"QEHS is a great place to study."
Welcome to the 2019/2020 subject prospectus for the Sixth Form here at QEHS. The school is pleased to offer a broad and balanced curriculum to allow prospective students the opportunity to pick from a range of A-Levels.
Our admissions criteria are as follows:
- Students intending to follow a route of three A Levels will need to achieve at least 42 points across their best eight subjects, including at least grade 5 in English Language and Maths. Beyond that, most subjects carry additional criteria to ensure suitability for study; please see the specific subject pages of the prospectus.
- Students who wish to study four or more A Levels will need to have at least six GCSE subjects graded 7 or higher.
- For legacy GCSEs, grades will be converted into points using the DfE point scores, in 2018 these will be: A*=8.5, A=7, B=5.5, C=4, D=3, E=2, F=1.5, G=1. The DfE point score for AS levels in 2018 will be; A=10.75, B=8.88, C=7, D=5.13 and E=3.5
- The School uses the current DfE Key Stage 4 qualification points when making decisions.
Please note that Year 12 students are recommended to have achieved two D grades at the end of Year 12 to ensure their best chance of success at the end of Year 13.
Students wishing to apply for a place for September 2020 are asked to apply using the on-line QEHS application form below:
The initial deadline for applications is Friday 24th January 2020, in order to assist planning for the following year. However, rest assured that any requests for changes in subject choice will usually be accommodated upto September 2020, (once all GCSE results are confirmed).
During the course of the year, QEHS may contact you regarding your choice of A-Levels.
Following the application deadline students will be contacted regarding a conditional offer and/or invitation to interview.
The Sixth Form team wish to support and guide you throughout this process. Enquiries email: email@example.com
Sixth Form Offer
- All students will be expected to complete 3 A Levels by the end of Year 13.
- Students will have the opportunity to complete an independent extended project with support from specialist tutors in school. This provides a fantastic opportunity for students to demonstrate commitment to their chosen future career or Higher Education course. It carries UCAS points too and is highly valued by universities.
- Students will be given the opportunity to pursue the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.
- Students receive 1:1 CV and UCAS guidance along with advice from a team of tutors supplemented by specialist support from the Sixth Form Team and subject specialists. Staff who have years of experience in supporting students with University applications drawing on experience of working in University admissions with many successful applicants for Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities and highly competitive Level 3 apprenticeships each year.
- The QEHS programme of support outlined above is also supplemented by bringing in outside support for students preparing for interviews in areas like Medicine.
- The school offers a range of complementary activities, on a Wednesday afternoon, to both enthuse and stretch students. Examples include, sport, the National Citizenship Service, Mandarin, Open University Courses, "cooking for one", assorted student led societies including a debating group, a drama group and a charities group*. Students can also get involved in voluntary groups and work experience which offers opportunities for students to develop their interpersonal skills and improve future employability prospects.
- For students wanting to stay fit and healthy or pursue their sporting interests students can take up our special membership offer at the local leisure centre / gym or get more involved in the sporting activities offered at QEHS, possibly with a view to representing the school in fixtures. A link with Gainsborough Trinity Football Club has been made and coaching / community leadership opportunities may also be available.
- A week of valuable work experience is offered in term 6 to allow students to plan for their futures and experience the world of work in their chosen career.
* The opportunities offered will vary year on year, depending on student interests, with the aim of developing the personal skills and attributes.