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How to Apply & Entry Requirements

At United College Sixth Form, we treat all students as individuals and ensure that the advice we give suits their qualifications, interests, career aspirations and skills.  

To Join, students must gain at least Grade 4+ in five or more GCSEs including English and Maths. Students will need to achieve at least Grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. If they want to study a new subject, their achievement in a similar GCSE subject will be considered.

For entry into the STEM Grammar Stream students should have an average GCSE point score above Grade 6.5 and have Grade 7 in the Science and Maths subjects.

NB: Any entry requirements that differ from this are stated in specific course details.

To apply please use either of the links below. Include as much detail as you can about yourself, what you enjoy and anything about your future plans. This helps us to design your Sixth Form studies and extra curricular activities to suit you. Once you've submitted your form, you can download what you have written for your reference. We will be in touch to arrange an interview.

For Applications to start in September 2022 will be closing soon:


For applications to start in September 2023:


Students receive a letter offering them a provisional place, which is confirmed following GCSE results day in August.  The letter will detail the subjects the student will be studying in the Sixth Form, or an invitation to speak with us further about your subject choices based on your results.  We welcome applications from students across Swindon and the surrounding area. 

If you still have any questions, you can email Asst Principal, Mrs Dodsworth

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