Joining the Sixth Form

Admissions Criteria: Are you on track to achieve excellent grades? Are you hardworking? Do you want to work with scholars and teachers who share a relentless commitment to excellence?

At Astrea Academy Sheffield, our Sixth Formers benefit by joining a community of likeminded scholars who are committed to excellence. With this in mind, we welcome applicants who work hard, are on track to secure high grades and are aiming to secure a place at top universities & destinations. In applying to us, you recognise that achieving excellence requires expert guidance and support. At Astrea, our admissions process will support you to make wise subject choices that will open doors to exciting degree programmes and brilliant careers.

Admission to Astrea Academy Sheffield Sixth Form involves:

  • Submitting an online application form through Sheffield Progress
  • Having two short meetings with the Head of Sixth Form about your academic interests and goals
  • Achieving the required grades

Minimum entry requirements: Scholars must:

  • Achieve 5 grade 5s or above including English Lang & Mathematics
  • Meet subject specific GCSE entry requirements as outlined below

 

 

Subject

English Lang

Maths

Relevant Subject

Notes/Other Requirements

Stem

Mathematics

5

7

 

 

Physics

6

7

7 or above in Physics or combined

 

Chemistry

6

6

7 or above in Chemistry  or combined

 

Biology

6

6

7 or above in Biology  or combined

 

Computer science

6

6

 

 

Hums & arts

English Literature

6

5

6 or above in English Literature

 

History

6

5

6 or above in History/Classics

 

Geography

6

5

6 or above in Geography/Geology

 

Spanish

5

5

6 or above in Spanish

 

Social science

Psychology

6

6

 

6  or above in Biology/ or combined

Sociology

6

5

 

 

Economics

6

6

 

 

Other

EPQ

 

 

 

 

 

Applying to Astrea Academy Sheffield

  • Applicants from Schools in Sheffield should use Sheffield Progress. Scholars in Sheffield schools will be guided on how to do this by their current school.
  • If you attend a private school, or live outside of Sheffield, then use the self-registration guide to UCAS progress on our website.

                                                                           Key Dates

3rd November & 8th December 2022: Open Events

4th November 2022: Sixth Form Applications open

13th January 2023: Sixth Form Application deadline *

January 2023: First meeting with Head of Sixth Form to discuss subject choices

February 2023:  Conditional offers shared with scholars

March 2023: Second meeting with Head of Sixth Form to finalise subject choices

3rd – 5th July 2023: Sixth Form transition days

24th August 2023: Enrolment day 

*Late applications will be considered

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