Applying to Brampton Manor Academy sixth form

Watch
Jenniferheid
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
Ok so I want to apply for Brampton sixth form but my minimum expected grades are all level 6s, if I can work harder and get a good reference and achieve the grades on GCSE results day will I be able to get an offer. I’m not sure if you needed 7s and above for your real exam or for your predicted grades. I’m working way above my predictions but Brampton won’t know that sooooo do you think I will be able to get through to the interviews???? Please help me... 😂
0
reply
username3973192
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
(Original post by Jenniferheid)
Ok so I want to apply for Brampton sixth form but my minimum expected grades are all level 6s, if I can work harder and get a good reference and achieve the grades on GCSE results day will I be able to get an offer. I’m not sure if you needed 7s and above for your real exam or for your predicted grades. I’m working way above my predictions but Brampton won’t know that sooooo do you think I will be able to get through to the interviews???? Please help me... 😂
As they are a top school and are likely to be oversubscribed I really don't think they will accept you. However, looking at their admissions policy
they do offer late places if their current candidates do not meet their conditional offers. You may be able to apply on results day when they see how many of their applicants actually got the grades they said. Here is the extract from the admissions document
Name:  Capture.PNG
Views: 281
Size:  10.5 KB
1
reply
officialmay
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
I know a few dudes who got kicked out in at the end of year 12 because of flopping literally one subject. Listen one guy got AABD and they were like nope, you gotta go bye. I feel like that’s too much and pretty sure you won’t have much of a good experience there unless ur full on smart getting A* all the time and can handle the workload well. If u really wanna go there, maybe ask your teachers to change the predicted grades and appeal for at least one grade above - but this is only possible if you’re actually showing them you’ve taken the initiative to improve a lot. If those grades get changed, and you do well on the interview there’s a good chance you’ll get in. Good luck.
1
reply
username3973192
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by euphorism)
I know a few dudes who got kicked out in at the end of year 12 because of flopping literally one subject. Listen one guy got AABD and they were like nope, you gotta go bye. I feel like that’s too much and pretty sure you won’t have much of a good experience there unless ur full on smart getting A* all the time and can handle the workload well. If u really wanna go there, maybe ask your teachers to change the predicted grades and appeal for at least one grade above - but this is only possible if you’re actually showing them you’ve taken the initiative to improve a lot. If those grades get changed, and you do well on the interview there’s a good chance you’ll get in. Good luck.
I also know someone who goes there...
I mean used to go there. He left because of the workload and how strict the teachers were. But I suppose they gotta push students if they want to keep their results high
0
reply
Leviathan1611
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
I applied on results day and was below the entry requirements and I still got in with no interview.

so you should still try and give it a shot.👍
2
reply
sadasd23ev3
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by Leviathan1611)
I applied on results day and was below the entry requirements and I still got in with no interview.

so you should still try and give it a shot.👍
how is the workload is it a lot? how many hours after school do you study?
0
reply
Leviathan1611
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 year ago
#7
(Original post by sadasd23ev3)
how is the workload is it a lot? how many hours after school do you study?
it's quite a bit but it's manageable. however I'm a very slow worker (my brains just slow) and I procrastinate often so it's quite a lot for me personally.

school finishes at 2:35 and I study until 7pm, however it will be interrupted with the time taken to travel home and eat something etc. I go to bed around 7/8pm and wake up at 1/2 am to eat and study until around 5:30/6:00. so that's around 5 or 6 hours a day.

it's either that or I study till midnight then I go to bed.
1
reply
Jenniferheid
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#8
Is ittttt 😂😂 ok I’ll try but I’m still going to have to take into consideration the other comments too
0
reply
THEINDIANBATMAN
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 year ago
#9
(Original post by Leviathan1611)
it's quite a bit but it's manageable. however I'm a very slow worker (my brains just slow) and I procrastinate often so it's quite a lot for me personally.

school finishes at 2:35 and I study until 7pm, however it will be interrupted with the time taken to travel home and eat something etc. I go to bed around 7/8pm and wake up at 1/2 am to eat and study until around 5:30/6:00. so that's around 5 or 6 hours a day.

it's either that or I study till midnight then I go to bed.
what is the atmosphere at Brampton like and what are the rules like?
0
reply
Leviathan1611
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
(Original post by THEINDIANBATMAN)
what is the atmosphere at Brampton like and what are the rules like?
best way to describe it: happy/healthy/relaxed atmosphere

rules are quite strict I guess but I'm not that bothered about it, for example, you can't go toilet during lessons (it'd be locked anyway).
0
reply
THEINDIANBATMAN
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#11
Report 1 year ago
#11
are you allowed to go out during lunch?

