POST 16 ADMISSIONS POLICY
At IGS we are passionate about the opportunities made possible by Post-16 education and we want all students to benefit from this. However, we also know the different challenges associated with the varied and numerous subjects that we offer. We therefore have a well-considered admissions policy based on extensive experience and the best interests for individual students.
Entry Requirements to Post 16
The minimum entry requirements for admission to Post 16 study is a minimum of 5 grade C and above at GCSE, preferably including English language and mathematics, as well as meeting any subject specific entry requirement outlined in the prospectus. Other exams may be accepted but are treated on an individual basis and if it allows access to appropriate courses.
We are aware that exceptional circumstances do sometimes affect students’ grades. As such it may be that we make an offer to a student who does not achieve or is not expected to achieve the entry requirement. All applications are processed on an individual basis taking into account any/ all extenuating circumstances.
Where there are more applications than places, students will be offered places (subject to meeting the entry requirements below), in the order of priority listed below:
- Looked after children
- Students living within the school’s priority admission area.
- Students living outside the priority admission area with siblings attending the school and who will be on roll at the time of admission.
- Students living outside the priority admission area who live closest to the school as measured by a straight line distance.
N.B All students who are currently on roll in Year 11 at Ilkley Grammar School will be offered places first if they achieve the entry requirements.
Applications received after the closing date will be considered if places are still available at the time of application; if not, late applications will be placed on a waiting list.
Offer of Places
Students who meet our entry requirements will receive a conditional offer in April. Applicants will be required to provisionally accept their offer and then formally accept their place on GCSE results day in August. Any applicant who cannot be offered a place will also be notified.
Allocation to Courses
This will be done on the basis of GCSE results achieved and subject specific criteria. Class sizes will be set appropriately for the nature of the subject.
If there are more applicants than places, those applicants who have been unsuccessful may request to be placed on a waiting list. Places may become available, for example if students do not achieve the results they need or applicants decide to take up an offer of a place elsewhere. Any available places will be offered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria above.
Any unsuccessful applicant may appeal. Parents or students wishing to do so, should contact the school.
Although Year 11 students at Ilkley Grammar School see Year 12 as a natural step for them, we are enriched by the external students who apply to us every year and who choose to make Ilkley their place for A Level study. We have a support system which helps external students make the transition to us. We accept applications beyond our main school catchment area
APPLICATION 2017 PROCEDURE
1. An open evening will be held on Thursday 10th November 2016 for prospective students and parents.
2. All interested students will then be invited to a “Taster Day” where students can experience lessons at AS. This takes place on Monday 16th January 2017
3. Students are then asked to apply formally on the school’s application form which can be found on the school website above and emailed directly or can be obtained from the school.
4. All applicants will be invited to a meeting to discuss their application and to provide guidance on particular courses which will be based on the student’s predicted grades and Year 11 mock examination scores in January. (External students will be asked for evidence of their predicted grades at GCSE.)
5. All applications must be submitted before the relevant year’s closing date to be guaranteed for consideration. The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2017-18 academic year is Friday 10th February 2017.