Sixth Form Admissions 

Open Events for Year 12 2020 entry have taken place.

Key Dates

Tuesday 15th October 2019 

Open Event 5.30pm - 8.00pm

BCCS, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

Thursday 7th November 2019

Open Event 5.30pm - 8.00pm

BCCS, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

By 12pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Closing date for applications. Confirmation emails have been sent to all on-time applicants. If you are yet to receive an email please check your junk/spam folder before getting in touch.

February/March 2020 

Informal discussions with BCCS year 11 students

Wednesday 18th March and 

Thursday 19th March 2020

Discussion evenings - cancelled.

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and as we seek ways to give staff time to plan and prepare for all eventualities, we are cancelling or postponing any non-essential trips and events.

Once there is more clarity as to the ability of schools to operate in this landscape, we will endeavour to reschedule these evenings. 

From week commencing 23rd March 2020 

Conditional offers have been sent to all applicants via email which includes existing Year 11 students at BCCS and external applicants. Please check your junk/spam folder for emails. If you haven't received anything do get in touch. 

Monday 29th June 2020

Taster Day - if circumstances allow this is likely to be rescheduled for August.

End of July 2020

GCSE grades released based on DfE guidance.

Friday 4th September 2020

Induction Day for Year 12 - there is an expectation that all students starting in the 6th Form attend this day.

Process of application

  • Please read the BCCS Post 16 admission arrangements 2020/21, available to view below, before completing an application.
  • Please refer to the specific entry requirements for individual subjects we offer before choosing your subject combinations; http://bccs.bristol.sch.uk/sixth-form/academic-excellence/
  • To be eligible to enter the sixth form, both internal and external students will be expected to have met the minimum academic entry requirements. We will be looking for GCSE grades 6, 6, 5, 5, 5 and a 4 in English Language or Literature.
  • For most subjects students are required to have a minimum grade 6 in any subject they wish to pursue at A level. A grade 7 is recommended if you wish to study Maths. Please check the individual specification for each subject.
  • Students wishing to study science subjects must have at least a 6, 6 across Core and Additional Science.
  • Further Maths requires a grade 7 at GCSE, however, a grade 8/9 is recommended.
  • Music Technology may be offered subject to demand.
  • Spanish A Level is offered as an on-line A Level with Pearson and not timetabled.
  • Students may choose up to 4 A Level subjects, but only one subject from a block.
  • Whilst every effort is made, admission to BCCS does not guarantee entry to the courses as offered in the prospectus. Entry to courses is subject to sufficient student numbers, relevant staffing and the availability of specialist accommodation that is cost effective.
  • Changes to courses following discussion with students will only be permitted if there is room in the intended class and that altering the course does not involve unreasonable disruption to the learning experiences of other students.
  • If a course is unable to run, due to insufficient numbers, BCCS will contact students concerned in the first instance.
  • Games for year 12 students is timetabled for period 4 and 5 on Wednesday afternoons.

Subject Choices

Please click here to view the subject blocks for 2020 entry.

Application Form

The closing date to make an on-time application was 12pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020.  Please note we have received a very high volume of on-time applications this year. Applications received after those received on-time will be considered after GCSE results day in August and we cannot guarantee a place will be available in September. If you would like to make a late application please complete the form below:

Late 6th Form Application 2020

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021/22

Cathedral Schools Trust is the admission authority for BCCS who have determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2021.

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2021/22 can be viewed here

Determined Admission Arrangements 2020/21

Cathedral Schools Trust is the admission authority for BCCS who have determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2020.

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2020/21 can be viewed here

Determined Admission Arrangements 2019/20

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2019/20 can be viewed here

For further information:

For all 6th Form admission queries please contact post16admissions@bristolcathedral.org.uk