Matthew Arlnold School


Admission to Sixth Form

Applications for Sixth Form are welcomed from both internal and external students from the end of January before entry in September. There are different application systems for internal and external students 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 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 their GCSE results.  We advise students to take the subjects which best fit their APS. 

We expect our students to have a positive attitude to study, high attendance 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

The Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Thursday 18th January 2024 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with a talk from Miss Oakden, Head of Sixth Form, at 6.15pm in the Main Hall.  We look forward to welcoming you then.

General Information

Sixth Form Course Guide - 2023 - 2024

How To Work Out Your APS


  • Entry into Sixth Form Appeals Panel - please click here to complete the Google form.

(This is not the Sixth Form Application Form - this will be available at the end of January 2024)

Internal Students Applications

If you are in year 11 at Matthew Arnold you will receive an email from Mr Webster with a link to a Google Form to complete in January 2024.  Please contact Mr Webster at if you have any issues completing the Google Form.

External Students Applications

The Sixth Form On-Line Application Form which will be available at the end of January 2024.

Further Information

16-19  Bursary Fund Poster

16 - 19 Bursary Fund Information 2023/2024

16 - 19 Bursary Application Form 2023/2024

A Guide to A-Level Reforms

Non-Examination Assessment Policy

16-19 Catch Up funding

Quick Guide to the Extended ProjectRussell Group -