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Joining the Sixth Form

We are very proud to have one of the largest Sixth Forms in Dacorum and in our latest Ofsted report the Sixth Form was graded as 'outstanding'; our aim is to maintain and surpass this status.

Post16tring014Courses in the Sixth Form require a high level of intellectual ability and commitment to work; it is paramount that students select courses that are appropriate to their ability. A good guide to identify the most suitable pathway is to use the GCSE total point score (TPS) system; this gives a true reflection of a student's current ability and has proved a reliable tool in deciding on the correct courses.

Applying to the Sixth Form

Every year we welcome many new students to our Sixth Form. We will be holding our Post 16 Information Evening for 2021 entry on 25 November 2020, this will be online.  Further information will be posted in the coming weeks. 

As part of the application process you will receive a tour of the school and an informal interview to discuss your options and ask any questions that you may have.

Internal applicants will be sent a Google Form to their school email address.

Please contact us on sixthform@tringschool.org  if you would like to apply. 

All forms will be updated when applications open on 25 November 2020.

Sixth Form Application Form 2020

Subject Entrance Criteria 2020 - 2021

Tring School Admissions Policy 2019-20

Post 16 Information Evening Presentation

2019 Year 11 into 12 Sixth Form Presentation - Life Skills Session

Tring School Sixth Form Entry Criteria 2020

Courses in the Sixth Form require a high level of intellectual ability and commitment to work; it is paramount that students select courses that are appropriate to their ability. A good guide to identify the most suitable pathway is to use the GCSE total point score (TPS) system; this gives a true reflection of a student’s current ability and has proved a reliable tool in deciding on the correct courses.

Students must:

  • Have a minimum TPS of 32
  • Meet the subject specific entry criteria
  • Have a full programme of study, this entails 3 or 4 Level 3 qualifications (A level courses or equivalent)
GCSES WITH OLD LETTER GRADING BTEC GCSES WITH NEW NUMBER GRADING
Grade Score Grade Score Grade Score
A* 8.5 D* 8.5 9 9
A 7 D 7 8 8
B 5.5 M 5.5 7 7
C 4 P 4 6 6
D 3 Level 1 1.75 5 5
E 2     4 4
F 1.5     3 3
G 1     2 2
U 0     1 1

To work out your TPS, add up your best 8 grades (including Maths and English Language)

The subject specific entry criteria can be found by clicking the link below.

2020-2021 Subject Entrance Criteria

 

How to Choose Subjects

Do you have a specific career in mind that dictates the subjects you must pick? If you have a particular university course in mind it may be worth using the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) to check course entry requirements. The Russell Group of Universities have published a guide to helping you choose Post-16 courses called Informed Choices.

  • What subjects do you enjoy? You will be spending 8 hours a fortnight in lessons and a further 4-6 hours per week completing work outside of lessons (per subject). Therefore, it is essential you enjoy each subject.
  • What subjects are you good at? Please check each subject’s specific entry criteria; it is essential that you meet this.
  • Talk to your subject teachers and discuss suitability.
  • Understand what is involved in the study of the subjects in terms of the topics to be covered, amount of coursework to be completed, meeting deadlines etc.
  • Ensure you are staying (or joining) Tring School because you want to and not just because your friends are.
  • Visit subject stands at the Post 16 Subject Fair.

BTEC Qualifications & University

Tring School Sixth Form Prospectus

Starting in the Sixth Form

All students will have the opportunity to discuss their results with the Sixth Form Team and advice will always be given to suit their needs.If you require any further information please contact the Sixth Form Team on sixthform@tringschool.org

Year 11 into Year 12 Start of Term Arrangements – September 2020 

Y12 - 2020 Start of Term Schedule

Please note that due to the volume of students and the individual time we wish to dedicate, you may have to wait for appointment with the Sixth Form Team. There will be a full appointment schedule published on each day, so that all students know when their allocated time is. Students may wish to leave the school site and return 10 minutes before their appointment.

Year 12 into Year 13 Start of Term Arrangements – September 2020 

Y13-2020 Start of Term Schedule

Required Forms

All Year 12 internal applicants for September 2020 must ensure that they complete the Google ‘Intentions Form’ by Monday 24  August 2020 to secure their place - this will be emailed to students on results day. Without the Intentions Form the application will be withdrawn.

Applicants from other schools will need to return their printed 'Intentions Form' with a copy of their GCSE Results  by Monday 24 August 2020. This will be posted to all new applicants before results day.

If you wish to apply to Tring School Sixth Form to start Year 12 in September 2020 and have not yet submitted an application, you can come to meet us on Thursday 3 September. We will be happy to meet with you as a late applicant and to discuss your joining our Sixth Form. Please contact us on sixthform@tringschool.org if you wish to make an application and fill in the application form.

All students are expected to have a personal computer, please find information below about our Chromebook scheme.

External Intentions Form - 2020

Chromebook Letter for Sixth Form

Subject Summer Work

We expect that students will have completed any homework for their chosen subjects by the start of term in September. 

Year 11 into 12 Student Summer Work

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