FAQ

What A-level subjects can I study at Nishkam Sixth Form?

English Literature, Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Applied Business Studies, Economics, Psychology,  French, Spanish and Art.  The Extended Project Qualification EPQ is available during year 12/13. 

 

What GCSE Grades do I require?

We ask for a minmum of 5 GCSE’s at grade B or above, including both Maths and English. We also require a minimum of grade B in any subject you wish to study at A’ levels, if you have studied that subject at GCSE.

 

How do I apply?
Please visit our application form and brochure page to view and download our admissions guidance note and application form or please send in the enclosed form. Alternatively, please contact us on 0121 348 7660 and we will be happy to help. The admissions process is now open.

 

What are the Sixth Form Term dates and opening times?

Opening times will be 8.30am-4.15pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am-3pm on Friday.

 

Where is the Sixth Form located?

Please see the Location page.

 

What is the dress code? 

The dress code for Nishkam Sixth Form is smart business attire.

 

Why do you serve only vegetarian meals?
One of our core values is compassion to all beings. For this reason we would be untrue to our values if we were to allow any non-vegetarian food onto the school site. This stands for all staff and students members.

 

The school is part of a new movement which is seeking to offer students exciting alternative routes into higher education and employment. The Nishkam Trust is therefore engaged in discussions with employers and universities to plan courses and opportunities for sixth form students which accelerate their admission to work and higher education. The Trust is seeking to develop foundation degree courses, and is currently discussion to develop partnerships with leading universities, for students who would benefit from the additional challenge of working beyond A levels.

 

What do universities think?

‘We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage you to undertake one as it will help you develop independent study and research skills and ease the transition from school/college to higher education.’

– University of Cambridge

‘We believe that [the enrichment activities] can be the ‘extras’ that a student brings to the University, over and above the A-level results that secure them a place.’

– University of Birmingham

 

If you have any queries you can call our Student Admissions team on 0121 348 7660 or email us at admissions@nishakmeducation.org