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, on registrar@westholmeschool.com or call 01254 506088.

Sixth Form News

Sixth Form Taster Day

06 Nov 19

Today we welcomed GCSE students into the Sixth Form for their Sixth Form Taster Day.

Upper Sixth Networking Event

14 Oct 19

Our Upper Sixth students enjoyed a networking and interview techniques workshop on Friday.

Heysham Nuclear Power Station Visit

07 Oct 19

Last Wednesday, our Sixth Form chemists and physicists had a brilliant day touring Heysham Nuclear Power Station.