Students sitting on chairsStudents who are not currently on roll at The Nobel School and who wish to apply for a place at the Nobel Sixth Form should complete the initial application form and return it to us.

All internal and external applicants will have a transition meeting in the spring term of their Year 11 to discuss their chosen programmes of study and any future plans for higher education and work. Should you wish to discuss anything in more detail please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office for The Nobel School Sixth Form via sixthform@nobel.herts.sch.uk

The Nobel Sixth Form Admissions Policy

The following information outlines our procedure for applications and admissions to The Nobel Sixth Form. Please read the information carefully.

1. Admissions criteria

  • The following criteria apply to all students intending to study Post-16 courses:
  • The minimum entry requirement for The Nobel Sixth Form is an Average Points Score of 36 from your 6 best subjects. You must also gain at least a Grade 4 in your English Language GCSE.
  • Applications will be processed in order of arrival
  • Provisional places will be dependent on a successful interview and suitable reference from your current school.
  • Places will not be confirmed until GCSE results are published.

2. Age Limits

Students may only undertake a programme of study at The Nobel Sixth Form if they are under 19 years of age on 1 September for the ensuing academic year. This means that students may start either Year 12, 13 or 14, but may not continue the course or start a subsequent year if they will then be 19 years of age on 1 September of the next academic year.

The Nobel Sixth Form is unable to admit external students if they are Year 14 students or have completed two years of Sixth Form education at another institution.

3. Eligibility Criteria

Currently, students can be admitted into The Nobel Sixth Form if:

  • They are British Citizens and / or EU nationals.
  • If they have ‘Exception’ or ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ in this country;
  • If they have refugee status;
  • If their residency is a condition of their parent/s legal employment status in this country
  • The Nobel Sixth Form reserves the right to change the above criteria, subject to changes in the regulations, regarding nationality, residency status and eligibility for study in UK school sixth forms that apply at the time.
  • Students who are classified as ‘Overseas Learners’ or who have ‘Student Visas’ cannot be admitted to the Sixth Form for funding reasons.
  • The Nobel Sixth Form is unable to accept students on a fee-paying basis.

4. External Students

All of the criteria detailed above apply to all students.

All external students will be made an offer of a place in at The Nobel Sixth Form on the basis of a satisfactory reference from their previous academic institution and following a discussion about their suitability with a member of The Nobel Sixth Form management team.

5. Offers of places at The Nobel Sixth Form

An offer of a place at The Nobel Sixth Form is not a guarantee that a student will be admitted into The Nobel Sixth Form or that courses that were discussed at interview or indicated on a student’s application form will be available. An offer is subject to:

  • a satisfactory reference being provided by the student’s previous school or college;
  • that the student’s behaviour does not subsequently seriously contravene their school’s behaviour policy
  • a successful interview with a member of The Nobel Sixth Form management team
  • students achieving the appropriate grades in GCSE examinations to be eligible to study the courses indicated on their application form and agreed at interview;
  • successful completion of the ‘Induction Period’ (section 7);
  • the availability of places on appropriate courses at the time that a student enrols.

6. Waiting List criteria and operation

Applications placed on the Waiting List will be date stamped and, as far as possible, dealt with in date priority during summer enrolment. Students whose applications are placed on the Waiting List will be informed of the dates of the summer enrolment by letter on receipt of their application.

7. Induction Period

Students entering the Sixth Form must successfully complete an induction period of the first half term. This is to ensure that students are on suitable courses and that their approach suggests that they will be successful.

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