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How do I apply?


The best way to see if Six 21 is right for you is to attend our open events. You’ll get to sample some of the exciting learning that makes Six 21 so special, speak to our fantastic teachers, and ask any questions that come to mind.

Entry Requirements
2024 entrance requirements will be at least six GCSEs Grades 9-6, including English (Lit. or Lang.) and Mathematics. In addition, these will need to include relevant subjects being continued at A-level where appropriate. If you would like to study maths then you will need to have achieved a minimum of a Grade 7 in maths at GCSE. If you would like to study a  science then you will need to have achieved a 7 in that science at GCSE or 7,7 in Combined Science.
To study Music, Music Tech or Art & Design you do not need to have taken this as GCSE however you will need to provide a portfolio or proof of external qualifications.

Due to the changes in GCSEs, we reserve the right to review these entrance requirements after the results are published in August.


All applications should be submitted through our online application form within one of our application windows

General Admissions
The application window will open on Monday 13th November and close on Friday 11th February at 6pm

All applications received by this date will receive equal consideration. 

Extra Admissions
Applications submitted after 6pm on the 11th February 2024 will be added to our Wait List. 

Any applications submitted after the General Admissions deadline will still be considered but based on course and cohort availability. This mirrors the process used within the University admissions process.



If you are successful, we will make you a conditional offer subject to your achievement of the minimum GCSE grades necessary to study each of your courses. 



During the summer term we will run an induction event to help get you up to speed for September. You’ll get some intensive training and will be able to take part in taster lessons for each of your subjects. We’ll also give you a welcome pack so you have everything you need to feel prepared for starting in September. 

*Events subject to change depending on government safety regulations and guidelines

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