YEAR 7 ADMISSIONS
The Admissions and application procedure for Year 7 Admissions for 2013 entry is now closed. Details of the Year 7 Open Evening in July 2013 will be detailed on our website during Spring Term 2013.
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- At the time of preparation, the Governors of The Liverpool Blue Coat School believe that all the information given below is both accurate and relevant. This information is based upon procedures and patterns currently in use, but it should not be assumed by any person that there will be no change affecting the relevant arrangements detailed here, in subsequent years.
- The Liverpool Blue Coat School is a Non Denominational Selective Secondary School with academy status. It is a four form entry school which admits 120 students normally aged 11+ (4x30) into the four Year 7 Forms each September irrespective of gender.
- According to the School's Articles of Government, the arrangements for the admission of students to the School shall be determined by the Governing Body in line with relevant legislation.
- The Liverpool Blue Coat School participates in the Liverpool Local Authority Equal Preference co-ordinated admission arrangements and therefore it is necessary for applicants to complete both a Liverpool Local Authority (LA) preference form and a School application form.
- Applications for admission to the school are invited from parents whose children will be in the final year of their Primary School Education (Year 6) prior to secondary transfer. Such parents are welcome to attend the School's Open Evening in the July preceding their child's entry into their final year in the Primary School.
- Parents can download the Application Form from the day following the Open Day or collect from the School Office. The Application Form must be completed and returned directly to the School by Friday 14 September 2012 at 4.00pm
- Parents must also place The Blue Coat School as a preference on the preference form/common application form issued by their Home Education Authority. This preference form must be returned to the Home Education Authority (by 31st October 2012)
- The Liverpool Blue Coat School will only support changes to the preference form if there has been a material change to circumstances e.g a medical condition. However, all requests will be considered by the Admissions Committee which must be submitted fourteen clear days prior to the published national offer date.
- The 120 places will be filled by those students who achieve the highest aggregate score in the entrance tests, and who additionally meet their Home Education Authority's preference criteria.
- Entrance tests will consist of a Mathematics Test, English Test and a Non-Verbal Reasoning Test.
- Should there be a tie for last place(s) available the mark scored on the Non-Verbal Reasoning test will determine the result. If still a tie the English mark will be the tie breaker. However, should there be a student in the care of the Local Authority involved in the original tie this student will take overall preference.
- The School will endeavour to ensure that parents are informed of the outcome of the entrance test before the final submission date for the preference forms (31st October 2012)
- The Governors will publish to the Local Authority the results of the admission procedure. The offer of a place at The Liverpool Blue Coat School will come from the Local Authority, who will make the offer on behalf of the Governing Body.
- For any In-Year vacancies or transfers, parents must contact Liverpool Local Authority Admissions for further information (Telephone Number: 0151 233 3006)
- If a vacancy arises at any time during the academic year in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 then all students who are on the waiting list for the year group of the vacancy, will be invited to sit tests in English and Mathematics. The highest performing student will be offered the place.
- Admission into Year 12 comprises students who wish to embark upon GCE AS and A2 level courses. The school will admit 80 external candidates into Year 12. Admission is made with reference to GCSE points and a demonstration of an aptitude for further academic study appropriate to the needs of the student. The minimum entry requirement is 30 points (for the purpose of points A*=8, A=7, B=6, C=5) gained in five appropriate and relevant subjects at GCSE. In the event of over-subscription the decision will be based upon the grades achieved in the appropriate and relevant subjects. A or B grades are normally required for the subjects chosen for AS level study.
- Students who have not studied GCSE courses will be considered on an individual basis.
- Progression from Year 12 to Year 13 is dependent on the student achieving a minimum of 3 Grade Ds at AS level.
- External Admissions into Year 13 are occasionally considered and will be based upon academic performance at AS level.