Admissions 2017

We will be opening the school on the following dates to enable students considering entry to Sixth Form in September 2017, to see the facilities Ribston Hall has to offer.

Monday 30th January 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday 8th February 4-5 p.m.

Sixth Form staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and you will have the opportunity to tour the school if you wish. 
These evenings are aimed at students who may have visited us on our Open Evening back in December and want to see facilities for a second time or students who haven't yet had the opportunity to see what we have to offer. 
There is no need to book, please just come along. We look forward to seeing you.

For further subject information, please use the link below.

Subject Minimum Requirement (GCSE)
Art & Design Grade B Art & Design
Art & Design: Textiles Grade B Design & Technology: Textiles or Art & Design
Computer Science Grade 6 or above in Mathematics
Dance No GCSE Required
Drama & Theatre Grade B Drama or Grade 6 English Language or Literature
D.T. Product Design 3D Grade B Design & Technology Graphic Design, Product Design, Resistant Materials, Engineering or Textiles
Economics Grade B in Business Studies or Economics or a grade 6 in English Language or Literature. 
(English only considered if GCSE in Economics or Business has not been taken)  
English Language Grade 6 in English Language
English Literature Grade 6 English Language
Film Studies Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature
Food Science & Nutrition Level 3 Diploma Grade B  Design & Technology: Food
French Grade B including Higher Tier Listening
Geography Grade B Geography
German Grade B including Higher Tier Listening
Government & Politics Grade B in History or Grade 6 English Language/Literature
Health & Social Care Level 3 National Diploma Grade 6 in English Language/Literature or Grade B in Religious Studies or History
History Grade B History
ICT Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate Grade B or equivalent in ICT or Computing
Mathematics Grade 7 Higher Tier
Mathematics (Further) Grade 8 Higher Tier Mathematics (A Level Mathematics must also be studied)
Music Grade B Music
Philosophy & Ethics Grade B Religious Studies
Photography Grade B Art & Design
Physical Education Grade B Physical Education
Psychology Grade 6 in English Language, Mathematics or Grade B Science
Science - Biology Grade B Biology - Triple Science. Grades B/A in Core/Additional Science.The A grade must be in Additional Science.
Science - Chemistry Grade B Chemistry - Triple Science. Grades B/A in Core/Additional Science.The A grade must be in Additional Science.
Science - Physics Grade B Physics - Triple Science. Grades B/a in Core/Additional Science.The A grade must be in Additional Science.
Sociology Grade B in Health & Social Care, Child Development or Grade 6 English Language/Literature
Spanish Grade B including Higher Tier Listening

Subject Information Guide


Selecting the right course for you 

It is really important you research fully before selecting your courses for A Level. You should read the subject information fully to ensure you know the units you will cover and the assessment information for each course. Additionally, ask for guidance from subject staff and other students to get a balanced idea of what the course entails. If you are following a specific career path e.g. Medicine, you MUST research what the entry requirements are for these courses at university level. You may need to contact university admission services directly to find out this information. Additionally, you should make use of the UCAS course search function at the link below. We realise that this is a big decision for you to make, and understand you may change subject options along the way.  Once you have applied to Ribston Hall, if you have any changes you wish to make, you simply need to contact us at with your name and the course you wish to change from and to. Once you have started your A Levels, if you wish change your subjects, this ideally needs to be within the first two weeks of study and you need to approach a member of the Sixth Form team. 

The following link may be helpful to identify which subjects are needed for university courses. UCAS course search  

Should you wish to amend your subject choices, please fill in our online form available here