Abbeywood School

Abbey Wood School

The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

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How to Apply & Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from all students wishing to study Level 3 or Level 2 qualifications here and across the Concorde Partnership.

Our entry requirements are

  • 5 A*-C at GCSE including English Language.
  • C grade at GCSE in a related subject to your choice of subjects (e.g. C in GCSE History to study A Level History).
  • Should BTECs be offered instead of GCSEs we would like Merit grades in your chosen subject.
  • High levels of attendance in year 11 (94% or higher).
  • For a student not to be on any behavioural stage at the end of year 11.

Some subjects have specific requirements (specific details in our prospectus)

  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics require B grades at Triple Science or BB or higher in Double award Science
  • AS/A2 Mathematics requires a B grade or higher at GCSE Mathematics
  • AS/A2 Further Mathematics requires an A grade or higher at GCSE Mathematics
  • Law requires B grades in English Language and preferably a B grade in a humanities based subject such as History
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French and German) require a B at GCSE in French or German respectively.

As an internal student already attending Abbeywood, you will complete your application form in your January Interview with the Director of Post 16. If you are an external student you can apply to Abbeywood Community School Post 16 using the application form on this website. We offer many of our courses in collaboration with other centres as part of the Concorde Partnership. This allows many of our students to access a wide range of academic subjects designed to suit their future needs.

When completing your application form we would like you to have a conversation with your home school subject teachers. Getting an insight into a course will help you make an informed choice about your final choices.


After your application is submitted we will contact you to inform you of an interview date (January / February). For external applicants we will be as flexible as possible and are happy to arrange the interview after school hours. Parents are more than welcome to attend if you wish.

Don’t worry too much about the interview! It is an opportunity for us to find out about you and what you enjoy studying at GCSE. We like to make sure students are making a fully informed choice regarding their future.

During the interview we will talk you through the option blocks and entry requirements (see above). Also, we will discuss expectations that will be expected of you as an Abbeywood Post 16 student but also as a Concorde Post 16 student.

The interview is also a great opportunity to ask us questions about the courses and what life as a Post 16 student will involve. We are not trying to catch anyone out and we aim to make the interview process an informative session regarding a student’s future.

After the interview we will send you a letter with the details from the interview such as;

  • What courses you have chosen
  • Expectations of being a Post 16
  • Next steps in the admissions process

Later in the year we will invite you in for a taster day in June / July. This day is just a taste of what Post 16 study and life will be like. We hope to make the day informative and fun as we can.

Then finally in August during GCSE results day we will sit down with students and discuss their final choices before finally students start their studies in September.

We look forward to your application and meeting you at interview!

Post 16 Application Form 2017-18