Sixth Form Enrolment 20232023-11-16T14:07:40+00:00

Welcome to Ravens Wood Sixth Form

Governors, Staff and students at Ravens Wood, extend a warm welcome to our prospective Year 12 families, for the academic year 2024/2025. Our aim is to ensure you receive as much information as possible about Ravens Wood Sixth Form, to enable you to make informed choices of the courses you wish to study.

Please view our virtual tour information at your leisure.

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‘The curriculum is ambitious, and leaders have high expectations for pupils’ learning’.
Ofsted 2023
‘Teachers plan effectively for the needs of the students.
Across a range of subjects, students are confident in their
learning. The high quality of students’ written work reflects
their commitment to their studies’.
Ofsted 2018

Sixth Form Prospectus

Our interactive prospectus can be found below. Alternatively, you can download a copy in PDF format.

‘Leaders prepare pupils and students in the sixth form well for the next stage of education, employment or training. Visiting speakers provide useful information about different pathways, including apprenticeships and higher education.’

Ofsted 2023

‘Pupils and sixth-form students take part in an extensive range of activities and visits. Leaders have ensured that there is a very inclusive approach for pupils at the school.’

Ofsted 2023

Subject Entrance Requirements

Please use the button below to download a copy of our entrance criteria

‘More students than the national average go
on to higher education or apprenticeships
when they leave school’
Ofsted 2018
‘Through the school’s specialist ‘academies’, students in the Sixth Form benefit from opportunities to broaden their knowledge and understanding of subject areas and careers.’
Ofsted 2023
‘Pupils and Sixth Form students appreciate the rich range of opportunities that Ravens Wood offers them.’
Ofsted 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What are the entry requirements for Ravens Wood Sixth Form?2023-11-02T16:58:45+00:00

A: To study A Level qualifications, students require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including Grade 4 or above in Mathematics and Grade 4 or above in English Language and/or Literature. A minimum of a Grade 5 is required at GCSE in the subject students propose to study at A Level.

To study BTEC Vocational qualifications, students require 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Grade 4 or above in Mathematics and English Language and/or Literature.

View our Entry Criteria

Q: How many subjects can I study?2023-11-02T17:03:35+00:00

A: Students will be asked to select 3 subjects to study at Ravens Wood, with those who achieve highly at GCSE offered a 4th subject; All courses run as linear, two year A Levels.

View Our Subject Specific Prospectus

Q: Which subjects can I study at A Level?2023-11-08T11:15:20+00:00


  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

View Our Subject Specific Prospectus

Q: Which Vocational subjects can I study?2023-11-08T11:23:19+00:00


  • BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business
  • BTEC Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

View Our Subject Specific Prospectus

Q: How do I apply?2023-11-02T16:46:26+00:00

A: Apply online under the post-16 section of the RWS website.

View Our Process for Entry in 2024

Q: When is the deadline for applications?2023-11-02T16:46:49+00:00

A: Friday 15th December 2023.

Q: What happens if I miss the deadline?2023-11-02T16:47:18+00:00

A: Contact the Sixth Form Office to discuss further or email

Q: What happens after I have submitted my application?2023-11-02T16:47:43+00:00

A: We will process the applications and send conditional offer letters by the end of March 2024.

Q: Will my son (currently attending Ravens Wood School) have the opportunity to discuss his choices with a member of our staff?2023-11-02T16:48:08+00:00

A: Yes. All current Year 11 students will meet with a member of the senior team to discuss their GCSE progress and their future subject choices.

Q: What happens if I wish to change my subject(s)?2023-11-02T16:48:34+00:00

A: Contact the Sixth Form Office to discuss further or email

Q: When was the last Ofsted inspection and what was the outcome?2023-11-02T16:49:12+00:00

A: Our most recent OFSTED report was in June 2023, in which we were graded as continuing to be a good school. The full OFSTED report is available on our website – Click here.

Q: What were the School’s GCSE / A level results this year?2023-11-02T18:03:13+00:00

A: The results from the Summer 2023 are on the school website – Click here

Q: Where can I find information with regards to Ravens Wood’s provision for SEND students?2023-11-02T16:50:33+00:00

A: The SEND section of our website details the Pupil Development Department staff and their specialisms.

The SEND information report for the last academic year is also available. If you have further questions concerning our SEND provision, please contact us via the following email address:

Q: How do you support students’ emotional health and wellbeing?2023-11-02T16:52:23+00:00

A: At Ravens Wood School, our students’ Personal Development is an integral part of our curriculum. Staff and students work together, to create a School with a culture of ‘Keeping Safe in the Sixth Form’ and safeguarding. This is supported by our extensive Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum provision across Years 12 and 13. For more information view Our Keeping Safe in Sixth Form Page.

Q: How does Ravens Wood prepare all students for Sixth Form study?2023-11-02T16:55:04+00:00

A: All students complete our three-stage Induction Programme which takes place from June to August. This is designed to immerse students in the subjects they have chosen, prior to meeting our teachers in the Autumn term.

View Our 2023 Induction Page

‘Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the
school. Pupils are mindful and thoughtful about the needs of others. They develop quickly into young, caring adults.’

Ofsted 2018

Apply for Entry in 2024

Our Sixth Form Open Evening took place on Wednesday 8th November 2023.

Applications are now open.

Internal candidates should complete this form: Internal Applicant Online Form

External candidates should complete this form: External Applicant Online Form

Friday 15th December 2023
Closing Date for Applications

‘Students receive helpful careers information about university applications, apprenticeships and employment opportunities’

Ofsted 2018
‘In the Sixth Form study areas, students’ behaviour is excellent. They are hard working and mature in their study habits.’
Ofsted 2018
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