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Freemen's offers GCSE students Sixth Form places ahead of results day

Freemen's offers GCSE students Sixth Form places ahead of published results.

City of London Freemen's School is taking control in the wake of the A Level results debacle and is taking the unprecedented decision to accept all prospective Sixth Form applicants based on their interviews and predicted grades, rather than waiting for GCSE results to be published.

Said Roland Martin, Headmaster "Given the outcry following the publication of last week's A Level results, and the undoubted confusion and downgrading of exam results that will be forthcoming with GCSE results on Thursday, I have decided to confirm all conditional offers held by candidates looking to join our Sixth Form as accepted, regardless of the outcome on Thursday."

"At Freemen's, our screening and interview process for potential Sixth Form students is rigorous and reliable. As an academically selective School with a proven track record in exam success, this demonstrates that as a school leader, I have more faith in our own selection process than that of the results that will be published on Thursday. So many talented young people have been let down by the standardisation of exam grades that we are taking matters into our own hands and will be accepting all candidates we felt to be of a sufficient standard to study A Levels at Freemen's regardless of their GCSE results. I hope this will remove some of the anguish our applicants will be feeling at this time, and enable talented students make the move to A Level study, based on our rigorous application process alone."

A multi-million pound investment programme is underway at the School with the refurbishment of the Main House at the heart of Ashtead Park into a new Sixth Form Centre featuring dedicated learning and social spaces.

This exciting new provision for future students - a visionary Sixth Form facility, which is nearing completion in the iconic Main House building at Freemen’s - will ensure that future students in the Sixth Form will continue to enjoy the best education possible.