All students are welcome to apply to the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (the NCS). Applications must be made using the official application form which must be completed online, on the Sixth Form website between the dates specified.
The NCS plans to admit 300 students to Year 12 in the academic year commencing September 2017. Since the spread of student numbers across all courses on offer is not always uniform – i.e. some subjects attract a greater number of applicants than others and therefore fill up quicker – it is not always possible to meet students’ preferred subject choices even when the applicant’s predicted grades suggest they will meet the Sixth Form’s academic criteria for entrance.
The exact number of students admitted to Year 12 in September 2017 will thus depend on the Sixth Form’s ability to accommodate the actual subject choices of the students who apply. Applicants are asked to note that an offer of a place in the Sixth Form does not mean that actual admission to the Sixth Form is thereby guaranteed; actual admission to the Sixth Form is almost always contingent on the applicant meeting the full entrance criteria of the Sixth Form and for all the subjects for which s/he has applied.
The NCS is available for all existing students at partner schools if students fulfil the individual requirements of suitable courses. Remaining places at the NCS will be distributed in accordance with the oversubscription criteria, subject to applicants meeting the entry criteria.
The partner schools are: Cumberland School, Kingsford School, Lister School, Little Ilford School, Plashet School, Rokeby School, Royal Docks School, Sarah Bonnell School and Stratford School Academy.
The application window for admission in September 2017 is 2nd January 2017 – 10th February 2017. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 10th February 2017. All students who have applied to the NCS will be informed about the status of their application by no later than 31st May 2017.
At any time where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:
It may be that some applicants do not receive their predicted grades, or decide not to attend the NCS. We will therefore establish a waiting list, with applicants prioritised in line with our over subscription criteria. The waiting list will operate up to the end of the first half term of any academic year. In year admissions will not be accepted after that due to the specialist nature of the provision.
Those who are offered a place at the NCS will be informed by no later than 31st May 2017. Applicants who are not offered a place through this process have a right to appeal against this decision. The NCS will establish an independent appeals panel to hear such appeals.
Applications received after 10th February 2017 will only be considered should places remain after the consideration of all applications received on or before 10th February 2017.
The NCS in operating admission arrangements will do everything it reasonably can to enable every student to perform at their best, and in making acceptance decisions will not discriminate between students on grounds of gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, or sexual preference provided they meet the criteria for entry.
|A Level Subject||GCSE Grades|
|Maths||Grade 7-9 in Maths|
|Further Maths||Grade 8-9 in Maths|
|Biology||Grade 6-9 in Maths + at least one Science GCSE A*-B Grade|
|Chemistry||Grade 7-9 in Maths + at least one Science GCSE A*-B Grade|
|Physics||Grade 7-9 in Maths + at least one Science GCSE A*-B Grade|
|Economics||Grade 6-9 in Maths + Grade 6-9 in English Language|
|Psychology||Biology A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language|
|English Literature||Grade 6-9 in English Language and Literature|
|History||History A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language & Literature|
|Geography||Geography A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language & Literature|
|Religious Studies||Religious Studies A*-B + Grade 6-9 in English Language & Literature|
Applications open 2nd January 2017
Applications close 10th February 2017
Final offers made 31st May 2017
Summer induction TBC
Enrolment 24th August 2017
Term starts 4th September 2017