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Sixth Form

Admissions & applications

Thank you showing interest in applying to Lawnswood Sixth Form. Here we outline some key points about your application and the process in general.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a strong focus on ensuring that your study programme will equip you for further opportunities after the sixth form.
We offer a choice of pathways, and you will be supported to select the best pathway for you based on your GCSE performance and career aspirations.

The majority of students will study three full A levels or 2 full BTECs. In addition you can choose from the Extended Project Qualification, the Progression Module, internships and work experience

Advice to Y11 Students

Completing the Application Form

  • You can apply through http://www.startinleeds.com/ or complete the application form on this website.  We recommend that this is done by the end of the Autumn Term once you have experienced the Year 11 Taster Day and Sixth Form Options Evening.
  • Make sure you have gained access to impartial advice and guidance.This can be sourced through the Lawnswood Careers team , as well as through various online sources of information such as the National Careers Service website – http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.
  • Make sure you apply only to providers you are genuinely interested in – we recommend no more than three schools/colleges.
  • Please ensure that you check the entry requirements for the different courses offered and that you have a realistic chance of meeting them – it is also wise to have a back up plan in place in case you do not meet the requirements of your first choice provide


  • If you are offered an interview – make sure you attend on time, dressed smartly and that you provide all the relevant documentation requested.
  • Make sure in your interview you are able to talk about:

 - Why you want to study the subjects you have chosen.
 - What you will bring to the Sixth Form and how you will participate in the wider life of the school.
 - Your understanding of what is expected of a Sixth Form student.


  • If successful at interview we will write to you and offer you a place.  Please accept this place once you are certain you wish to join us.

Results Day

  • It is vital you attend your school or college’s results day to collect your exam grades.
  • If you wish to attend Lawnswood Sixth Form, please come into school at the time outlined on your offer letter to show proof of your grades so your offer can be confirmed.

If at any point you have any questions, please contact, myself or a member of the Year 11 or Sixth Form teams.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form.

Ms K Nicholson, Deputy Headteacher

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