“You’re given loads of advice about finding a job or an apprenticeship.”

“I was impressed with the University Information evening and the help given throughout the UCAS application process. Students are supported every step of the way”

“Very supportive, whilst at the same time allowing and encouraging my son to mature into a responsible adult”

Below you will find the entry procedure for The Thomas Adams Sixth Form, outlined in stages as they occur throughout the student’s final school year.

September – Applications open You can apply to The Thomas Adams Sixth Form via our online application.

We recommend that you apply by mid-December as early applications will ensure a place on popular courses. Your application will be acknowledged and we then will ask students to attend a consultation appointment to ensure that good advice has been given about the suitability of their A Level choices in line with their career aims.


October – Open Day and Evening This is a great opportunity to talk to subject tutors, students and senior staff about what we have to offer at Sixth Form. Our Student Ambassadors will be available all day to give tours, answer questions and provide you with an insight into A Level study.


November – Taster Day Students are free to sign up for our Taster Day. This is an opportunity to try out up to five subjects, thus providing another opportunity to ask questions and make informed decisions. Taster Day forms will be available at our Open Evening and other recruitment events.

December – Applications deadline

December is the official deadline for applications for the following year, although applications will be considered at any time.


January to February – Main interview period

Interviews are held at Sixth Form or at the student’s current school. This informal consultation will help to fine-tune subject choices and to ensure that the programme of study chosen is the right path for the student. A conditional offer is usually made after the interview.



Our popular Applicant Visit Day allows students to experience and enjoy a typical day with their new fellow students. Timed to coincide with the end of the GCSE examinations, students will be given A level transition work for the summer. They will also get the chance to meet their subject teachers and the other students in the class.

August – GCSE results

Students should contact the Sixth Form to confirm their programme of study. There is a minimum entry requirement of 5 Grade 4 passes at GCSE for all candidates (internal and external).


August – Admission Day

A senior member of staff will be available to meet with targeted students to finalise their programme of study or advise on alternative post-16 options, should GCSE grades not be as anticipated. External applicants should ring on GCSE results day to make an appointment.


September – Sixth Form begins

The start of your A level and BTEC studies.

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill

01939 237000