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Sixth Form Admissions

Applications are welcome from both Finham Park 2 and external students.

Age of students
Students enter the Sixth Form in Year 12 in the September after they reach the age of sixteen and leave at the end of Year 13, apart from exceptional circumstances.

Pupil Admissions Number (PAN)
Finham Park 2 Sixth Form has a capacity of 200 students split into two year groups: 100 in year 12 and 100 in year 13. The admission number for eligible external applicants (not from Finham Park2) in year 12 is 10. Additional external pupils will be admitted until year 12 meets its capacity of 100 students with the necessary entry requirements.

Application Deadlines
Applications for a place at Finham Park 2 Sixth Form for September 2020 must be received by 31st January 2020- 9am.

Applications can be made by the following means:

  1. Online at http://sixthform.finhampark2.co.uk/applications
  2. By completing an application form and posting to SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS, Finham Park 2 Sixth Form, Finham Park 2, Torrington Avenue, Coventry, CV4 9WT.

Internal students (from Finham Park 2) will need to fill in both a Student Passport and application to select their choices. All applications will be considered together at the same time and each application will be offered a guidance meeting to ensure they are pursuing the correct pathway.

Late applications
Students who apply after the deadline may still be considered if spaces still exist for the subjects they are applying for.

Entry Requirements
The admission requirements are exactly the same for both Year 11 Finham Park 2 students and external students:

  • A Levels
    • Students must have achieved a grade 5-9 in Maths and English plus three other GCSE subjects at grade 5-9.
    • In addition to these basic requirements, each subject has specific entrance requirements which need to be met to be enrolled onto the course.
    • Those students choosing to study 4 A Levels must have achieved the above with at least 5 GCSEs at grade 7, 8 or 9.
  • Vocational Qualifications- BTECs
    • Students achieving 4 grade 4 GCSEs including English and Mathematics will have access to a range of BTEC qualifications.
    • Please refer to the Sixth Form prospectus and website for specific subject entry requirements.
    • In addition to the above, students must be able to demonstrate good attitude to learning, behaviour and attendance as evidenced from school reports.

Student Guidance Meetings
All applicants will be invited to a guidance meeting to discuss their post-16 choices and enrichment opportunities. This meeting does not form part of the selection process, but is important to ensure students are following the correct programme of study for their needs. Attendance for students at these meetings is compulsory and parents are free to attend if they wish.

Finham Park 2 reserves the right to
withdraw courses that are undersubscribed and similarly to limit numbers for courses that are oversubscribed.

Oversubscription criteria
If the number of applications from students who have achieved the published entry requirements exceeds the PAN, the following oversubscription criteria will be applied in the following order:

  • Students who, at the time of admission, are in care of a local authority or are provided with accommodation by the authority (looked after children). Also children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted, or became subject to a residence order or a special guardianship order. A looked-after child is defined in Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
  • Students who live in or outside of the catchment area served by the school, who have a brother or sister attending the school in Years 7-10 provided that the brother or sister will continue to attend Finham Park 2 the following academic year.
  • Other students who live in the catchment area served by the school.
  • Students by reference by distance to the school. If it is not possible to meet all of the requests in any one of the categories described above the school will prioritise the requests by reference to distance.

Responding to offers
All students must respond to offers by the deadline set in the offer letter. Failure to do so may mean that the offer is withdrawn and a place can be offered to another student. If oversubscription criteria have been applied and a student does not achieve the necessary entry requirements for a particular pathway, they must instead accept a place on an alternative pathway or the offer may be withdrawn.

Appeals
Appeals against the decision of Governors to refuse a place at the school must be made in writing to the Chair of Governors. Appeals will be heard by an independent appeal panel.

Chair of Governors, Finham Park 2, Torrington
Avenue, Coventry CV4 9WT

Alternatively contact the admissions team at the
school by emailing
admissions@finhampark2.co.uk The Sixth Form Admissions Policy is taken from the whole-school Admissions Policy and is not a separate policy in itself.

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