Joining Us

Sixth Form Admissions

We welcome applications from Year 11 students at Ripley St Thomas and from students studying in other schools. Students commute from areas including Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth, Garstang, Preston, Pilling, Fleetwood and Blackpool. Details of travel links, including bus services, are available to view on the Travel pages. Limited car parking facilities are available for those who wish to drive to Sixth Form.

Entry Requirements

We require 5 grade 4s at GCSE including GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics. In addition, individual subjects have their own entry requirements.  Details of individual subject requirements can be found on the Course Information Sheets,.

Sixth Form Courses

At Ripley St Thomas we offer 23 A Level courses and 5 BTEC courses. Students take three subjects.  In addition we offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in Year 13.  Click here for Sixth Form Prospectus.


Sixth Form Open Evening

This is on Thursday 1 February 2018 from 5.00pm.  We invite you to come along to see for yourself the great opportunities that we offer as a sixth form.


When to Apply

Our admissions process begins in February, launched at our Open Evening on Thursday 1 February 2018.  Timetable option blocks will also be released at the evening.  At this point, prospective students can apply online or download an application form and submit by post.  Applications should be received by Thursday 1 March 2018. 

After receiving the application, Sixth Form Tutors will arrange an interview with each applicant to discuss their choices.

To ease the transition to sixth form we offer two induction days in June for students to experience sixth form life when they will sample lessons in their chosen subjects, practise study and research skills and receive preparatory work for the summer.

Key Dates

 Open Evening 2018
 Thursday 1 February 2018 (5.00pm)
 Applications for 2018 Open 
 Thursday 1 February 2018 (5.00pm)
 Application Deadline  Thursday 1 March 2018
 Induction Days  Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 June 2018
 GCSE Results Day  Thursday 23 August 2018 
 Enrolment Day  Friday 24 August 2018