Entry Requirements

Students must achieve 5 GCSE grades at 4-9, including a 4 in English Language and Maths for entry into Sir William Robertson Academy Sixth Form. Students must also meet the specific entry requirements for their chosen courses as outlined below.

AppliedScience * 4 in GCSE Science and Maths.
Art & Design 4 in GCSE Art & Design. Where Art & Design has not been taken at GCSE, students will need to provide examples of work to ensure an appropriate skill level.
Biology 6 in GCSE Biology.
Business * 4 in GCSE Business and 4 in GCSE Maths. Where Business Studies has not been taken at GCSE, similar related subject grades will be considered.
Chemistry 6 in GCSE Chemistry and Maths.
Computer Science * 4 in GCSE Computer Science.
Drama 4 in GCSE Drama.
English Language 5 in GCSE English Language.
English Literature 5 in GCSE English Literature.
French 6 in GCSE French.
Further Maths 7 in GCSE Maths.
Geography 5 in GCSE Geography.
Health & Social Care * 4 in GCSE Health & Social Care, Child Care or similar related subject.
History 5 in GCSE History.
Maths 6 in GCSE Maths.
Media 4 in GCSE Media. Where Media has not been taken at GCSE, similar related subject grades will be considered.
Physics 6 in GCSE Physics and Maths.
Product Design 4 in GCSE Art & Design, Design & Technology or similar related subject, and 4 in GCSE Maths.
Psychology 5s in GCSE Maths, English and Science.
Sport * 4 in GCSE Physical Education or Pass at BTEC Level 2 Sport.
Sport *(Extended Diploma) 4 in GCSE Physical Education or Pass at BTEC Level 2 Sport.
Philosophy & Ethics 5 in GCSE Religious Studies.

Subjects marked with an asterisk * are Level 3 BTEC or NCFE courses. All other subjects listed are A Levels.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will be launched in Summer 2022. Year 12 students will be invited to undertake the EPQ subject to them working at their MEGs in each subject, as well as meeting expectations in effort grades and conduct across Base Time and Enrichment lessons.

The Extended Diploma in Sport is the equivalent of three A Levels, and therefore can be selected as a lone course. We also offer Sport as the equivalent of 1 A Level which can be taken alongside other courses.

How to Apply

Applications for September 2024 should be submitted online using the button below.

Please remember that the deadline for internal students (current SWRA Year 11) is Friday 15th December 2023 and the deadline for external students is Friday 2nd February 2024. Applications after this date will of course be considered equally but certain subject combinations may not be possible as our timetable is drawn up based on initial applications.

All applicants will be met for an informal interview regarding subject choices and career aspirations to ensure an appropriate pathway has been selected. Conditional offer letters will be issued after this process.

External Students

We warmly welcome students who wish to join our Sixth Form from other schools. We are extremely proud of our small Sixth Form community and we know that students joining will soon become part of our school family, taking part in the success and opportunities that we have to offer.

If you are a prospective student or parent who would like to discuss joining the Sixth Form, please contact Miss Wilson (Head of Sixth Form) on 01400 272422 or email sixth.form@swracademy.org. We will be happy to take you on a tour of the school and discuss your options for joining us.