Joining the sixth form


Tavistock College welcomes both internal and external applicants to join the sixth form. 

Students who are currently enrolled in Tavistock College school will be given opportunities throughout Year 11 to learn more about sixth form and how to enroll. We operate face to face interviews with every Year 11 student to establish their future goals and ambitions to determine if sixth form is the right choice for them. Studying A-Levels in sixth form is a stepping stone to higher education, apprenticeships and the work place. Students will gain a wide range of skills and expand their knowledge base on their chosen subjects.  

We encourage external candidates to complete the application form below or get in touch with the sixth form team as soon as possible.  We will be pleased to arrange a visit to the College so that you can tour our facilities and meet with our Head of Sixth Form to discuss your subject choices and future aspirations. External candidates will also need to complete and return the Devon County Council admissions form (S11) prior to enrolment.

frequently asked questions

What is the application deadline?

Both internal and external applicants should make their application via the Google form.  The application deadline for joining sixth form in September 2024 is the 31st January 2024. Applications are still welcome after this date by contacting the sixth form office on 01822 614231 option 6 or email:

Can I change my options after I have submitted the form?

Yes!  You can change your subject choices at any time by completing another form, or by emailing us. After GCSE results day in the summer you will have the opportunity to re-evaluate your choices in line with your results.

How many subjects do I need to take?

You will need to take three subjects, this can be a combination of A Levels/BTEC subjects. Some students choose to take four subjects, this can be very challenging so we advise you speak to a member of the sixth form team before making this decision.

Why do A Levels or BTEC courses?

A level and BTEC courses are nationally recognised qualifications and if you wish to study in higher education you will require these.

What happens if I do not meet the entry requirements?

If you do not meet the entry requirements on your desired subjects, the sixth form team will discuss your options with you. We will look at your future goals and try to establish the best fit subjects in line with your results to allow you to achieve this. 

Do you offer a Level 2 course?

We offer a 1 year Level 2 Pathway, which consists of a course facilitated by the Princes' Trust and a Business Studies vocational course, as well maths and English GCSE resit.   Entry onto this course will be discussed at Year 12 enrolment if you have not met the entry criteria for Level 3 courses.

Please refer to the Year 12 Option Blocks 2024 and course entry requirements

2024-26 Option Blocks.pdf
Course requirements 2024.docx.pdf
Devon County Council application form (S11)

External Candidates

S11 Admissions Form

Tavistock College admissions policy

Admissions Policy