6th Form Application Process
Any students applying to our sixth form need to complete an application form. Applications should normally be made before the February half term holiday.
In February and March, prospective sixth form students are interviewed by the Director of Sixth Form: this is an opportunity to discuss any future plans you may have and to make sure that the A levels you are considering will enable you to progress on your chosen path.
Applicants from outside of John Mason or Fitzharrys will be invited to come to the school to discuss their application and they will be offered a tour of the school and 6th form facilities.
Following successful interviews students will be sent a letter offering them a conditional place and outlining any further activities that they will be encouraged to take part in prior to starting 6th form.
In late June/early July a week of taster sessions will be organised across the two schools for future year 12 students. This is an opportunity for students to visit the other school sites and they will have a lesson in a subject at the school where it will be taught. In these sessions they will get a feel for the difference in teaching style between lower school and the 6th form and they will be set some work to do over the summer holidays which will be collected in at the beginning of term.
Once students have received exam results in late August they will be invited to a ‘Welcome to the 6th form’ interview. At this meeting GCSE results will be confirmed and final choice of subjects will be decided and matched up with students’ potential destination (if known).
6th form starts at the beginning of September with a day of induction and team building; timetables are finalised and then courses begin.
Abingdon Consortium for Education