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Applying to Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form Open Evening for September 2025 entry will take place on Thursday 24 October 2024, from 5.00 pm to 7.15 pm. Please check back for further details in due course, including our Sixth Form Course information booklet 2025-2027 and online application form.

We were delighted to welcome so many visitors to our Sixth Form Open Evening in November 2023 for September 2024 entry.  Please see our presentation here: Sixth Form Open Evening Presentation.

You can find out all about the courses we offer in our Sixth Form Course Information Booklet 2024-2026.  (However, since publication, please note that the following subjects will not be running: Applied Science, German, Performing Arts and Politics).

Also, please read our 10 reasons to choose Backwell Sixth Form.

The deadline to apply to Backwell Sixth Form for September 2024 entry has passed.  Late applications will be considered, and we will do our best to accommodate your subject choices. 

However, please be aware that those subjects may already be full and there could be reduced choice in terms of subject combinations.  If you wish to make a late application, please contact the Sixth Form Team by telephone on 01275 463371 or via and complete the relevant online application form.

The application form for students who will be new to Backwell School in September 2024 is different to that of students currently studying at Backwell School as we require further information from you. Please ensure that you complete the correct application form.

  • Students currently studying at Backwell School, please complete the application form here: ensure that Backwell students complete the application themselves as it links directly to their Frog account.

Provisional Application Timeline for September 2024 entry

Thursday 2 November 2023 Sixth Form Open Evening
Friday 3 November 2023 Online applications open
Friday 5 January 2024 Deadline for applications.  Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered.  However, whilst we will do our best to accommodate subject choices, those subjects may already be full and there could be reduced choice in terms of subject combinations
February 2024 onwards Sixth Form interviews take place for all applicants.  For students new to Backwell and their parents/carers, this will include a guided tour of the school campus, visiting live lessons and an opportunity to ask questions
May 2024 Conditional offers made to students
Friday 5 July 2024

Backwell Sixth Form Induction Day (attendance is compulsory if Backwell Sixth Form is your first or second choice)

Thursday 22 August 2024 GCSE Results Day
Thursday 29 August 2024 Deadline to complete online registration at Backwell Sixth Form
Wednesday 4 September 2024 First day of term and Sixth Form Registration for Year 12

For further information about Backwell Sixth Form, please visit the Sixth Form pages of our website or click here for the Admissions and Courses page.