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Sixth Form FAQs

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We hope that you have found all the information that you may need to consider our outstanding Sixth Form for your post-16 studies but below we have included some of the questions we are most frequently asked questions - 

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact our Sixth Form Team via: or by calling: 01425 65203

When can I apply for Sixth Form?
Applications open each year in September, and although we set a closing date we will always welcome an application and/or enquiry, so please complete the online application form or contact us to discuss a possible application. 

What are the entry requirements?
We accept applications from all suitably qualified students. However, our standard entry requirements are six 9-4 passes at GCSE including English and Maths. Grade 6 and above may be required in certain subjects.

Please view our prospectus and individual subject pages for more information.

Do you have a catchment area?
There is no catchment for the Burgate Sixth Form but please consider how you would travel to and from our site. 

For more information please visit of travel page.

How can I get to there? 

We have a comprehensive bus network serving much of the Salisbury area and beyond.

For more information please visit of travel page.

Is there any support available for transport available?

Sixth Form students who are entitled to Bursary support may be entitled to claim a 50% contribution to bus passes.
What happens if I don’t get the grades to do the courses I want to do?
If you have met the standard entry requirements and have been offered a provisional place,

please contact us to discuss the possibilities. 

Is it possible to change my subject choices?
We will always do what we can to accommodate a subject change after you receive your GCSE results or at the start of your studies, based on availability within the course and you having met the entry requirements for that subject.

Please simply contact our team to discuss. 

Do you offer Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver/Bronze Award and if I have already started can I this at The Burgate?
We do indeed offer Duke of Edinburgh. If you have already started then please email our team to discuss this. 

What sport and other enrichment opportunities do you offer? 

We have numerous clubs, societies and enrichment opportunities from sports to creative options and all sorts of things in between! Please visit our enrichment page for more information, find out more on Freshers' Day in the summer term,

or get in touch if you have a question.

I have special educational needs, how would I be supported at The Burgate? 

At The Burgate we embrace individual differences and support all our students to feel understood, to be included and to reach their full potential. Please contact our SENDCo, Mr Brennan to discuss your needs and how we can support your post-16 journey. More information can be found on our SEND page.

What sort of pastoral care does The Burgate offer its students? 

Ofsted consistently recognise the outstanding pastoral care that we provide for our students. All students have a tutor who will support them through their sixth form journey as well as other dedicated pastoral staff who can

provide more specialist support where needed. 

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