Sixth Form Open Event

Welcome to our Sixth Form Open Event. Here you can find all of the information you will need to begin your journey through the Sixth Form at Tor Bridge High.

Our Prospectus

Application for internal students here

Application for external students here

Sixth Form - FAQs


If you are considering a place at Tor Bridge High for September 2022 please complete the application form on this link:

If you would like to know more about the courses on offer you can do so here:

Students will have the opportunity to apply for one of three main pathways at Tor Bridge High:


Pathway 1: A Level courses - Level 3 courses that provide students with the subject knowledge and entry level requirements to enter into university or higher level apprenticeships. Subject choices include English Language & Literature, History, Law, Sociology, Biology and Art to name a few!


Pathway 2: A Level 3 BTEC programme - this programme provides a more hands on learning experience but provides students with the entry requirements for university or higher level apprenticeships. Subjects include Business, Engineering, Art & Design, Sport and many more.

Pathway 3: A Pre-Apprenticeship Vocational option – this option is for students who wish to study more practical courses and subjects which provide them with the skills required to progress to apprenticeship courses. Subjects include Childcare, Beauty Therapy and Sport amongst others.

If you have chosen to study A level or BTEC courses from pathway 1 or 2 then your timetable will involve 30 minutes of tutorial each day, 5 hours per week of each subject plus an additional 6 hours per week of study time. See example


If you have chosen to study pathway 3- our vocational route, then your timetable will include 2 or 3 days per week at college, a day or two a week of work experience and the completion of Maths and English lessons on site at Tor Bridge High. You will also be required to complete wider enrichment experiences at Tor Bridge High. A possible timetable could look like this

A level courses require 5 grade 5s at GCSE, including Maths and English and usually a 6 at GCSE in the chosen subject

BTEC courses require 5 grade 4s at GCSE, including Maths and English and some subject areas have additional entry requirements.

Subject specific entry requirements can be viewed here:

For our vocational pre apprenticeship pathway, there are no specific entry requirements for level 1 and 2 courses, however a passion for the chosen course is required.

Please explore our website to find out more about our courses by clicking here don’t forget that there are also a range of resources available on our website for each subject area so that you can further explore your options.

Students can also request a careers guidance appointment with our careers advisor Ms Wright by speaking to their form tutors, school office or emailing

Once students have applied, each student will have a personalised sixth form interview where they can find out more about their courses.

Students who have chosen the vocational route will have the opportunity to visit our partnership colleges to find out more about the courses.

All students will be invited to an induction week in the summer term where they can try the sixth form courses that they are interested in.

This is really common so please do not worry- the most important thing to remember is that you must communicate this with a member of the sixth form team. You can visit us in the Cade office, phone us on 01752 207860 or email us at  

The choices that students make on their application form can be amended throughout the academic year and some students even choose to change their options once they have received their GCSE results or in September.

Throughout the student interview process we will identify individual student needs and put bespoke transition plans in place. We will liaise with each student’s previous school to build up a detailed picture regarding the pastoral support that is required.

Each student has a personalised timetable and personalised transition plan to help them to settle in to sixth form life. Students will have specialist tutors to guide them throughout their sixth form experience and our study time mentor will work with students to equip them with the study skills that are needed for success.

Students will also receive summer tasks to complete so that subject teachers and partner colleges can assess them to see if they require any further transition support.

Level 3 students will also complete suitability tests in September in each of their courses to assess their ability to successfully achieve in each subject area.

For those sixth form students who are free school meals, this entitlement remains throughout years 12 and 13.

Certain students are also eligible to apply for a post 16 bursary. The categories for eligibility are:

Category 1:      In Care / in receipt of Income Support or PIP/a disabled learner

Category 2:      In receipt of Free School Meals

Category 3:      Household income below £28,000

We have a range of extra curricula opportunities that are available for students. These include, but are not limited to:

Duke of Edinburgh (Gold award)

Extended Project

Engineering Education scheme

Young Enterprise

Community Commitment

Work Experience

Wider reading and discovery opportunities

Opportunities with employers and universities.


Please click here for our Enrichment videos

We work with a range of employers and universities to give you a strong understanding of the pathways that are available to you. We have strong links with our alumni who will work with students to provide an insight into a range of careers. Students have the opportunity to complete a range of taster sessions, summer schools and shadowing events with university students. Our sixth formers also complete work experience in their chosen fields.

We have time in our tutorial programme that is specifically used to deliver careers and next steps advice. We also have a dedicated careers advisor on site (Ms Wright) who supports students with their next steps.

Students will each have access to their dedicated Unifrog account to help them to explore options and make informed decisions about their future.

Please contact the sixth form team on 01752 207860 or