Sixth Form – Questions and Answers
1. How many external students do you admit into Year 12?
Answer: The majority of our Year 11 cohort gain entry to Year 12 leaving anywhere between 80 up to 120 external students with places in any given year.
2. Are the entry criteria for external students the same as for internal students?
Answer: Yes. The Admissions Policy (see Policies) sets internal students as a priority so that in practice, external students are filtered using the oversubscription criteria: “External candidates in descending rank order of their predicted average GCSE points score across their best eight subjects (including English and Mathematics) provided by their current school”.
3. Is Japanese being offered as a beginners language (ab initio) in the IB?
Answer: Yes, subject to sufficient numbers taking it up. This applies to all courses. We have to reserve the right to withdraw a course which does not attract a viable group size.
4. Do you have any links with universities? If so, which universities?
Answer: Bexley Grammar School nurtures links with many universities and offers a wide range of opportunities to our students to attend events at these and other universities. We have an Oxbridge Co-ordinator who supports students applying to Oxford and Cambridge as well as other top Universities and we correspond regularly with admissions tutors at a wide range of institutions.
5. What universities do students go on to?
Answer: Please see the Careers, Higher Education & Destinations page in the Sixth Form menu for the destinations of our latest cohort.
6. What percentage of your IB students gain their first choice place at University?
Answer: This varies from year to year. In the last three years it has been around 80% with the rest making their reserve offer or gaining a place through the clearing process.