Application Process

We welcome all prospective Year 11s from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Dorset and Hampshire

Key Dates for Prospective Cohort 2023

– BSG 6th Form Open Evening on 3rd November at 6pm

– Applications Open for BSG 6th Form – 4th November 2022

– BSG 6th Form Taster Day on Thursday 17th November

– First Wave Deadline for Applications – 31st January 2023

We will still accept applications after this date but subject blocks are set from the subject choices made by those applicants that return their form by the end of January.

Students already at BSG will also meet with senior staff to discuss their subject choices and career plans. In the meantime if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us either by phone on 01202 526289 or by email to

Steps to applying to BSG Sixth Form

BSG Sixth Form now accepts Online Applications Only
To access our online application system go to Please see the video guide on this admissions page which explains hw to fill in the online application.

Current Year 11 BSG Students
Have an account already registered and must check their school email accounts for the login details.

Other Year 11 Students
Please go to and follow the video guide.

All detailed information about our courses is on our website. Please use this website and discussions with teachers about what courses you may want to do and may need to do to progress in your chosen career path.

The minimum entry requirement for BSG Sixth Form is six Grade 6s at GCSE (however maths and English GCSE must be at least Grade 4).


All students can pick up to 4-5 subjects but there must be no more than one from each block below (please note other rules apply below):

Art & DesignBiologyBiologyBiologyFurther Maths
BiologyChemistryBusinessChemistryCore Maths
Product DesignComputer ScienceChemistryTextilesCREST Award
EPQMedia StudiesEnglish LanguageEnglish Literature
EconomicsMusicEnglish LiteratureGerman
FrenchPhysical EducationMathematicsHistory
GeographyPoliticsMathematics (For further maths students)Mathematics
PsychologySpanishSociologyReligious Studies

You must select:
– A minimum of 3 A Level courses.

– You are recommended to select a fourth A Level or CREST Award or EPQ or core maths (if you aren’t studying maths).
– You are free to select a 5th subject but 5th subjects MUST be CREST Award, Further Maths or Core Maths.
– We will design a timetable during February to maximise meeting student choice, however in some cases, a small minority of students will not be able to get their option combination due to timetable limitations.
– We ask that students select 2 additional reserve choices which will only be considered by us if timetabling makes the initial 3-5 choices not possible.

Note: if you want to choose Further Mathematics A Level you must also select Maths A Level. Core Maths can only be selected if you are not studying maths A level.

First Wave Deadline: 31st January 2023 (FIRST WAVE DEADLINE PASSED)

On the 31st January at 3pm, we will close the free choice option list. After timetabling which can take 4-6 weeks the subject options will be placed into blocks.
We will confirm the course choices offered to each student by March 2023.
These blocks are then set and will restrict future combinations of choices by what we can staff from September 2023.
Therefore we advise getting choices in before the First Wave deadline to maximise your chance of getting your options.

Final Deadline: June 15th 2023

Up until the Final Deadline we will still accept applications, however course availability by this point may be limited and we cannot guarantee a place on any individual course when a student applies.
If you have any further queries about our deadlines and the process please contact us:

Subject Change Day

Results of actual GCSEs may change a student’s view on what courses they want to take in the Sixth Form. Students will get the opportunity to come in after their results to make these changes if they have met the entry requirements. However, subject combinations will be restricted by timetable blocking by this point.