How to Apply

To secure a place at our Post 16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at grade 5 or above and a minimum of a grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics.

All students will also need a minimum of a grade 5 at GCSE in any subject they want to study at A Level.  Certain subjects, such as Mathematics and the sciences, require a higher grade at GCSE (see subject pages for individual entry requirements).

If it is a new subject, not previously studied at GCSE, such as Criminology, Government and Politics, Psychology or Sociology, students must have achieved a grade 5 in English Language.  To study Psychology they also need a Grade 5 in Mathematics or be willing to study Core Mathematics.

How to Apply to the Post 16 Centre

Please click here to complete a query form and a member of staff will be in contact as soon as possible.

Please click here to apply online to our Post 16 Centre for 2021

Please click here to download the Post 16 Application Form for 2021

Please click here to find out more about our Bursary Awards

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information above in the Post 16 Prospectus, courses may be subject to change.  Additionally we may also be required to vary our course offer depending on the number of applications received.​

Application Process

Application Deadline – Friday 12 February 2021

Completed application forms to be posted to Mr Stevens Assistant Principal – Post 16 at Penistone Grammar School, Post 16 Centre, Penistone, Sheffield S36 7BX

​​Where the number of eligible external applicants for a course of study exceeds the places available then admission will be determined in accordance with the following priority of admission criteria:​

1)  Looked After Children or previously looked after children.  (A child who is looked after by the Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of of the Children’s Act 1989).
2) Applications from students in the Penistone family of schools, i.e. Darton College, Stocksbridge High School, Horizon ALC
3)  Applications from students from any other secondary school.

Where the number of applicants exceeds the places available within either of the two over-subscription criteria then normally priority of admission will be determined on the highest attainment grades in GCSE performance.

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