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Joining the Sixth Form

Please click here for our Application Form for 2024

We pride ourselves on our individual support of students so that they can make the best possible use of their time in the Sixth Form, and use this as a springboard to ever greater success in the future.

We offer a variety of courses such as A-Levels in Art, Biology, English Literature, Geography, Film Studies, History and Maths. BTEC qualifications in Forensic Science, Performing Arts (Dance & Drama), Sport and Travel and Tourism. We also offer a Personal Finance qualification and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

We welcome any students who meet our subject entry requirements. If you wish to join our Sixth Form and are an external candidate, please use the attached documents to apply.


When students join the Sixth Form it is important that they are aware of what is expected of them.

Sixth Form Students will need to agree and sign to meeting the following expectations when they start in September:

  1. Students are to attend all lessons and registrations on all sites punctually, including private study lessons. Students’ attendance must be above 94%. Students may be asked to attend school on a Friday ‘Home Study day’ to make up any time they have missed.
  2. Students must take responsibility for their own learning, complete all homework/classwork that is set and use private study time in school effectively. Students will also ensure they catch up on any work missed through absence and failure to do so may result in students being asked to attend school on a Friday ‘Home Study day’ to catch up with work. 
  3. Students must know that they are a role model for other students and will comply fully with the Sixth Form Dress Code, wear their Sixth Form ID badge at all times and demonstrate courtesy and respect towards others at all times.
  4. Students will take a positive and active role in the Sixth Form, including attending all form times on both school sites, PSHE and PE sessions and contributing to the school through volunteering and attending school events in the evening.
  5. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is respectful towards others. This includes being quiet during study periods in the study area, LRC and other areas of the school. Students are also required to use the school’s IT system and Wi-Fi appropriately and communicate with staff via school email.
  6. Students are expected to sign in and out of school at break and lunchtime only if they wish to go offsite. This is a privilege and will be taken away from students should they not meet expectations.

Dress Code

Sixth Form students are expected to set an example to the rest of the school through their high standard of business-like dress and the way they present themselves.

Parents and students choosing to attend Astley Cooper Sixth Form do so in the full knowledge of what our dress code requires of students.

Formal business wear

  • Dress, skirt or tailored trousers
  • Blouse or shirt with collar and tie
  • Tailored Jacket
  • Smart Jumper or Cardigan
  • Smart business shoes

Shirts should be tucked inside trousers or skirts

No strappy vest tops, tops that show midriffs, low-cut or see through tops allowed. Floaty or beach style dresses are not allowed.

If a skirt or dress is worn, it must be of a respectable length, no more than 10cm above the knee. Skirts that ride up due to over stretch material are not acceptable.

Outdoor clothing (hats, scarves, gloves, coats, hoodies) are not allowed to be worn inside the school building

Jeans, leggings, sweatshirts or T-shirts are not allowed

Make up and jewellery should be kept to a minimum to follow the whole school policy. Only one small piercing on each ear. No other piercings are allowed. Hair must be a natural colour, may not be extreme in style, and should not be shorter than a number 2 cut

Shoes must be smart, no exaggerated heels, trainers, canvas shoes sandals or flip-flops. You should be able to wear these shoes to work or a place of business.

Any student who breaches the school dress code can expect to be sent home to change.

Sports Kit is necessary equipment for all core PE lessons. It is essential that the sports kit is appropriate and is only worn for PE, BTEC Sport and Dance practical lessons.