Applying for Year 12

How to apply

If you are interested in joining Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology in Year 12 to join the Sixth Form you should apply on MyChoice16 

Students from anywhere in the region can apply. Places are not limited to those living in Cambridgeshire; the main catchment area is considered to be the area within a 35-mile straight line radius of Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology. If you are currently attending a school outside of Cambridgeshire, please select ‘Out of Area or Not Listed’ as your current school.

Timeline of Events for Year 12 admissions with September start

July /  November

Attend CAST open evening, research courses and how these will influence your future university/career choices.

September – October

Meet CAST representatives at your schools post 16 information evening, have any remaining questions answered.

September – December

Complete and submit an application via ‘My Choice at 16‘. Your school will help you with this.


CAST guidance meetings for all first and second choice applicants

March - April

Offer letters to be sent to students


GCSE exams


Induction day for new CAST students


Exam results and enrolment


Start at CAST

View our Year 12 Prospectus here

For more details on the courses we offer, please visit our Curriculum area

Entry Requirements

Entry for Post-16 study at CAST is based on previous attainment as follows*:

A Levels: Minimum entry requirements 7 GCSEs (at grade 4-9) Sciences (6), Maths (6) and English (4)

T Levels: Minimum entry requirements 5 GCSEs (at grade 4-9) including Sciences (5), Maths (5) and English (4)

If you have any questions please email admissions@cambridgeast.org.uk Telephone: 01223 650393

View our full Admissions Policy on our Policies page

*Information is correct at the date of determination

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One of the main reasons I chose this school was because it felt that I was within a small community where I could meet new people and friends that could welcome me.

Aubrey, Year 13