Year 12 (Lower Sixth) Admissions General Information

Admission to the Sixth Form is based on performance in a student’s best 6 GCSE subjects plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics (throughout this document this is referred to as ‘Best 8’)

Points are awarded for new GCSE qualifications in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics and in all the other legacy full course GCSE subjects.

Old ‘Legacy’ Grade Vesey Points
A* 9
A 7
B 6
C 5
D 4
E 3
F 2
G 1


New GCSE Grade Vesey Points
9 9
8 8
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1


A minimum score of 52 Vesey points will be required to gain entry to Sixth Form.

Students need to achieve the minimum of a 5 in English Language and Mathematics GCSE, and a minimum of an A-grade or a 7 in the subjects (or equivalents eg:  In the cases of Economics and Computer Science, we will take the GCSE Mathematics grade. In the case of Psychology we will take the GCSE Biology grade. In the case of those students opting for A-Level History, who have not taken GCSE History, they will be required to attain a 7 or better in GCSE English Language or English Literature) to be studied at A-Level. To study Further Mathematics at A level, students are required to achieve an 8 or better in GCSE Mathematics.

Priority will always be given to students who have studied their GCSE qualifications at BVGS, if they meet the published entry standard.  

We have 80 places allocated for external applicants.

For further information (including our oversubscriptions criteria) please see our Admissions Policy.

Admissions Policy

School Prospectus

Sixth Form Application 2017-2018