Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AW
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Ewell Castle School

Sixth Form Subjects & Entry Requirements

A Levels and BTEC

Students join the Sixth Form from our Year 11 and from other schools and they embark upon a challenging and stimulating academic programme of A Level courses, whilst enjoying enhanced roles within the School. From September 2018 we have introduced a small number of BTEC courses including Business Studies BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.

Our purpose is that Sixth Formers leave Ewell Castle as well-rounded young people and experience achieving their potential - or beyond.  An important aspect of life at Ewell Castle School that makes this happen, is the relationship between Sixth Form students and staff and indeed betwen the Sixth Form and the whole School.  The quality of pupils' personal development is excellent. (ISI Report 2018).

Sixth Form facilities include; a common room and cafeteria with WiFi access, the Gadesden Library and computer suite. There are a range of opportunities for academic and personal development in our Sixth Form: from supporting school open events through to Model United Nations, or running an extra-curricular activity. We welcome students and their parents to visit our Sixth Form during one of the School’s Open Days, or, alternatively visit the School during one of our numerous Open Events.

Uniform consists of a grey, black or navy blue suit, creating a professional and business-like atmosphere.  The pupils are the oldest student body and as such, contribute to the whole school community.  We are proud of their appearance and conduct which reflects the attitude and leadership that characterises expectations in the Sixth Form.


Next Sixth Form Open Event - Saturday 26th January 2019 10am to 12noon 

Our next Sixth Form open event is Saturday 26th January 2019.  Please register in advance to attend.  Further details to follow nearer the time. 


Ewell Castle School Sixth Form Guide and Subjects Choices for September 2019

  Guide to Ewell Castle School Sixth Form and Subject Choices


    • Art and Design / Fine Art
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Classical Civilisation
    • DT / Product Design
    • Drama and Theatre Studies
    • Economics
    • English Literature
    • French
    • Geography
    • Government and Politics
    • History
    • Information and Communications Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Further Mathematics
    • Music
    • Music Technology
    • Art and Design / Photography
    • Physical Education
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Spanish 

A Level PE and Filming of Pupil Performances

A level PE has a practical component and forms part of the non examined assessment. Any pupil choosing to take an A Level in PE will need to provide video footage, showing performances in their chosen sporting activities.  The exam board suggest that each pupil has a variety of recordings of each of their chosen activities to ensure that they are able to show themselves performing at the highest level.

Reasons to Choose Ewell Castle School Sixth Form

  • Ewell Castle School feels like a family
  • Students "show self-confidence and are articulate" (ISI Report 2012)
  • The majority of our students gain places at their first choice of University or College
  • Strong Pastoral Care from a range of staff - from Tutors to Heads of Department; to careers guidance and library study support
  • Extra-curricular opportunities; Model United Nations, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, sports, music, drama, UK and overseas trips
  • Varied enrichment programme consisting of workshop-style learning to broaden horizons including preparation for university life and careers

Please click on the pdf to view the Sixth Form flyer.  


Sixth Form Entry Requirements at September 2018

To enter the Sixth Form, potential students will have an interview with the Principal and a lesson taster session.  Places offered are conditional upon GCSE (or equivalent) grades in public examinations. 

Our current minimum entry requirements are five A*-C  / 9-4 GCSE grades, including English and Mathematics. In addition a minimum B / 6 GCSE grade in the subject to be followed at A Level/BTEC is expected for most subjects, although there are some exceptions.  The table below summarises more specific subject requirements.

Art and Design - Fine Art: A Level Minimum grade 6 or above is preferred in Art GCSE
Art and Design - Photography: A Level No previous experience is needed but GCSE Art/Photography is an advantage
Biology: A Level Minimum grade 7 at GCSE
Chemistry: A Level Minimum grade 7 at GCSE
Classical Civilisation: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in English Language and English Literature
Computer Science: A Level Preferably grade 6 at GCSE in Computer Science or grade 7 in Mathematics and pass a Programming Assessment
Drama and Theatre: A Level Minimum grade 6 in GCSE Drama and a minimum grade 6 GCSE in English Language
Economics: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in English Language or English Literature and Mathematics
English Literature: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in English Language and English Literature
French, Spanish: A Level Minimum grade 7 at GCSE (grade 6 may be considered)
Geography: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE although grade 7 is preferable
History: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in History if taken at GCSE.  GCSE History not essential.
Mathematics and Further Mathematics: A Level Minimum grade 7 at GCSE or higher
Music: A Level Minimum grade 6 in Music at GCSE with grade 5+ standard instrumental performance on their first study instrument
Music Technology: A Level Minimum grade 6 in Music at GCSE with some keyboard facility
Physics: A Level Minimum grade 7 at GCSE
Physical Education: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in Sciences; GCSE PE is not a prerequisite - if studied at GCSE, minimum grade 6
Politics: A Level Minimum grade 6 History GCSE helpful as is an interest in current affairs
Product Design: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in Design and Technology
Psychology: A Level Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in Mathematics and English Language; minimum grade 6 in Sciences helpful 
Religious Studies: A Level Minimum grade 6 in Religious Studies if studied at GCSE or grade 6 in a related subject as such History or Classics

Business:BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level.  This qualification is accepted by universities as equivalent to 1 A Level)

Minimum grade 6 at GCSE in English Language or English Literature and grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics

Sixth Form Organisation and Team

Mrs McManus and Mr Getty are joint Heads of Sixth Form. They monitor students’ academic progress and supervise pastoral routines. They also arrange the enrichment programme, the development of student study skills and manage the wider social development of students. They are supported by Mrs Lawrence, our Careers Advisor, Mrs S Malost our Senior School Librarian and the Sixth Form Tutors.

The School operates a House system. All students are members of a House and are expected to attend all House meetings, participate in and contribute to House activities and support their Head of House and House Captain.  One Head Boy and one Head Girl lead the Senior Prefect Team.  Five Senior Prefects support them, with ten Prefects.  All Sixth Formers assist at School functions and events.  This not only creates the strong community in our School, but also gives students the chance to develop socially.