Sixth Form

Admission to Year 12 (Sixth Form) - September 2022

All students wishing to continue their studies into the Sixth Form are required to achieve a minimum of six grade 6s at GCSE, and at least a grade 6 in the subjects they intend to study. Most successful external applicants will be predicted higher, and subsequently achieve grades 9 - 7 (or equivalent A*-B) in their GCSE subjects.

Applications will open for September 2022 entry shortly. Please keep checking this page for the online application forms, Course Guide 2022 and the Option Blocks.

Each year Ripon Grammar School typically admits 40-50 students into the Sixth Form from other schools. Offers are made on the basis of academic potential, based on a student's school reports and their predicted GCSE grades.


Applications for Sixth Form places are made directly to Ripon Grammar School. Further information about the A Level courses offered can be found in the Course Guide which will be published soon. Please follow these links to additional information about the academic departments and information about our Plus One programme from a student perspective.


When these are published, you will follow a programme of either:

4 A Level courses from the option blocks below, one from each column.


3 A Level courses, from 3 different columns, and the ‘Plus One’ option or AS Maths, as detailed in the Course Guide


All applicants, for day or boarding, must complete the online  'Application to Sixth Form'. Those students applying for a boarding place must also complete the online 'Sixth Form Suitability for Boarding Form'.


Following our selection process, any potential boarders who are shortlisted for a place will be invited to an interview as part of the 'suitability for boarding' process.  All boarders pay a bond of £1750 on the acceptance of a place, which is refundable at the end of their academic education here. This bond is not refundable if you are offered and accept a place, change your mind before results day or achieve the grades for entry but then change your mind. In the event of a student not achieving the entry requirements, the offer of a place may be withdrawn by the school and the bond would be refunded.

A boarding place cannot be converted into a day place.

Further information on the application process, or any aspect of sixth form life, can be obtained by contacting our Sixth Form Co-ordinator, Mrs Emma Griffiths, by email at