FAQs Y12

How do I apply?

You need to complete the online application form.

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for internal applicants was 3rd February 2023

The deadline for external applicants was 16th January 2023


How large is the CSGS Sixth Form?

There are approximately 500 students in the Sixth Form, of these, there about 170 students who join us for their post 16 education. 

Can I study 4 A Levels?

Yes if you reach the entry criteria of at least 6 GCSE grades at 7 or above.

What is the programme of study?

The majority of the Sixth Form study three A Levels and the EPQ. Some students study three A Levels and an AS Level in English Literature or Maths. If you reach the specific entry requirements, you can study four A Levels. 

Which A Levels should I choose?

It is important to study subjects which you are interested in. Some future careers require specific A Levels and some A Levels work together better than others, which will help you apply to university courses or apprenticeships later on. If you are uncertain about what to study, please look at the Curriculum Information section for more information.

What is the EPQ?

This is an additional qualification in which you develop the skills necessary to successfully complete an independent study project of an area of interest to you.

What is the average class size?

This obviously depends on the subjects you choose to study but class sizes generally range from 4 students to 20 students.

What time does school start and end?

8.15am to 3pm.

How many periods are there in the week and per day?

There are 5 hours a day, making 25 hours a week. We have a two-week timetable to allow us to deliver a broad curriculum.

How much work am I expected to complete outside of lessons?

There are 5 hours a day, making 25 hours a week. We have a two-week timetable to allow us to deliver a broad curriculum.

Where do I spend my study time?

There are two dedicated spaces for Sixth Form students to study – the Legacy Building and the Lecture Theatre. Both of them are equipped with computers and they provide a high quality working environment.

Is there a dress code?

Yes – all Sixth Form students are expected to follow the dress code, dress smartly and set an example to the rest of the school.

What extra-curricular activities are available

There are a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Every subject area has clubs and they vary from the Young Enterprise Club to the Medical Society.

In addition, there are a wide variety of musical ensembles and the choir. There are opportunities to take part in the dance show, the school musical and the concerts. Whether you enjoy competitive or recreational sport, want to develop your journalistic skills or your creative ones, there is an extra-curricular activity at CSGS to allow you to do this.

Can I complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The school supports students taking part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and overall has the highest completion rate for the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the borough.