Matthew Arlnold School

Admission to Sixth Form

Applications for Sixth Form are welcomed from both internal and external students.  There are different application systems so please see below to find out further information.

In order to begin an A-Level programme, students will need to have at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics at a Level 4. To enable students to select the most appropriate subjects at A-Level we use a system based on their APS (average point score) from GCSE.  We advise students to take the subjects which best fit their APS. 

We expect our students to have a positive attitude to study and to meet the school’s expectations. In return, we will provide a stimulating, mature and friendly environment in which students can thrive and contribute to the life of the whole school.

Please contact Mrs Kinch, Sixth Form Administrator, with any enquiries.                     email:    Telephone via main Reception 01865 862 232

Students sitting at study table

Sixth Form Open Evening

Due to COVID the Sixth Form Open Evening will now take place through our "Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening Website" for External Students and all Parents.  The link will be live on the school website from 3.30pm on Tuesday 18th January 2022. 

General Information

Sixth Form Course Guide - 2022-2023

How To Work Out Your APSEntry into Sixth Form Appeals panel form - see here for the Google form. Please save the form and rename it before you complete it.

Internal Students Applications

Applications for all students will open in January 2022.

Applying for Sixth Form Online

Link to Online Application via SIMS


External Students Applications

Applications for all students will open on 18th January 2022.

Further Information

16-19  Bursary Fund Poster

16 - 19 Bursary Fund Information

16 - 19 Bursary Application Form 2020-21

A Guide to A-Level Reforms

Non-Examination Assessment Policy

16-19 Catch Up funding

Quick Guide to the Extended ProjectRussell Group -