How to Apply

The admission round for entry in September 2021 is now open. The closing date for applications is the 1st September 2021.

 Entry Requirements 

Our core entry requirements are six or more GCSEs at grade 5 or above, and at least a 5 in English and mathematics. 

You will also need to achieve at least a grade 5 in the subjects you wish to study at A-level. If you are new to a subject we will consider achievement in the GCSE that most closely corresponds.

Interviews are an important part of our application process. They give us the opportunity to explore your strengths and interests and provide advice and guidance. Interviews will be taking place online this year.

We will apply some flexibility where you can demonstrate aptitude and enthusiasm for your chosen subjects, yet may not fully match our base entry requirements.

We expect our students to study at least three A-levels and will support you to achieve the highest grades.

Jane Austen College and Sir Isaac Newton

Entry requirements and blocking (September 2020)


Specific entry requirements


Grade 5+ on musical instrument and grade 5 theory. Grade 5+ in GCSE music if taken.

Music technology



Grade 5+ in an art and design subject, including fine art, graphics, textiles, photography, 3D design. 


Grade 5+ in an art and design subject, including fine art, graphics, textiles, photography, 3D design or Distinction in creative i-media.


Grade 5+ in English and history.


Grade 5+ in English and humanities (history or geography).


Grade 5+ in English and humanities (history or geography).


Grade 5+ in English and humanities (history or geography).


Grade 5+ in English and humanities (history or geography).


Grade 5+ in history and English.


Grade 5+ in geography, English and maths.


Preferably grade 5+ in drama. Grade 5+ in English Literature. Experience acting.

English Language

Grade 5+ in English Language and English Literature.

English Literature

Grade 5+ in  English Literature and English Language.


Grade 5+ in French.


Grade 5+ in German.


Grade 5+ in Spanish.


Grade 5+ in English, humanities (history or geography), maths and science (biology if triple).

Further Maths

Grade 8+ in maths and be taking A-level maths.


Grade 6+ in maths and must be taking A-level maths.

Computer Science

Grade 6+ in maths.


Grade 6+ in maths.


Grade 5+ in the subject at GCSE on the higher tier paper or 5+ on higher tier trilogy. 

Environmental Science

Grade 5+ higher tier biology and chemistry or grade 5+ higher tier trilogy. 

How to Apply

Choosing a sixth form is a very important decision. We want to make that decision as easy as possible and support you every step of the way.

It’s easy to apply for a place at Jane Austen College. You can either apply directly via our website or through

If you have any questions at all about the college, or the application process, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.


You and your child have the right to appeal if your child has been refused a place at Jane Austen College.

If your child was refused admission because they didn’t meet the entry requirements as specified above, the panel will only uphold the appeal if it considers that the decision was unreasonable based on the information available. For example, if there are specific reasons or special circumstances that meant your child was not able to get the required GCSEs at the relevant grades.

Please complete and return an attached appeal form with the reasons for the appeal. Once the form is received an appeal hearing will be held within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals, or within 30 school days for an in-year admission application.

16 to 19 Bursary Fund 

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

  • studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university

  • on a training course, including unpaid work experience

Bursary money can be used to pay for things like:

  • clothing, books and other equipment for your course

  • transport and lunch on days you study or train

Please contact us for further information on the bursary criteria and how to apply. 


Jane Austen College 2021-22 admission policy was determined by the Inspiration Trust Board on the 14th February 2020.

There are currently no consultations open for Jane Austen College.