Getting ready for Sixth form

This advice is for all pupils who have applied to start Year 12 in Sept 2020

A level subject teachers have put together some tasks to get you ready for sixth form life at Balcarras,  With the changes to examinations at present this is a useful guide to help students prepare for starting A level courses in Sept 2020.

Thank you for your application to join Balcarras Sixth Form. The transition from GCSE to AS and A-level study is a challenging one, and there is no doubt that students who commit to completing preparatory work prior to the commencement of their A-level courses in September are able to meet these challenges with greater success. Please find attached recommended preparation work for the all the post-16 course we offer at Balcarras, including advice on preparing for your EPQ too. If you would like further advice or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me at

You can either view this document here (see below) or you can visit the sixth form/courses page of the website by clicking on the link here

Mr Leatherbarrow (Head of Sixth form)