the discretion of
            the subject head of department for chosen courses and the Head of Sixth Form.



            For all applicants, clear evidence of strong attitude to learning is required: for Keswick School
            applicants, an ATL average of 3.5 minimum at the data capture from subjects closest in date to the
            student's Sixth Form Application Discussion; for external applicants, at least "good" in each
            attitudinal category in the reference from their current academy, school or college.


            The Application Form/Process

            See also the section headed “The Next Step”.

            Each student will be required to complete an application form which includes course choices and
            their order of preference, and a personal statement explaining their reasons for choosing to return
            to Keswick School or wanting to join Keswick School Sixth Form.

            Applications are welcomed from students currently attending Keswick School and from those
            attending other academies, schools and colleges.

            The closing date for submitting the application form is February 15th 2019.

            Any student who is intending to stay on to the Sixth Form or even just considering the Sixth Form
            is strongly advised to make an application. If you do not complete the form you might well find
            that places are limited if you later decide to return in September. Applicants from other
            institutions must meet this deadline also.
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