Sixth form admissions

We are currently accepting applications for post-16 courses. To find out more and apply please contact us directly.

The courses you apply for in Sixth Form are an important part of your education and career path. Please begin by considering carefully the courses which are right for you and if you are unsure about your likely GCSE results, talk to us so we can help you to decide the most suitable route.

Dates for Sixth Form applications

  • NE6 open evening - 1 May 2019, 6pm at Bedlington Academy
  • Interviews with students – 21 and  22 March 2019
  • Initial applications - 29 March 2019 
  • Offer letters will be issued in June 2019
  • Induction event in June 2019


Students need to achieve a minimum of five 9 - 5 grades or equivalent in Full Course GSCEs in at least five separate subject areas including a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. 

Students should have a minimum of a grade 5 and ideally a grade 6 in their chosen subject if they have studied it at GCSE.  

Level 2 BTEC qualifications from Year 11 will generally only be considered for entry onto specific courses if they are Pass level and above.  

Students must also have a proven good attendance and behaviour record.  


There are several potential pathways to choose from:  

  • 3 A Levels  
  • 2 A Levels and 1 BTEC qualification  
  • 1 A Level and 2 BTEC courses  
  • 3 BTEC courses  

Once the option blocks are finalised you will need to select one A Level or BTEC option only from three of the four available blocks.  

Courses will run subject to the required number of students enrolling, staffing provisions and exam board approval. Courses will only run if there are viable numbers.  

The completed Options Form will be checked to ensure that your child has chosen a balanced range of subjects, allowing them access to as wide a range of careers as possible in the future.  

We will do our very best to accommodate your child's choices but it will be necessary for reserve choices to be made. Therefore, your child should choose their reserve choices carefully. We are offering a wide range of courses, but may not be able to run them all. 

To apply after 29th March 2019, please contact us directly for an initial discussion.

If you have any questions about the admissions process or your options for applying to the Sixth Form at Bedlington Academy, please contact Mr Michael Laidlaw, Head of Sixth Form.