Entry Criteria

At Bournside significant time is invested in ensuring that internal and external applicants are well-suited to their chosen subjects. As such, the school has the following general entry requirements:

  • All students must achieve a minimum of five grade 4s across their GCSEs, one of which must be in English Language or Literature
  • All students must meet the subject-specific entry requirements for the subjects they wish to study (see our prospectus)
  • Students must be enrolled onto a programme consisting of no less than three, Level 3 qualifications.

Any student enrolled without having achieved a GCSE grade 4 in mathematics will be required to retake this qualification, in addition to their three chosen subjects.

Year 13 progression criteria

In order to progress successfully from year 12 into year 13, students need to have displayed adequate progress on their programme of study. A student’s place in year 13 will be evaluated at the end of year 12; attitude to learning, attendance and progress across the year will inform their successful progression into year 13.

Cheltenham Bournside School & Sixth Form Centre reserves the right to refuse progression into year 13 based on any of the previous factors. If it is decided that progression to year 13 is not in the best interest of the student, then an alternative offer will be made.