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. Prospectus 2024/25


Application Form

Applications Open on Friday 24th November 2023.

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Applications OpenFriday 24th November 2023
Application DeadlineFriday 12th January 2024
InterviewsInternal - February 2024External - August 2024
Induction Week (Internal Applicants)Monday 8th July 2024 – Friday 12th July 2024

"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

You can read all about the Bursary Fund in our Policy HERE.

Speak to a member of the Sixth Form Team.  They will be able to advise you further and if you are eligible, they will ask you to complete the Bursary Application Form.

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 received for individual items, as and when you are ready to purchase them.

Bursary Fund Application Form