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6th form entry requirements

Please apply to RMGS using the electronic application form.

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.

Admission to the sixth form will depend on:

  1. Examination results at GCSE which confirm an adequate base level.
  2. 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 grades.
  3. 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. Please consult the 6th form prospectus for detailed subject entry criteria.

The oversubscription criteria for Year 12 entry are as follows:

  1. Children in Public Care, as defined in the Medway Coordinated Admissions Scheme to include children who are adopted and were previously looked after.
  2. 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. 8 Offers of a Sixth Form place will be conditional upon GCSE results and borderline cases would be considered using the admissions criteria in paragraph 6 above.

Existing RMGS students who meet our entry requirements at the end of Year 11 are guaranteed a place.

An example of a total best 8 point score:

  • You require a minimum total best 8 point score of 46.
  • Your best 8 GCSEs will count so ignore the lowest scoring GCSEs.
  • You’ll need a 4 and a 5 from Maths and English Language or English Language and Maths
  • You do not have to include English and Maths in your point score if they are not your highest grades
English Literature 6
English Language 5
Maths 7
Biology 6
Physics 6
History 7
Economics 6
PE 6
Total best 8 point 49

(For Creative iMedia: Distinction *= 8.5; Distinction= 7; Merit= 5.5; Pass= 4).

The oversubscription criteria for Year 12 entry is as follows:

  1. Children in Public Care, as defined in the Medway Coordinated Admissions Scheme to include children who are adopted and were previously looked after.
     
  2. 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 in points i. and ii. above.

Entry requirements at a glance

  • The Prince's Teaching Institute Leadership 2018
  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • PTI 18-19
  • Gold Science Mark