Admissions

Requirements For Entry

After taking examinations at the end of Year 11 most Westholme students enter the Sixth Form for a two-year course in A Levels. Each year the School also welcomes a number of new students into the Sixth Form from other schools. In order to enter the Sixth Form, students are ideally expected to achieve 6 GCSEs at Grade 5, including English and Maths* with a Grade 6 in those subjects they wish to study at A Level if they have taken them at GCSE. All students will also have an interview with the Principal and Head of Sixth Form when there will be an opportunity to discuss GCSE performance, A Level subject choices and future career aspirations.

*Applications from students who achieve a Grade 4 will be considered on an individual basis.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships are available to award excellence and potential for entry into Year 12 and are at the Principal’s discretion. The available areas are: General Academic, Drama, Music and Art & Design. Bursaries can be applied for prior to entry and in line with our charitable status are means tested. The value of the Bursary is related to the financial resources of the student’s family.

Overseas Admissions

The School is currently a registered UK Border Agency sponsor (Tier 4) and accepts admissions from overseas students looking to enrol in the Sixth Form. Parents must inform the Registrar when returning a completed Registration Form or at any other time if their child requires sponsorship from the School in order to obtain a visa to study at Westholme.

Termly Tuition Fees

Westholme School Fees and Charges

If you would like further information about joining our Sixth Form please contact our Registrar, Mrs Jenny Taylor on taylorj@westholmeschool.com or call 01254 506088.

Sixth Form News

Creative Multilingualism Programme

10 Jul 19

Congratulations to Lower Sixth Form student, Louisa Harkness, who has been awarded a Highly Commended award in the Magical Translation Competition, run by the Creative Multilingualism Programme and in conjunction with Oxford University.

Y12 Blencathra Trip

19 Jun 19

Year 12 biologists recently spent two enjoyable days at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre, in the Lake District, working on the Ecology topics for their A Level.

‘An incredible honour’ – Year 12’s Saoirse O’Neill reads moving D-Day poem on BBC North West Tonight

07 Jun 19

Saoirse O’Neill from our Sixth Form delivered a moving rendition of the war poem ‘Little Ships’ at Blackburn’s D-Day memorial service