Sixth Form Admissions

What subjects do we offer?

Our Sixth Form curriculum is designed to nurture individual interests and instil a passion for learning, providing a solid foundation for university studies and the world of work beyond.

Subject choices

Usually, students choose to study three core courses in the first year, which are examined internally at the end of Year 12, and then proceed to the full Advanced level in three courses in Year 13. If appropriate a student can opt for a 4th subject in Year 12 to allow some time initially to decide which course is best for them but this will be decided in September

All students that have not achieved a grade C or 4 or better in English and / or Mathematics will have to resit the subjects and be entered for examination in line with Government legislation.

Whatever the combination of subjects you choose, the emphasis is on personal endeavour, intellectual curiosity and preparation for life beyond Belper School.

Choosing your A-level (or equivalent) subjects carefully is really important – especially if you have aspirations to study at a leading university. The Russell Group’s guide, Informed Choices, includes advice from admissions professionals on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses as well as the best choices for students who want to keep their options open.

To access and download the Russell Groups website and download a copy of Informed Choices please click here.

Open Evening (Virtual ) 12th November

Due to the ongoing Covid situation our annual Sixth Form Open Evening for parents and students will be an online event only and will be launched on the schools website on the 12th November this year.

This will include a presentation from the Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form and a number of videos showing various aspects of the school. These videos will be added to our youtube channel after this date. In addition we will have virtual presentations for all subjects which will provide you with an opportunity to find out more about the courses available and meet some of the subject teams.

If you have not had an opportunity to visit the school before and you would like to have a tour then you are able to book one via the email below. These tours will be in single household groups and will be socially distanced & Covid safe.

If you have any queries then please email

How to apply to the Sixth Form ?

All applicants will be asked to complete an online application form by November 29th. Internal students will have an interview with a member of the Sixth Form Team in December. External students will be interviewed in January. The interviews will be a positive and friendly experience and a chance for students to let us know a little bit more about themselves and raise any issues they may have. We will be able after the interview to give a conditional offer; however, final confirmation will be given after the interview process has been completed. Applications after this date are still possible but may have an impact on the availability of courses.

Our prospectus for 2020 entry is available online by clicking the link below or from the main school office. If you would like us to send out a copy or have any other general questions about the Sixth Form please contact us at .

Admissions Criteria

Belper School has re-assessed its entry requirements to Level 3 courses offered by our Sixth Form Centre in light of the publication of new and more challenging Level 3 courses. The entry requirements for the 2020-2022 are available from the link below. Any queries regarding this should be directed to the Sixth Form Team at the school in the first instance.

In addition when considering your application we shall look carefully at all of the following factors:

● The recommendation you have from the school / your previous school / college and subject teachers.

● Your general school / college report or Record of Achievement.

● Your estimated (or actual) examination grades.

● The contribution you are likely to make to the life of the Sixth Form and your embodiment of the school ethos.

For 2021-2023 Admissions Criteria CLICK HERE

For an electronic version of the Application Form for 2021-2023 CLICK HERE