Sixth Form Admissions

Criteria for admission into Coleraine Grammar School in Sixth Form

  • All pupils should be the correct age for admission into a given year group unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • All applications should be put in writing.
  • The school will not, as a result of offering a place, exceed the school’s enrolment number as agreed with the Department of Education.
  • Applicants may be admitted to a particular year group provided that
    • Sixth Form: places are available in the subjects which the applicant wishes to study.
  • Admission into Year14 (or during Year 13) will be highly dependent on AS/A2 courses which the pupil has already studied matching with those available in Coleraine Grammar School.


Criteria for Admission to Sixth Form at Year 13

In the following criteria “GCSE” means full course GCSE. In addition to the general requirements, applicants for places in Year 13 must have;

  • A minimum of a Grade C in both GCSE Mathematics AND in GCSE English / GCSE English Language.
  • A minimum of 7 GCSE passes at grade C or better, including a minimum of 3 GCSE Grade B passes, amounting to 10 points.   GCSE A*/A = 3 points B= 2 points C* = 1.5 points C = 1 point
  • A maximum of one BTec Level 2 qualification with at least a Merit may be substituted for a GCSE Grade B pass
  • Occupational Studies qualifications are not acceptable for entry to Sixth Form.
  • In general applicants should have achieved at least a Grade B at GCSE in the subjects which they intend to study at AS/A2 level. Please refer to the Sixth Form Booklet for subject specific criteria which may include a requirement for GCSE Grade A.
  • A good record of attendance, punctuality and behaviour.
  • Where the performance at GCSE has been affected by sustained illness or other verifiable reason, pupil applications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • The admission of applicants to Year 13 will not cause the Department of Education’s guidelines on the maximum numbers of pupils in practical classes to be exceeded or in any other way compromise the school’s resources or ability to deliver the curriculum.
  • Following the allocation of Year 13 places to Coleraine Grammar School pupils from pupils presently enrolled in CGS; applications will be considered from pupils from other schools in line with the criteria above and Department of Education criteria.
    External applicants to Coleraine Grammar School must also present:
    • School previous school reports for Y11 and Y12
    • Printouts of external GCSE results
  • All pupils admitted to Sixth Form must sign a Code of Conduct to abide by the School’s expected standards of conduct, uniform, attendance and commitment to academic study.