How to Apply

Application Documentation

Please find below our Post16 Prospectus, Subject Information Guide, Application Form and Invitation to Open Evening.

General Entry Requirements:

There are two entry criteria pathways into our Sixth Form;
Pathway 1: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including Maths and English Language. This can include up to 2 BTEC level 2’s at Merit of above. Entry on Pathway 1 will allow students to choose up to 4 courses from the full range of A Levels  & Diplomas on offer. Students must also meet the subject specific requirements as set out in the prospectus.
Pathway 2: At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including either Maths or English language at grade 4. This can include up to 2 BTEC level 2’s at Pass or above. Pathway 2 will allow students a choice of 2 vocational courses and 1 A level course.  With these grades students can take 2 courses from:
  • Applied Criminology 
  • Applied Food Science and Nutrition
  • Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care
  • Music Technology
  • Level 3 BTEC Sport
Plus 1 A level if they meet the subject entry criteria.
    Alongside the general entry requirements, each subject will set its own subjects specific criteria. Please refer to the individual subject page in the ‘Subject Information Guide’. 

•    The School reserves the right to apply discretion which may be applied to grades achieved at GSCE depending on a variety of influencing factors and assessed on an individual basis.

Please note: that courses may be subject to change and The Westwood Academy reserve the right to do so. Courses are subject to availability and will run as long as there is sufficient student demand.