How to Apply

Applying to Sixth Form

Applying to Sixth Form

Applications for entry in September 2024 will open in November 2023.


Walthamstow Academy Sixth Form Open Evening

The best way to discover Walthamstow Academy Sixth Form is to come and see us in person!

Click here to register your interest for our Sixth Form Open evening on 11 January 2024 and we will keep you updated on this and future Sixth Form Events

Application and admissions procedures

All candidates will need to meet the minimum academic entry criteria of a minimum of five grade 5+ GCSEs, including English and Maths.

Entry Requirements

GCSE results usually provide a clear indication of the most suitable pathway for a student to pursue. In order to access our Sixth Form Curriculum, students require a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5+, including a pass in English Language and Maths. In addition, there are specific entry requirements for some A Level courses that may require a grade 6/7+ in relevant subjects, these requirements can be found on page 6 in the Prospectus below. Each student will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account their application and references in accordance with our admissions policy.


We offer a wide range of both traditional academic A Levels and Level 3 BTEC courses, with both routes providing a clear progression on to university. Upon entry into the Sixth Form, students in Year 12 will receive the following curriculum offer based on their GCSE results:

GCSE Grades

Course options (check entry requirements for specific subjects)

All grade 7 or above


4 A Levels


3 A levels


Level 3 BTEC (double award) and 1 or 2 A levels

A Level 3 BTEC extended diploma (triple award)

Mainly grade 5/6


3 A levels


1 A level and a Level 3 BTEC diploma (double award)

A Level 3 BTEC extended diploma (triple award)