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Sixth Form Online Application

Applications to Fairfax Sixth Form now open

Please read the introductory information before starting the application.  Students will be asked to choose three subjects from the option blocks shown below.  

Sixth Form Application Form- click here

Fairfax reserves the right to withdraw courses that are not viable. All courses require a minimum number of students to qualify as a viable programme of study.  If we are unable to run the subject you have chosen, we will notify you to request an alternative choice. 

Any issues, email: Sixth Form Options

*Fairfax students: Please consider if you have a sibling in Year 6 who wishes to join us in year 7, you need to apply by 15th December 2023.

Closing date: 

Friday 23rd February 2024

Fairfax students who still wish to make an application after this date must speak to their form tutor first. 

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.


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 choosing Further Maths, this must be taken as a fourth subject, and you must take A Level Maths as one of your other options.

Courses are subject to course number viability.

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Block E


Computer Science







Philosophy & Ethics



BTEC Sport


English Literature

BTEC Health & Social Care



 BTEC Applied Science

English Language and Literature (Combined)








Design Technology

English Language

Further Maths

BTEC Music Technology


Sixth Form Enrolment

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

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. 

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