The Pool Hayes Sixth Form is Good.  Our results in 2017 placed us amongst the best schools nationally for vocational subjects and amongst the best in Walsall for academic subjects.  The ethos, support and aspiration within our Sixth Form makes it a great place to study.  Our students learn well, achieve well and use our Sixth Form as a spring board to Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment with us having a 100% success rate for students going onto further education, employment or training for the last two years.


All applicants must be 16 years old or over when the course starts.  Application forms are available from the academy.  All prospective students will have an interview and after the interview the student may be offered a place as long as:

  • They will benefit from a period of continued study.
  • They meet any entry requirements for the course they wish to take.
  • The course chosen has sufficient numbers of students to allow the course to run.

We do not allow students to resit a year.

Entry Criteria

The minimum entry criteria is 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above preferably including English and Maths.  If English and/or Maths falls below grade 4, students will be automatically entered into a re-sit GCSE group on arrival into Sixth Form.

 A Level Courses

You must achieve at least a grade 5 or above at GCSE in the relevant subject to study the course at A Level.

Maths requires a grade 6 at GCSE; preferably to have been in set 1 and to have completed the higher curriculum.

Sociology requires a grade 6 in English at GCSE.

All Science courses require a grade 6 in Maths at GCSE.

A Level Subjects

Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music/Music Technology, Philosophy & Ethics, Physics, Sociology, Spanish.

BTEC Courses

Children’s Care, Learning and Development

BTEC Subjects

Applied Science, Business Studies, Creative Technology, Health & Social Care, ICT, Performing Arts, Sport.

Note – a minimum number of students are required for any subject to run.

If you require any further information regarding our sixth form, then please contact Mrs Charlotte Mason-Wait, Head of Sixth Form & Careers Lead via