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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 Mrs Samantha Anderson who is responsible for the Sixth Form will help the decision making process. The deadline for admissions was the 31st January for the current academic year.

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:


Level 3 Pathway Courses:

  • A minimum of 5 subjects including English and Maths at level 4 or above or equivalent, plus any other grades required for specific subjects.

Course entry requirements are outlined in our Sixth Form prospectus.


Level 3 Gateway Courses:

For those students who have not achieved a level 4 or above in English and/or Maths

  • A minimum of 5 subjects at level 4 or above, but which may include English and Maths at level 3 or above, plus any other grades required for specific subjects.

Course entry requirements are outlined in our Sixth Form prospectus.

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

There are a total of 100 places available in Year 12. This is inclusive of up to a maximum of 20 places for those on the Gateway course. If applications exceed these numbers over subscription criteria will apply.

The following criteria will be applied to determine those students  that will be offered places in the Sixth Form:

  1. SEN students who meet the academic criteria, whose statement names the school as the most appropriate provision and where the school can meet need
  2. Children in public care, including children who have previously been in public care but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.
  3. Children with a sibling**, see additional information, at the Academy at the time of transfer to the Sixth Form and who meet the Sixth Form entry requirement.
  4. Distance between permanent address***, see additional information,  and the Academy as measured in a straight line from the child’s home to the Main Entrance of the Academy site (Proof of residence may be requested ****, see additional information)

In the event of a tie-break situation i.e. two addresses are exactly the same distance from the Academy; a place will be awarded on a random allocation basis.

There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful Post 16 applicants.

**Definition of sibling link:

  • A brother or sister sharing the same parents
  • A half-brother or half-sister, where two children share one common parent
  • A step-brother or step-sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage or partnership.  The partners must have co-habited in a permanent exclusive relationship (as if they were husband and wife or civil partners) for a minimum of 3 years;
  • Adopted children

A brother or sister must be living at the SAME address when the application is made.

***Permanent Address

The place of residence where the student sleeps the majority of the time.

****Proof of Residence:

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 Academy reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence to support your claim to residence.  The Academy 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.