venue hire
Sixth Form Admissions

Townley Sixth Form Admissions Admissions Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form Online Applications

If you wish to apply to Townley Grammar Sixth Form for September 2024 entry, please use the link below to apply online.

Sixth Form Online Applications


Sixth Form Admissions

Townley Grammar School became an Academy on 1st January 2012 and is therefore the admissions authority for the school. Townley Grammar School is a former maintained grammar school designated as such under Section 104 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and the Education (Grammar School Designation) Order 1998. As such it is permitted to continue to select its intake by reference to ability. Applications for Year 7 admission will be coordinated by the London Borough of Bexley.

In September 2004 the school was recognised by the DfES as a Specialist School for the Performing and Visual Arts and in 2008 we were re-designated as a High Performing Specialist School. Our second specialism in Mathematics and Computing began in September 2009.

The published admissions limit for September 2019 was 224. 286 first preferences for the school were received by Bexley London Borough. The admission limit for September 2020 is 224.

If places remain available at Townley Grammar School after all students “deemed selective” by the London Borough of Bexley have been offered places, the Governors will adopt the principles and process of the London Borough of Bexley’s reserve list. Places will be offered to students in descending order of the aggregate score achieved in the Bexley Selection Test.

The current school roll is 1637.

Select an Area

Sixth Form Prospectus  |  Sixth Form Course Guide

Electives Guide   |  Entry Criteria


Back to Top


Back to Top


Back to Top


Entry Criteria

Successful candidates must have achieved both of the following to be eligible to enter Sixth Form at Townley:

  • An Average Point Score of 6.00 which must include English, Mathematics (English and Maths Grade 5 or above)
  • The overall entry requirements for students apply for two Performing Arts subjects and one additional A Level subject require an Average Point Score of 5.5 plus a successful audition and a minimum of Grade 6 in GCSE English
  • The overall entry requirements for students applying for three Performing Arts subjects require an Average Point Score of 5.00 plus a successful audition and a minimum of Grade 6 in English
  • If students want to study four A Levels they need an average GCSE Point Score of 7 or above.
  • We regret that BTEC courses and short course GCSEs cannot be taken into consideration

The school has an expected total number of 500 places available in the Sixth Form.

All Townley Year 11 students who wish to transfer to the Sixth Form may do so provided they meet the entry requirements set out below.

The maximum number of places available for external candidates joining Year 12 is 100.  If the school receives more applications from appropriately qualified candidates which it can accommodate within teaching groups, it may exceed that number.

In addition, all students are required to have at least grade 6 and above in the subjects, they intend to study in the Sixth Form, except, Mathematics which require a minimum of a Grade 7 at GCSE (8/9 for Further Maths). Science requires Grade 7.  (Exception being those students applying for the Performing Arts subjects as stated above).

The points score is based upon the current point system for GCSE full courses as follows:


Conditional offers are based on predicted grades; actual places are not confirmed until GCSE results are announced. This may mean that some courses become oversubscribed and if there are more applicants than places available then we will allocate places according to the over‐subscription criteria below:

  • GCSE Point Score
  • Over-subscription on a course
  • Being a Performing Arts School with a second specialism in Mathematics and Computing – greater weighting may be given to these subjects
  • Looked after children or other extenuating circumstances which we feel warrant special consideration
  • Siblings
  • Distance
  • Being a girls' school there is a limitation on the number of boys we can admit taking into consideration the facilities we can provide

Subject Criteria

SubjectCriteriaSubject Overview
Art and DesignMinimum of a 6 in GCSE ArtPDF
BiologyMinimum of a 7 in GCSE Biology (or 7 grade in both GCSE Core & Additional)PDF
ChemistryMinimum of a 7 in GCSE Chemistry (or 7 grade in both GCSE Core & Additional)PDF
Classical CivilisationMinimum of a 6 in GCSE English LiteraturePDF
Computer ScienceMinimum of a 6 in GCSE Computing (or 6 in GCSE Mathematics if Computing not taken at GCSE)PDF
DanceMinimum of a 6 in GCSE Dance or passed audition (if Dance not taken at GCSE)PDF
Drama and TheatreMinimum of 6 in GCSE Drama and 6 in GCSE English, plus auditionPDF
EconomicsMinimum of a 6 in GCSE MathematicsPDF
English LiteratureMinimum of a 6 in GCSE English LiteraturePDF
EPQExtended Project QualificationPDF
Film StudiesMinimum of a 6 in GCSE English LanguagePDF
FrenchMinimum of a 6 in GCSE FrenchPDF
Further MathematicsMinimum of an 8 in GCSE Mathematics PDF
GeographyMinimum of a 6 in GCSE GeographyPDF
GermanMinimum of a 6 in GCSE GermanPDF
HistoryMinimum of a 6 in GCSE HistoryPDF
MathematicsMinimum of a 7 in GCSE MathematicsPDF
MusicMinimum of a 6 in GCSE Music plus auditionPDF
Philosophy and EthicsMinimum of a 6 in GCSE Religious Studies PDF
Physical EducationMinimum of 6 in GCSE PEPDF
PhysicsMinimum of a 7 in GCSE Physics (or 7 grade in both GCSE Core & Additional)PDF
PoliticsMinimum of a 6 in GCSE Humanities subjectPDF
Product DesignMinimum of a B in GCSE DT Graphics, Resistant Materials or Product Design and portfolio seenPDF
PsychologyMinimum of 6 in GCSE Biology and in GCSE EnglishPDF
SociologyMinimum of a 6 in a GCSE Humanities subjectPDF
SpanishMinimum of a 6 in GCSE SpanishPDF

Back to Top

Our Adventures
Exam Results Exam Results Exam Results Faclilites Faclilites Faclilites Contact Us Contact Us Contact Us Term Dates Term Dates Term Dates
Good News!
Your child is eligible for entry at any of the below points...
Select an Entry Point