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Sixth Form Admission Arrangements

Entry to the Sixth Form will depend on a number of factors including performance in GCSEs and equivalent examinations. Our expectations are that all Sixth Form students take their studies seriously, work hard and make the most of the expertise and commitment of staff. Every Sixth Form student will need to provide commitment to their own future and be fully focused on achieving the best they can. All students will be expected to follow the Sixth Form Code of Conduct and Appearance.

All students wishing to find out more about the Sixth Form should contact the Academy directly for an appointment to discuss their individual needs or complete the application form on the website.

As an expanding Sixth Form our courses are changing and a personal discussion with the Sixth Form Team who are responsible for the Sixth Form will help the decision-making process. The deadline for admissions is Friday 11th February 2022 for the September 22 Intake.

To download the Sixth Form Application Form please click the link on the right hand menu.

The entry requirements for external students will be the same as for continuing students. All students must complete a Corby Business Academy application form.

There are two areas within the Sixth Form for students to apply for:

The Pathway Courses:
To participate in The Level 3 Pathway students must achieve:

  •  a total GCSE/Level 2 points entry (best 8 subject grades) of 40 points*
  • a grade 5 in Maths and English Language or Literature
  • each subject specific entry requirement*


The Gateway Courses:
To participate in The Level 3 Pathway students must achieve:

  • a total GCSE/Level 2 points entry (best 8 subject grades) of 32 points*
  • a grade 3 in Maths and English Language or Literature
  • each subject specific entry requirement*

Students will be expected to retake GCSE Maths and/or English as part of this course.

NB. The maximum intake to The Gateway Course is 25 students

*Course entry requirements and points allocation are outlined in our Sixth Form Prospectus.

The Academy offers 25 places to students external to the Academy. Where there are more applications than places, the following oversubscription criteria will be applied:

Following the admission of children/young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that name the Academy and if external applications exceed the PAN, oversubscription criteria will be applied:

a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children.*

b) Children with a sibling link.**

c) Distance between home address and the Academy as measured in a straight line from the child’s home to the Main Entrance of the School site.***

In the event of a tie (i.e. two addresses are exactly the same distance from the Academy) a place will be awarded on a random allocation basis. This will be subject to independent verification.

The Academy operates a waiting list for Year 12 entry for the first academic year of admission. If a place is available in Year 12 then it will be filled by a place on the waiting list subject to the conditions set out in the policy for entry to Year 12. Parents/carers must notify the Academy if they wish their child to be on the waiting list.

Parents/carers have the right to appeal an admission decision by the Academy. All appeals are heard by the Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Appeals Code (2012).

Definitions

*Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
   • A Looked After Child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see section 22(1) Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.
  • A previously Looked After Child is a child who was looked after but ceased to be so because the child was adopted (under the Adoption Act 1976 or Adoption and Childrens Act 2002) or become the subject of a child arrangements order (section 8 Children Act 1989) or a special guardianship order (section 14A Children Act 1989).
   • A previously Looked After Child is a child who appears to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted. Evidence from the relevant social services department may be requested to determine eligibility under this criterion.

** Sibling link
A sibling link will arise where one of the conditions in each of A and B are satisfied.

Condition A:
   • A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents;
   • A half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent;
   • A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage;
   • Adopted or fostered children living in the same household.

Condition B:
For the sibling link to apply, one of the siblings must be a registered pupil at the named Academy at the time of application and is expected to remain on roll at the point of admission.

Additional Sibling Link Information:
Although the definition of “Sibling” does not specify whether the Sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that for admissions to the primary or secondary phases of education, the sibling link will only be valid where the older sibling is on roll at the academy at the time of application and is expected to be still on roll at the time of admission. For post-16 applicants only, the sibling link can arise where there is an older or younger sibling at the named Academy at the point of application and expected to be on roll at the point of admission.

***Home address

Where a child lives or their “home address” will be determined at the time of application. The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent/carer. If a child lives with their separated parents for different parts of the week, the Trust will treat their home address as the place the child sleeps for the majority of the school week. If the child spends equal periods at the two addresses, the parents must agree to nominate one address to be taken as the home address. Documentary evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required together with proof of actual permanent residence at the property concerned. Places cannot be allocated on the basis of intended future changes of address unless house moves have been confirmed through the exchange of contracts or the signing of a formal lease agreement. The Trust reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence to support your claim to residence. The Trust will withdraw any place allocated if the address is found to be false.

Corby Business Academy students supported in their learning by placement within the Academy’s Designated Special provision may continue into the Sixth Form where the Academy is able to meet their needs. For further information on how to apply, click here.