We warmly welcome applications from external students both boys and girls. To join the sixth form, students must achieve a minimum of five GCSEs grades 9-4. Each subject has specific entry requirements and many require a GCSE grade 6 in that subject or related subject. Please check the sixth form subject options document  for specific details of course content and grade requirements. This can be found at

At The Holt all students  study three A-level subjects , however a fourth A level may be possible dependent on your GCSE results. We also offer a BTEC Health and Social Care course that can be taken as a double, alongside one A level or as a triple option, which is the equivalent of 3  A levels. If you have any queries regarding the application process or want to find out more about the sixth form please do contact or attend our open morning.

Current students of The Holt may apply to the sixth form using the SIMS app. Please click on the Options button  to make your 3 or 4 A level subject choices and a reserve subject.

Students wishing to follow the Health and Social Care BTEC may choose either the Extended Diploma, which is the equivalent of 3 A levels and they do not need to choose a reserve, or the Diploma, which is the equivalent of 2 A levels and can be taken with one other A level subject of your choice, with a reserve.

Please ensure you click the Save button in Options to ensure your application is saved.

If you have any problems, please email

External students, please would you click on the link below to complete the application form. Letters confirming receipt of your application will be sent out in January 2021.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 7th December 2020.