Admissions

Admissions

Admission to Eckington Sixth form is a simple process. Students currently studying at Eckington are automatically accepted as long entry requirements for the course are met (please see our prospectus for course details).

Anyone wishing to apply from outside of the school area should contact the Head of Sixth Form directly and make an appointment to visit us.

Call us on 01246 432 849

Email: post16@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

In order to speed up your application process, you will be required to complete a simple information form and supply a reference from your current education provider

 

Our Induction Process

We are committed at Eckington to ensure all our Year 12 students feel welcome and well informed when embarking upon their Sixth Form education.
In order to achieve this, we begin communications with them at the start of their final GCSE year. It is crucial that students (with the support of their parents) make the right decisions for them, and therefore choose courses that will help them to secure the future they strive for.

All potential candidates and their families are invited to our Sixth Form open evening in November. This opportunity allows students to find out what we have to offer and meet current students and staff from all subject areas. Please see our prospectus for course details.

Students will then be invited to taster sessions during our Post 16 week. This opportunity allows students to experience lessons in the courses they are interested. The students will also have the opportunity to use the Sixth Form facilities.

From December onwards we hold one to one interviews with all interested candidates. Each student will be given time to thoroughly discuss what they would like to study and where they see themselves in the future. Students will complete an options form as a result of this interview with the courses they wish to study.

Successful candidates are then invited to join the Sixth Form team. Students will be given the details of their final interview during this session which will take place in August.

In September the Sixth Form team work hard to ensure students feel welcomed and positive relationships are formed across the year group. There will be a variety of activities giving the students and staff an opportunity to get to know each other in a fun environment.

Students who are new to Eckington

Over recent years we have more and more students applying from other schools.

The Sixth Form team dedicate their time to ensure all students receive one to one advice and guidance. It is important to us that students are on the right course and feel supported in their decisions. It is for these reasons that students from other schools receive the same experience as Eckington students. External candidates will be invited to an open day, where they will meet staff and students and be given a chance to find out what Eckington Sixth Form has to offer. Students will be interviewed on this day and will need to supply references and evidence of their predicted GCSE grades. If students are successful they will be invited to join us on our Sixth Form.

In September the Sixth Form team work hard to ensure students feel welcomed and positive relationships are formed across the year group. There will be a variety of activities giving the students and staff an opportunity to get to know each other in a fun environment.

Sixth Form Application Form

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16-19 Bursary Form

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Eckington School Policy: Sixth Form Bursary Fund

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