Applications for Sixth Form 2020

Our application process for Sixth Form will open on Thursday 7th November 2019 during Open Evening and will close on Friday 13 December 2019 at 4pm.    We do not accept late applications.


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, 18 January 2020).


Sixth Form Guide Booklet for 2020 Entry

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Sixth Form Electives Booklet for 2020 Entry

 Select the image below to view the options when deciding the programme of study.




Sixth Form Admission

Entry to the Sixth Form


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 maximum number of places available for external candidates joining year 12 is 100.  If the school receives more applications from appropriately qualified candidates which it can accommodate within teaching groups it may exceed that number.

The requirement for entry to the Sixth Form is 8 full course GCSEs at grades 9 -5 which must include English, Mathematics (English & Maths grade 5 or above) and an average point score of 5.75 in the best 8 subjects.

For legacy GCSEs, grades will be converted as follows:


Full Course Grade















In addition all students are required to have at least grade 6 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 (8/9 for Further Maths). Science require grade 7.

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




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

‐      Over-subscription 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 into consideration 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.




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