Sixth Form Admissions
- Complete the application form
- Attendance at course discussion meeting if requested by BMA Sixth Form
- At the course discussion meeting applicants must bring details of their predicted grades. If applying for an Art course please bring your portfolio of evidence.
- Closing date for applications is Friday 29th March 2024. Applications received after this date will be acknowledged and you will be placed on the waiting list.
6 GCSEs including English Language and maths, at grades 6 or above.
A minimum of grade 6 in the subjects that you wish to study at A level (or their nearest equivalent). Some A levels require a minimum of GCSE grade 7. See individual course guides for further detail.
Our policy is to ensure that all students accepted in the sixth form are placed on appropriate courses where they are likely to succeed. For this reason, we require all students to attend a meeting with a member of the Sixth Form Team to discuss the most suitable courses of study based on their expected GCSE results.
In accordance with legislation the allocation of places for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (Children and Families Act 2014) naming the school in the plan will take place first. Remaining places will be allocated in accordance with this policy.
If there are more applications than places available we will apply the oversubscription criteria listed below. The oversubscription criteria are listed in the order we apply them. If it is necessary to distinguish between more than one applicant in any criteria, the next criteria will be applied until the tie-breaker is used. If the numbers of applications exceed the PAN, the following oversubscription criteria will apply:
- Looked after children and all previously looked after children. A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order including those who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
- A child with a sibling on roll at the time of admission. Siblings include a brother or sister who share the same parents; a half-brother, half-sister or legally adopted child living at the same address; a child looked after by a local authority placed in a foster family with other school age children; a stepchild or children who are not related but live as a family unit, where parents both live at the same address as the child.
- Other children
If the school becomes oversubscribed in either criteria 2 or 3 above a tie-break is needed to determine who is admitted, we will first prioritise those living closest to the school for admission. We will use the Newham Geographical Information System (GIS) to calculate the distance from your child’s home (the centroid point of the property) to school (the main entrance to the primary or secondary school respectively). For more information on calculation methods please see Newham’s secondary and primary brochures. If it is not possible to distinguish between applicants because they live exactly the same distance from the school, we will first prioritise children who are eligible for the pupil premium. The following are eligible for the pupil premium:
- looked after children, children registered as eligible for free school meals or who are eligible to be registered for free school meals.
- Where there are two or more applications that cannot otherwise be separated, a randomiser will be used to decide who is allocated a place.
Multiple Births and Brothers and Sisters in the Same Year Group
If twins or multiple birth children are split by operation of the oversubscription criteria, the school will go above its published admission number to accommodate all children unless this would make the class too large and prejudice the education of the other children.
BMA's Published Admissions Number for Year 12 is 120.
BMA has capacity for 240 students in the sixth form, with 120 places in Year 12. 20 places will be made available for external applicants. The remaining 100 places will be made available for BMA students progressing from year 11 and the academy will not admit additional external applicants to its sixth form unless undersubscribed by its own students.
View our Sixth Form Prospectus