How to Apply

The admission round for entry in September 2022 is open.

Apply to join our sixth form

Entry Requirements 

Our core entry requirements are six or more GCSEs at grade 5+ including maths, English literature and English language. 

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.

Subject

Specific entry requirements

Art Grade 5+ in an art and design subject, including fine art, graphics, textiles, photography, 3D design
Biology Higher tier GCSE biology grade 5 or higher tier combined (trilogy) science grades 5,5
Chemistry Higher tier GCSE chemistry grade 5 or higher tier combined (trilogy) science grades 5,5
Classics GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language and history
Computer Science GCSE 6+ mathematics
Core Maths No subject-specific entry requirements
Drama Preferably grade 5+ in drama. Grade 5+ in English Literature. Experience of acting
Environmental Science Higher tier GCSE biology/chemistry grade 5 or higher tier combined (trilogy) science grades 5,5.
English Language GCSE 5+ in both English literature and English language
English Literature GCSE 5+ in both English literature and English language
Further Maths GCSE 8+ mathematics
Must also choose to study A-level maths
French GCSE 5+ in French
Geography GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language, geography and maths
German GCSE 5+ in German
Graphics Grade 5+ in an art and design subject, including fine art, graphics, textiles, photography, 3D design or Distinction in creative i-media
History GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language and history
Law GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language and a humanity (either history or geography)
Maths Grade 6+ in maths
Music Grade 5+ on musical instrument and Grade 5 theory. Grade 5+ in GCSE music if taken
Music technology None.
Philosophy GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language and a humanity (either history or geography)
Physics Higher tier GCSE physics level 5 or higher tier combined (trilogy) science grades 5,5.
GCSE 6+ mathematics
Must also choose to study A-level maths
Politics GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language and a humanity (either history or geography)
Psychology GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language and Biology (or combined science) plus one of either Psychology, History, Geography.
Sociology GCSE 5+ in English literature, English language and a humanity (either history or geography)

Statistics

Higher tier GCSE 5+ in maths

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 apply directly via our dedicated website. 

Apply to join our sixth form

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.

Appeals 

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

Successful applicants will be sent our bursary policy and application following enrolment.

Consultations 

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.