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Silverdale Sixth Form: contextual statement

Silverdale is a mixed comprehensive with an academic sixth form of 400 students. Most students will take 3 or 4 A-level subjects, depending on their average GCSE score.

Some students may also chose to complete an EPQ as part of an enrichment programme.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students are expected to achieve at least a ‘D’ in the year 12 transitional exams to progress from Y12 to Y13 in a particular A-level subject. The transition exams are used to make predictions on A-level outcomes.