Sixth Form Guide Booklets




Our application process for Sixth Form is now closed. Our application process for September 2018 entry will open on Friday 10th November 2017 and close at 4pm on Friday 8th December 2017.

Entry Criteria 

Successful candidates must have achieved both of the following to be eligible to enter Sixth Form at Townley:

  • A minimum of 8 full course GCSEs at grade 9-5 which must include English, Mathematics  (English and Maths grade 5 or above)
  • An average point score of 5.75 in the best 8 subjects 

We regret that BTEC courses and short courses cannot be taken into consideration. 

On receipt of your application we will contact your school and request your predicted grades. We may then need to invite you into school for the pre-entry assessment / audition day (Saturday, 20 January 2018).



Sixth Form Admission

The school has an expected total number of 500 places available in the sixth form.

All Townley Year 11 students who wish to transfer to the sixth form may do so provided they meet the entry requirements set out below.

 The requirement for entry to the Sixth Form is 7 A*-C grades from full course GCSEs, which must include English, Mathematics (English & Maths grade 5 or above)  and an average point score of 45.

 In addition all students are required to have at least B grades and above in the subjects they intend to study in the sixth form, except, Mathematics which require a minimum of a grade 7 at GCSE  (8 for Further Maths).   English Literature require Grade 6 and Science require grade A in seperate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or, grade A in Core and Additional Science (Double Science) and for those studting Further Additional Science will also require grade A along with Core and Additional.

 The points score is based upon the current point system for GCSE full courses as follows:

              Points/Full Course (Except English Literature, English Language & Mathematics)

Full Course Grade Points
A* 58
A 52
B 46
C 40
D 34
E 28


Points/Full Course English Literature, English Language & Mathematics


Full Course Grade Points
9 58
8 52
7 46
6 46
5 40
4 34
3 28


Conditional offers are based on predicted grades; actual places are not confirmed until GCSE results are announced. This may mean that some courses become oversubscribed and if there are more applicants than places available then we will allocate places according to the over- subscription criteria below:


GCSE Point Score
  • Oversubscription on a course

  • Being a Performing Arts School with a second specialism in Mathematics and Computing - greater weighting may be given to these subjects.

  • Looked after children or other extenuating circumstances which we feel warrant special consideration. (See application form).

  • Siblings

  • Distance

  • Being a girls' school there is a limitation on the number of boys we can admit taking intoconsideration the facilities we can provide.



Sixth Form Success Guides


The Sixth Form Vision

It is our mission at Townley to help your daughter/son become inspirational learners who have the courage to take risks and the wisdom to learn from their mistakes. We want them to become responsible citizens with a social conscience, able to lead others and act as change agents for a better society. We want them to begin adult life with experiences, skills and qualifications that will make a real difference.

Download the following Guide to Success Sixth Form Booklets for further information.


Supporting Success in Lower Sixth a Parent's Guide (PDF Booklet)


Supporting Success in Upper Sixth a Parent's Guide (PDF Booklet)

Townley Leadership Programme


Select the link below to view the booklet giving details of the schools leadership programme.


Townley Leadership Programme

AS & A Level Changes 2017-18


Select the link below to read details of the curriculum changes being made to AS and A Level in 2017-18


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