Welcome to Post 16!

Post-16 is an exciting stage on your education; GCSEs are over, you have many choices and decisions ahead of you and more independence and flexibility than ever before in your education.

In partnership with President Kennedy School through the Futures Trust we are able to offer Post-16 Select, a wider range of A-Level subjects, ranging from traditional subjects such as English Literature, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Spanish, to popular and successful Humanities and Arts subjects including Sociology, Psychology and Art & Design.

Barr’s Hill School is a relatively small school with a relatively small Sixth Form. We can offer you a caring and supportive ethos and our dedicated staff who are committed to ensuring that all students achieve the highest possible standards.

As a young adult, Barr’s Hill Sixth Form will support and provide many opportunities as role models for our younger members of our School and the wider community.

Our Post 16 hub are made up of the following staff:

Lynsey Dixon – Director of Post-16 Select at Barr’s Hill

Rowena Butterworth – Progress Leader

Julie Barnes – Post-16 Clerk

Regardless of whether you are looking forward to further study at university, and apprenticeship or even GCSE resits, Barr’s Hill School has a programme of study to suit you. We offer a comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of all learners. Download our prospectus below for further details:

P16 SELECT Prospectus            

Application process for Post 16

Applications can be completed on the application form. This can be downloaded from the attachment below.

Alternatively, an application pack can be collected from the Post 16 open evening.

Planned open evenings:

  • Barr’s Hill – November 2020 – Date to be confirmed
  • President Kennedy School – November 2020 – Date to be confirmed

Once an application has been received, references and predicted grades are requested from the current school. On receipt of this information, contact will be made with the applicant to discuss suitability for courses applied for.

Priority interviews are conducted with applicants currently on roll from schools within The Futures Trust. Offers are made based on the entry requirements for the pathways applied for by applicants. Offer letters are then sent out to these candidates.

Where there is availability on courses, interviews are carried out for external applicants. This is conducted by one of the Leadership team members in Post 16, outside school hours. During the interview process, applicants have the opportunity to have a tour of the school. Offers are made based on the entry requirements for the pathways applied for by applicants in addition to the availability of places on the chosen course. Offer letters are then sent out to these candidates. Should the chosen courses be full, an alternative will be offered.

Final decisions regarding allocations of places on courses is made on GCSE results day. Advice and guidance is provided to all students in this process.

  P16 Select Application Form

Thank you for your interest in Barr’s Hill Sixth Form; if you have any questions, would like to visit us at an open event or require any further information please contact us to book a visit.