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Admission to the Sixth Form

Applications to TWBS Sixth form for entry in September 2022 will open on 12th November 2021. 


Admission to the Sixth Form

Entry to the Sixth Form at The Windsor Boys’ School is dependent upon three criteria:


  • a positive character reference from the student’s current Head of Year 11
  • agreeing on a subject combination that works in our timetable, that you will enjoy, and at which you will be successful (timetable is issued in the Spring term)
  • achieving the grade requirements for the particular courses selected. (These entry requirements are the same for students who are already on roll at the school, and external applicants.) 


As a general guideline:

In order to take A-Levels, a student would have achieved minimum level 6s in Year 11.
In order to take Level 3 Vocational courses, a student would have achieved minimum level 4s or 5s in Year 11.




There is no application form for current Windsor Boys’ School students.


Following Sixth Form Open Evening, and our Sixth Form Taster Day, each Year 11 student will be asked to state if they wish to stay on in the Sixth Form. Their applications will automatically be processed from thereon in. All Year 11s will be invited to a one-to-one meeting with a senior member of staff to be given individual advice and guidance on their next steps, and their Sixth Form subject choices if applicable.


Students should only apply for courses for which, according to their most recent predicted grades, they are very likely to qualify. Their preferred course combination will also need to fit into our timetable which is confirmed in the Spring. If these two criteria are met, and the student’s behaviour and attitude have been positive in school, then we should be able to make a conditional offer (the condition being that they achieve the qualifying grades for their chosen courses).


On GCSE results day, each student’s results will confirm whether or not they have achieved the necessary grades to study the subjects for which they received their offer. If they have qualified, they will be able to take up their place in TWBS Sixth Form. If they have not qualified, a senior member of staff will meet with them and a parent to discuss another possible course combination. We do our best to find a suitable pathway for all students who want to stay at TWBS to be successful.






There is no catchment area limit for external Sixth Form applicants, but students must be able to arrive in school before morning registration at 8.40am.


In order to secure a place in our Sixth Form you will need a positive reference from your current school (of character, behaviour and work ethic) and the qualifying grades to study your preferred courses. Your preferred course combination will also need to fit into our timetable, which is published in the Spring Term.


External applicants must apply to our Sixth Form by completing the Sixth Form Application Form (applications for entry in September 2022 are now closed). The digital form will ask you to set up an account; we need you to do this so that we can communicate with you during the application process, and so that you can easily upload any documents that we need you to. Having submitted your form, you will receive an email acknowledgement which will also include further details about the application process.


Please note that the Sixth Form application form is for external candidates only.