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  • Sustained high levels of attainment averaging nearly 30% A* to A over past five years and 60% A* to B
  • Courses offering a wide range of choice at A level and vocational subjects.
  • Average class sizes of 10-15
  • Outstanding facilities for teaching and study
  • Excellent guidance and individual support with a dedicated team of mentors
  • Extended project – students can gain an extra half A level by either completing a practical project with a word essay or a straight research essay and deliver a presentation on their area of research
  • HE+ Programme – students who are academically-able can participate in this initiative run by Cambridge University and can attend extension lessons throughout the year plus a residential in the spring
  • Enrichment programme offering a variety of activities to promote healthy lifestyles for 16-19 students which are tailored to meet the needs of the students
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Thursday 17 October and  prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit to attend.  There will be a presentation at 6.00pm in the Theatre followed by a schedule of subject presentations until 8.15pm.  Please contact Mr Hawksworth, Head of Sixth Form on 01531 631012 x370 or mark.hawksworth@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk.

Details of our Admissions Policy for Sixth Form can be found here: http://www.jmhs.hereford.sch.uk/sixth-form/about-us/admissions/

Application Form 2020

 

Entry Requirements

Our general Sixth Form entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at level 4-9. Specific subject requirements are illustrated in the table below. If a student has not studied a subject at GCSE, this does not preclude them from studying it at A level. Entry to vocational courses is considered on an individual basis. Further details about courses can be found in the subject guides below.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements to study in the Sixth Form will be considered on a student by student basis and a students’ attitude and willingness to work hard during Year 11 is a key factor. Discussions will be had with the relevant subject leaders with a final decision taken by the Head of Sixth Form.

Entry profile for specific subjects

Subject GCSE requirements
Biology and Chemistry Level 6
Physics Level 6 AND Level 6 in Maths

 

French and German Level 6

 

English Literature Level 6

 

Maths Level 7 (or a strong Level 6 and agreement of Head of subject)

AND pass the Algebra Test set by the Maths Department

Mathematical Studies Level 5 in Maths

 

Accounting Level 6 in Maths and 5 in English

 

Geography and History Level 6*
Psychology  

Level 5 in English and 5 in a Science subject

 

Business

 

Level 4 in Maths and English

Merit at GCSE if taken

Health and Social Care

 

Level 5 in English and a Science subject
ICT Merit

 

Art and Photography Level 5 in an Art subject if taken at GCSE

 

Music Level 6 * or the ability to play a musical instrument to a good standard (grade 6 and above), have experience of performing, and being able to read music easily.
Dance and Drama Level 4*

 

PE

 

Level 5*

 

Where this subject has not been studied at GCSE, students will be considered based on their overall academic profile

Accounting

Art & Design Fine Art

Art & Design Photography

Biology

Business

Chemistry

Computer Studies

Dance

Drama

English Literature

Geography

Health & Social Care

History

ICT Technicals

Maths and Further Maths

Mathematical Studies

Modern Foreign Languages

Music

Physical Education

Physics

Psychology