Welcome to Sixth Form

Your Journey Starts Here

Independent Study

To be successful in their studies, students need to be organised, manage their time well and become independent learners. They are expected to do at least 15 hours independent study per week as well as engage in wider reading for their chosen subjects. All Sixth Form students are issued with a diary to support them with managing their time effectively.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Mathematics at Grade 5 or above.

GCSE English Language or Literature at Grade 5 or above.

4 other subjects at Grade 4 or above (this includes BTECs at Merit or Distinction).

Dress Code

At Barr Beacon Sixth Form we expect students to abide by the dress code. Visit the link below to see our guidelines.


Read more about our courses and policies here.

2022 Prospectus

Application Form

Applications Open on Friday 26th November 2021.

Digital FormPrint at Home
Applications OpenFriday 26th November 2021
Application DeadlineFriday 7th January 2022
InterviewsFebruary 2022
Induction WeekMonday 11th July 2022 – Friday 15th July 2022

"With the incredible support network here, I have been able to gain my independence in education and have the confidence in reaching my career aspirations"

- Head Boy

16-19 Bursary Fund

Students in the Sixth Form who are in need of some minor financial support for purchasing books, transport, meals and equipment can apply to our 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. We are committed to distributing bursaries to those students with the greatest need.

Complete the Bursary Fund Application Form. Paper copies are available from the Sixth Form Office or pinned to the noticeboard in the Sixth Form Common Room. Complete the application as soon as possible. This will need to be submitted by the end of September to guarantee you will receive your first payment. However, you can apply at any point for subsequent payments.

Payments will be paid directly into your bank account. Therefore, make sure you complete these details on the Bursary Application Form carefully.

Payments will be made at three times throughout the year. You will receive the first payment in the Autumn Term. The second will be in the Spring Term and the third in the Summer Term.