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6th form entry requirements

Do I need qualifications to join the Sixth Form at RMGS?

We will offer you a place if you seem likely to be able to cope with the A Level courses. These courses are challenging and we think that a certain achievement at GCSE is the best guide to your future success at A Level.

You will need to meet the following criteria to join our Sixth Form:

Admission Arrangements for Year 12

Entry Number of additional Year 12 places available for students being admitted to the school for the first time: 40.

Entry requirements to the 6th Form

Given the latest guidance from the DfE, we feel that in order to ensure no child is disadvantaged by the way grades have been awarded this year, we have made this change:

  • Entry requirements remain the same for entry to the school and to individual subjects, but students may use either the grades awarded by the exam board or their centre assessed grades (CAGs) - whichever one gives them the advantage. CAGs will only be available on request (more details under Process).

Therefore, the school’s revised 6th Form admission criteria for September 2020 are:

  • Examination results/CAGs at GCSE which confirm an adequate base level: at least 8 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics and a grade 5 or above in either Mathematics or English (Language or Literature) and a total point score of 46, based on the applicant’s best 8 subject exam board grades/CAGs; 
  • Subject choice: most subjects have entry requirements; for most subjects, students will be expected to have achieved at least grade 6 in those subjects at GCSE from exam board grades or CAGs. Please consult the 6th form prospectus for detailed subject entry criteria; 
  • Existing RMGS students who meet our entry requirements at the end of Year 11 are guaranteed a place.

The oversubscription criteria for Year 12 entry is as follows:

  • Children in Public Care, as defined in the Medway Coordinated Admissions Scheme to include children who are adopted and were previously looked after.
  • In the event of two or more students having equal ranking the deciding factor will be the shortest available safe walking distance between the home address and RMGS as measured by the Medway Council Geographical Information System and determined by Medway Local Authority.

Offers of a Sixth Form place will be conditional upon GCSE results and borderline cases would be considered using the admissions criteria above.

Link to Results Letter July 2020

  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • PTI 19-20
  • Gold Science Mark
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute 2019
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark
  • Stem learning