Entry Procedures

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Sixth Form Entry Procedure

Below you will find the entry procedure for The Thomas Adams Sixth Form, outlined in stages as they occur throughout the student’s final school year.

September – Applications open You can apply to The Thomas Adams Sixth Form via our online application.

We recommend that you apply by mid-December as early applications will ensure a place on popular courses. Your application will be acknowledged and we then ask you to attend a consultation appointment to ensure that good advice has been given about the suitability of your choices in line with their career aims.


September/October – Open Day and Evening

This is a great opportunity to talk to subject tutors, students and senior staff about what we have to offer at Sixth Form. Our Student Ambassadors will be available to give tours, answer questions and provide you with an insight into A Level and BTEC study.

November/December – Taster Day

This is an opportunity to try out some subjects, thus providing another opportunity to ask questions and make informed decisions.


This is the main time to apply. You can apply by completing the online application form. Applications are accepted throughout the year but early applications will ensure a place on popular courses.


January to February – main consultation period

Consultations are held at Sixth Form or at your current school. This informal consultation will help to fine-tune subject choices and to ensure that the programme of study chosen is the right path for you.  A conditional offer is usually made during this consultation.


June/July – Applicant Visit Day 

Our popular Applicant Visit Day allows you to experience and enjoy a typical day with your new fellow students. Timed to coincide with the end of the GCSE examinations, you will be given A level transition work to complete over the summer to ease the transition from GCSE to A Level.   You will also get the chance to meet your subject teachers and the other students in your class.

August – GCSE Results and Admissions Day

You are asked to confirm your place at Sixth Form.  You will appreciate that places, particularly in popular subject areas, are in high demand. You are able to finalise your programme of study. We will contact Thomas Adams School students to make appointments. External applicants should contact us on GCSE results day to make an appointment.

September – Sixth Form begins

The start of your A level and BTEC studies.

Please find all the key documents you may require in the link below, which have been made available for you to download. Should you have any further queries please contact us: Phone: 01939 237000, email: sixthform@tas.318education.co.uk

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
SY4 5UB 

01939 237000

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