Standard entry requirements for Headlands Sixth Form are 5 GCSEs at grades 5 and above, however individual subjects may have specific requirements to gain entry to their course, these are outlined below.

Biology – Grade 6 in Science
Chemistry – Grade 6 in Science
Physics – Grade 6 in Science
Psychology – Grade 5 in Science and grade 5 in English
Sociology – Grade 5 in English
Maths – Grade 6 in Maths
English Literature & Language – Grade 6 in English Literature and English Language
History – Grade 6 in History
Geography – Grade 5 in Geography
Government and Politics – Grade 5 in English
Art – Grade 6 in Art
Photography – Standard entry requirements
Computer Science – Grade 6 in Computer Science
Business – Standard entry requirements
Design and Technology – Grade 6 in Design and Technology
Drama and Theatre Studies – Merit in Level 2 Drama
Music – Merit in Level 2 music
Health and Social Care – Standard entry requirements
Sport – Merit in Level 2 PE
Film – GCSE grade 5 in Film or English Language
Criminology – Standard entry requirements
French/German – grade 6 in the relevant language
Law – standard entry requirements

Students will also need to have maintained good attitudes and attendance throughout Year 11, students with greater than 10% unauthorised absences during the spring term of Year 11 will unfortunately not be considered for a place in the Sixth Form.

The deadline for applications is February half term, for subjects that are more popular places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Students will receive an interview date after their application has been processed and from this may receive a conditional offer of a place, pending GCSE results.