Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria & Entry Grades

St John Bosco College Sixth Form offer two academic pathways, Level 3 and Level 2, to ensure that our curriculum caters for the needs of all students with different abilities and aspirations.    

Level 3

The minimum academic entry requirement for September 2023 is six GCSEs at grades 4-9 (including English and Maths, preferably at grade 5). Additionally, you must meet the entry requirements for your chosen courses, in the current year of enrolment as outlined in the prospectus.  

Level 2

Students who are enrolled on Level 2 courses will be required to choose a selection of subjects from the level 2 curriculum that will lead to a natural transition to Level 3 courses or apprenticeship options.  

Students with a Grade 3 or 4 in English and/or Maths will be required to retake the subjects to achieve a Grade 4/5 respectively.

Students with a Grade 2 or below in English and/or Maths will be enrolled on a functional skills course.  

The Level 2 curriculum is delivered over five days - a four-day academic timetable and one day work experience where each student will participate in the bridging programme to support with developing employability skills and working within the local community.


All places offered are subject to the following post-acceptance conditions: 

  • The applicant must provide documentary proof of having in fact met the minimum and course specific entrance requirements. 
  • The applicant must produce photographic ID as well as proof of their address in the form of a copy of their parent/carer’s current council tax bill. 
  • The applicant and parent/carer must sign and date the school and sixth form agreement.

Any applicant who is unable to satisfy these conditions, will not be admitted to the school.