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Spalding Grammar School

Entry Requirements

GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English Language, English Literature and Maths were the first to be graded from 9 to 1 in 2017. Another 20 subjects will have 9 to 1 grading in 2018, with others following in 2019.

For the purposes of the entry requirements below, the following equivalencies will apply:

Current GCSE Grading Structure New GCSE Grading Structure
Grade A* 9
Grade A*/A 8
Grade A 7
Grade B 6
Grade B/C 5
Grade C 4

Please see the list of  Year 12 subjects and their entry requirements as an attachment below.

Admission to Sixth Form courses is open to all students, male and female, and is dependent upon students meeting all the following requirements:

  1. Six GCSEs A* to C or 9-4 , including a minimum of Grade 4 in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.

  2. In addition, students must also meet the subject specific entry requirements for the subjects they wish to study. N.B. where ‘GCSE’ English is given, either English Language or English Literature will be accepted; and, in exceptional circumstances, a humanity (History or Geography) may be accepted.

All students, both internal and external, must apply for a place in our Sixth Form. For September 2022 admission, applications must be received by 7 March 2022. Application forms are available both through the ‘Apply' section of our website.

For external applicants we will contact their current school to find out their predicted grades. In light of that information, prospective students may be invited to discuss their most suitable course of study.