Apply to our Sixth Form

Applications for Year 12 September 2022

Thank you for your interest in our sixth form.  This page contains important information to help you with your application.  Please start by clicking on the link below to view our prospectus that provides some important general information about our school including the importance of being a faith community and details of our scholarship programme.

Sixth Form Prospectus

Please click here for further details about our admissions procedures.

Below, you can view the subject option blocks and entry requirements for our courses next year.  Most students study 3 courses although in a small number of cases, some students may study 2 or 4.  It is only possible to study 1 course from each option block (A,B,C and D) as the subjects in each block are timetabled together.  Please look at the option blocks and entry criteria carefully before completing an online application.  Whilst it is possible to change options later, it is sensible to take time to carefully consider your choices now.

At the bottom of this page, you will find links to short presentations about some of the courses that may further assist you in making your decision.

Once you have reviewed all of the information, please click on the appropriate link below to complete a short online application form.  Please note, we will not respond to your application immediately but will review all applications during February 2022.  The deadline to submit an online application is Monday 31st January 2022.

Click Here to apply if you DO NOT currently attend The Ursuline Academy Ilford.

Click Here to apply if you DO currently attend The Ursuline Academy Ilford.

Option Blocks for September 2022 entry:

Block A Block B Block C Block D
A Level Biology A Level Physics A Level Mathematics A Level Chemistry
L3 Applied Biology L3 Health and Social Care L3 Business Studies L3 Applied Psychology
A Level Sociology A Level Psychology A Level English Literature A Level History
A Level Art A Level Government and Politics A Level Geography A Level RS (Philosophy & Ethics)
A Level Economics A Level Further Mathematics A Level Mathematics

Entry Criteria for sixth form courses

Please note: It is important that students study courses that are appropriate for their ability and provide the best chance of success and progression.  The entry criteria below show the expected achievement at GCSE to embark on our sixth form courses.  Where students narrowly miss part of the criteria to study certain courses, we will assess their application on an holistic basis to make a final decision.

Course Minimum GCSE English Grade (Language or Literature) Minimum GCSE Mathematics Grade Other Specific Requirements
A Level English Literature 6 4 6 in English Language and Literature
A Level Mathematics 4 7
A Level Further Mathematics 4 8
A Level Biology 5 6 7 in GCSE Biology or Double Science.
A Level Chemistry 5 7 7 in GCSE Chemistry or Double Science.
A Level Physics 5 7 7 in GCSE Physics or Double Science.
A Level History 6 4 6 in GCSE History
A Level Geography 6 4 6 in GCSE Geography
A Level Economics 6 6
A Level Art 5 4 6 in GCSE Art
A Level Sociology 5 4
A Level RS Philosophy & Ethics 5 4 5 in GCSE RE
A Level Government and Politics 5 4
A Level Psychology 6 6 5 in two GCSE Science Subjects
L3 (BTEC) Applied Psychology 4 4 4 in two GCSE Science Subjects
L3 (BTEC) Health and Social Care 4 4
L3 (BTEC) Applied Human Biology 4 4 4 in two GCSE Science Subjects
L3 (OCR) Business Studies 4 4

Information for Applicants

A Level Art

A Level Biology

A Level Chemistry

A Level English Literature

A Level Geography

A Level Government and Politics

A Level Mathematics

A Level Physics

A Level Psychology

A Level RS (Philosophy & Ethics)

BTEC Applied Human Biology

BTEC Applied Psychology

OCR Level 3 Business Studies