Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Admissions Questions Expected Answers
When is the deadline for admissions?  The deadline for admissions is Tuesday 12th December. We still take applications after this date, but use the information received in December to design our timetable.
How many external applicants joined Leventhorpe last year?                     The percentage of external students in our Sixth Form is around fifty per cent.
Where else can I find information regarding admissions?              Further information regarding admissions can be found on our website. Any queries should be directed to education@leventhorpe.net
Who can I contact at the school for information? If further information is required or an individual meeting is required with the Head of Year 12 Mrs Gower-Pimenta, appointments can be made by enquiring with the school at education@leventhorpe.net or telephoning reception.

Submission Questions Expected Answers
What is the A*-B rate at  Leventhorpe? The A*-B rate for our students last year was 57% and 33% of all grades were A*/A
How many A-levels can I take? The expectation for most students is that they will take three subjects for two years (some BTEC subjects are “double” and count as two of the three choices).  It will be rare for students to take more than three A Level subjects, but there is the possibility to do so.  A range of additional enrichment subjects will be offered in addition to the standard three A levels.
Typically what do I need to get in GCSEs to study the subject of my choice?                   Typically, most students will need a B or grade 6 to study a subject of their choice at A level.  Information on these can be found on our webpage or in the welcome packs.
Are there any other minimum requirements to access the Sixth Form? We do not have general admission criteria for entry to our sixth form, but instead applicants need to reach specific grades or levels in order to be able to choose particular subjects. We are a full-time only sixth form and so applicants need to have the grades to pick three subjects if they are to join us.

Induction Questions Expected Answers
When is induction this year? Induction will take place on 28 and 29 June 2018.
What does induction consist of? There are two days of induction.  The first gives students a taste of academic lessons and include our Fresher’s Fair, where students can get a taste for our extra-curricular activities.  The second day is mainly student led and focuses on team-building and our unique student focused ethos. This day ends with a BBQ, weather permitting.
Do I have to attend both the induction days? Not at all.  We respect your wishes but do recommend that you try us out.  We are very unique in nature and we love to be able to show this side of our school. You will not be excluded from applying if you don’t arrive.
My family are planning a holiday around this time, does this mean my application will be turned down? All applications will be processed regardless of personal situations.  Again, however, we do recommend that you experience Leventhorpe to make a reasoned choice.
What is an accelerator pack? On your induction days we will provide you with some exercises that, when completed, will enable you to go straight into your Sixth Form lessons, bridging some of the gap between GCSEs and your Sixth Form studies. these are also available on our website if you do not get them on induction days.
 
New A Level Reform Expected Answers
What is happening with the new A-levels? By September 2018 all A Level subjects will be on the two year linear structure. This does mean seeing through your commitment to study - which is why we have a period of flexibility with timetable changes in the first half of Year 12 in case you feel you have made the wrong choice.
What will Leventhorpe be offering students who join in September 2018? The principle offer will be three A Level or three BTEC units over two years.  Additional enrichment options will also be available.

Enrolment Expected Answers
What is enrolment day? Thursday 23rd August 2018. This is when you guarantee your place by coming to Leventhorpe with your actual GCSE results in hand. We assign students to classes on a first come, first-served basis, as long as they have qualifying entry grades.
Is there any difference for external and internal students? Our internal students pick up their GCSEs and enrol from 09:00, whilst external students collect results from their own schools and then enrol here from 10:30. However, we always have plenty of space for those arriving promptly, do not worry that subjects will be filled with Leventhorpe-only students by 10:30 – it is never the case.
What if I am on holiday for results day? We do not have a cut off for enrolment after this day, and you are welcome to get in touch afterwards, however it is likely that many subjects will be full by the end of Thursday 23rd  August.

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