How to Apply

All applications must be made via an online form.

1. Open Evening

Date to be confirmed.  Come along and get a taste of what Sixth Form life is really like.  Our current students will be here to talk and guide you round.  Discover all the wonderful subjects we have on offer.  Click here for further information

2. Course Choices

Look at the SWCHS Sixth Form Prospectus, and read up on the subjects you are interested in.  At the same time, check out your Forecast Grades.  These will help you choose your eligible Course Route.  Don't forget to check the course requirements, which are listed at the top of each subject page.  

Please ensure that your course choices meet the subject and course criteria (see ‘How to Choose your Courses’ on page 21 and ‘Course Tables’ on pages 22-23 of the 2020 Prospectus).

3. Apply

You can apply to SWCHS Sixth Form using our Online Application Form - Applications are currently closed

Please note that all applicants will receive a confirmation email after completing the application form. If you do not receive this email from SWCHS please contact

Deadline: Date to be confirmed

Photography and Music Academy Applications 

If you are applying for Photography and/or Music Academy, please submit a separate letter of application. Students applying for Photography need to select A-Level Photography as one of their course choices, as well as applying by letter. Please refer to guidelines – click here to see the full details .

4. Guidance Discussions

You will receive an invitation to the Sixth Form to discuss your subject choices.  NB: If you are a newcomer to SWCHS, you will need to provide up-to-date Forecast Grades.

5. Decisions

Conditional Offers based on GCSE results will be sent out before Easter 2021.

6. Induction

Accept your Conditional Offer, then make a note to attend our Induction.  This is an important opportunity for you to experience Sixth Form life, with a mixture of taster lessons in your subject, and socialising with your fellow students.

7. Results Day/enrolment day - 20th August

You will need to provide your Calculated GCSE Results in order to secure your Sixth Form place.   Details to follow.

 If applicants have any further questions, please contact Lauren Edwards, our Admissions Administrator, at (please include a telephone number, so we can respond by phone if necessary.)