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Sixth Form Online Application

Applications to Fairfax Sixth Form is now closed 

The application has now closed. 

Students of the Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust (Fairfax, Erdington Academy, Smith’s Wood Academy and Bournville) may still apply but will need to email Sixth Form Options 

Sixth Form Enrolment

Enrolment timeline:  GCSE Results Day: Thursday 22nd August. 

Fairfax students are enrolled into the sixth form on Thursday 22nd August after collecting their GCSE results.  

Erdington Academy students will be enrolled by a member of the Fairfax Sixth team at their school on results day. 

External students who are interested in attending our sixth form should come to the external enrolment day on Friday 23rd August from 10am, bringing their GCSE results with them. 

If any student wishes to change their current choices, they should email us on Sixth Form Options before 26th May.  Subjects can be changed on the day of enrolment, subject to meeting the criteria. 

Sixth Form Prospectus

Download our Sixth Form Prospectus for 2024 here 

Our new prospectus includes details of new subjects on offer! 

Fairfax offers a range of subjects, including the Russell Group facilitating subjects of:

  • English Literature.
  • Geography.
  • History.
  • Modern languages – French and German.
  • Maths.
  • Further Maths
  • Physics.
  • Biology.
  • Chemistry.

Download our subject offer, with individual subject criteria for 2024 here

Sixth Form Subject Blocks for 2024-2025

Students are to choose only three subjects* for their application. 

Students can only select one subject within a block. Please note that option blocks are set for timetabling purposes and subjects cannot be moved.

MINIMUM CRITERIA

Except where specified, access to our sixth form will be available to students who have a minimum of 5 grades 9-4, at GCSE, including English and Mathematics at grade 4.  

Students should not choose to study both Economics and Business Studies at A Level due to the similarities in the examination content.

If students wish to take four subjects, they will require an average grade of 7 in the GCSEs to be considered for four subjects, and must meet the criteria of each subject. 

Courses are subject to course number viability.

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Block E

Biology

Computer Science

Economics

BTEC IT

Psychology

Accounting

History

Philosophy & Ethics

Physics

Psychology

BTEC Sport

Art

English Literature

BTEC Health & Social Care

Mathematics

Sociology

 BTEC Applied Science

Drama

Geography

Law

Psychology

Business

Chemistry

Design Technology

English Language

Sociology

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