Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Joining the 6th Form in 2024

Thank you for considering applying to join the Sixth Form at Borlase. 

We welcome applications from both internal and external students, and we hope that the following information will provide you with all you need to submit your application.  We guarantee to offer places for 45 external students applying both in and outside our catchment area, but typically we admit around 100 external students.

Our sixth form applications are managed strictly in accordance with the Admissions Policy which we would recommend all students read as they consider their applications.

Internal and External Students

Our application form is now live: Please click HERE to set up your application account.

When You start your application you will need to ‘Start a new application’ follow the instructions and you will receive a welcome email that will allow you to enter your  email and password.

It is very important that the application is created by the student and please do not use your school email address (unless you are an internal candidate). Please use a personal email address.

Please also note that the application must be made by the student and not a parent or carer. We will ask for one parent/carer email and they will receive copies of communications.

Once you open your application form you can continue to update it and save your progress as you go. You do not need to fill it all out in one go. 

Applications close on 5 February 2024


You will need to obtain an email address for the person completing your reference. This can be a teacher or Head of Year. They will be asked to verify your predicted grades and comment on the suitability of your subject choices so do let them know you have nominated them to support your application.

Some students who may not have predicted GCSE grades because of the courses they are taking such as Scottish Highers or International Baccalaureate, or simply that your school does not provide them. There is a section on the application form that will allow you to tell us and allow you to submit grades from your most recent report.

When you choose your subjects you should look at the Entry Guidelines to understand clearly the subject entry requirements. You should be confident you will achieve the required grades for your chosen subjects.

Once you have completed the application form and submitted it, you will not be able to edit it, so please only submit it when you are happy that all your information is complete and correct. 

What Happens Next?

  1. We will look at the combination of subjects you have chosen and if, for any reason, we cannot accommodate your subject choices we will contact you.

  2. You will receive a letter acknowledging your application and confirming your chosen subjects. 

  3. You will be expected to attend the Information Day at Borlase on either the 26 or 27 June. During this information day we will explain the process of uploading your results on Results Day.

  4. If you change your subjects we will send you confirmation of your change of subjects, the deadline for subject changes will be Friday 19 July. 

  5. The uploading of results will use the same system as your application so please keep a note of your login details

  6. In addition to your results we will also ask you to upload a photographic ID and proof of your home address eg council tax bill

  7. All of the Results Day information will be published on the website.

We look forward to receiving your applications but if you do have any questions or experience any difficulty please do email us on

Please keep looking at this page as we will update information from time to time