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Sixth Form

The Blue Coat School Sixth Form is the largest in the city, with 360 students studying in our Year 12 and Year 13.

We have great flexibility in our curriculum – there are 18 A level courses to choose from and it is rare that students aren’t able to study the combination they choose.

Internal Applicants

Our Year 11 Options Evening will take place on Thursday 16th November 2023.  Students will be sent a link to complete an online Options Form which is due for submission by Thursday 14th March 2024.    

External Applicants

The Blue Coat School admits 175 students into Year 12 to study GCE A level courses, with many of our Year 11 students continuing on to study A Levels at Blue Coat.  

There are 15-20 places available for external applicants. The number is dependent on the number of internal Y11 students progressing to Y12. As a result, our Sixth Form is heavily oversubscribed.   

Further information on how external applicants can complete an expression of interest, can be found here in December 2023.

Independent Appeals

Applicants are entitled to request an independent appeal panel hearing if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision made by The Blue Coat School.

Please contact Lisa Hayburn,, for further information and guidance about how the appeals process will work.  The arrangement for appeals will be in line with the School Admission Code published by the Department for Education.

Subject Course Information

You can also read more information about our Sixth Form here.