(Original post by Leviathan1611)
best way to describe it: happy/healthy/relaxed atmosphere

rules are quite strict I guess but I'm not that bothered about it, for example, you can't go toilet during lessons (it'd be locked anyway).
0
reply
Leviathan1611
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 year ago
#12
(Original post by THEINDIANBATMAN)
are you allowed to go out during lunch?
no, you can't leave the school site. it's like secondary school, you have to be in all day.
0
reply
Unknownxmx
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 11 months ago
#13
(Original post by Leviathan1611)
I applied on results day and was below the entry requirements and I still got in with no interview.

so you should still try and give it a shot.👍
If you don’t mind me asking, what exactly did you get? Like what was your grade point average
0
reply
Leviathan1611
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#14
Report 11 months ago
#14
(Original post by Unknownxmx)
If you don’t mind me asking, what exactly did you get? Like what was your grade point average
1A* 5As 2Bs 3Cs, my grade point average was 6.4. I heard it's been changed to 7 now.
0
reply
emily.atk1998
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#15
Report 11 months ago
#15
I went induction today and it was useful. Did anyone understand what they meant by saying everyone does AS first? I thought we do all exams at the end of year 13?

Anyone from Brampton know which book they are using for Biology?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-Biology...gateway&sr=8-2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biology-Lev...gateway&sr=8-6
0
reply
Tolgarda
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#16
Report 11 months ago
#16
(Original post by emily.atk1998)
I went induction today and it was useful. Did anyone understand what they meant by saying everyone does AS first? I thought we do all exams at the end of year 13?

Anyone from Brampton know which book they are using for Biology?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-Biology...gateway&sr=8-2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biology-Lev...gateway&sr=8-6
I wasn't there, but some of this information can be found online. The sixth form's awarding body for biology is AQA.

Also, I believe that when they said 'everyone does AS first', they implied that students sit the exams for their subject's AS qualification at the end of the lower sixth as well as the exams for their A Level qualification at the end of the upper sixth.
Last edited by Tolgarda; 11 months ago
0
reply
A Revolutionary
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#17
Report 10 months ago
#17
(Original post by Tolgarda)
I wasn't there, but some of this information can be found online. The sixth form's awarding body for biology is AQA.

Also, I believe that when they said 'everyone does AS first', they implied that students sit the exams for their subject's AS qualification at the end of the lower sixth as well as the exams for their A Level qualification at the end of the upper sixth.
Yeah, I was there and I can validate that.

The AS qualifications do not count towards your linear A levels, so you would be tested on the same modules again at the end of year 13, but the idea is they can show externally validated grades to universities.
0
reply
A Revolutionary
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#18
Report 10 months ago
#18
(Original post by Tolgarda)
I wasn't there, but some of this information can be found online. The sixth form's awarding body for biology is AQA.

Also, I believe that when they said 'everyone does AS first', they implied that students sit the exams for their subject's AS qualification at the end of the lower sixth as well as the exams for their A Level qualification at the end of the upper sixth.
Yeah, I was there and I can validate that.

The AS qualifications do not count towards your linear A levels, so you would be tested on the same modules again at the end of year 13, but the idea is they can show externally validated grades to universities
0
reply
Tolgarda
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#19
Report 10 months ago
#19
(Original post by A Revolutionary)
Yeah, I was there and I can validate that.

The AS qualifications do not count towards your linear A levels, so you would be tested on the same modules again at the end of year 13, but the idea is they can show externally validated grades to universities.
Yeah, I already knew that aha. I think they use a much more effective system.
0
reply
A Revolutionary
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#20
Report 10 months ago
#20
Possibly, but I think for some people, the pressure of having to do certificated exams at the end of year 12, can be quite high
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

If you do not get the A-level grades you want this summer, what is your likely next step?

Take autumn exams (192)
46.38%
Take exams next summer (60)
14.49%
Change uni choice through clearing (94)
22.71%
Apply to uni next year instead (44)
10.63%
I'm not applying to university (24)
5.8%

Watched Threads

View All