Apply to CSMS

To apply for a place at CSMS, please follow the link below.

Why study STEM?

The most able students can opt to study a combination of Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and the Extended Project Qualification at CSMS alongside other subjects at the VI Form Academy. Supported study sessions can take place at either campus.


Students who take maths at A Level earn 11% more by age 34

By 2023 there will be 142,000 new jobs in the STEM industry and 640,000 vacancies in these roles

Every year 3.2 million jobs in STEM fields go unfilled

Applying for the Oxbridge Pathway

Within CSMS, the Oxbridge pathway is for students who are aiming for Oxford or Cambridge universities. These students receive an intensive package of support, including specialist mentoring, interview preparation and tutorials for the entrance exams and STEP assessments.

To apply for the Oxbridge Pathway you should apply to CSMS using the application pack above and indicate at your VI Form Academy interview that you wish to be considered for the Oxbridge Pathway. You will then be invited to a further academic interview at CSMS.


What grades do I need to get?

You need to achieve grade 8 or above in the subjects you would like to study with us, in addition to four further GCSEs at grade 6 or above.

Do I have to study all science subjects?

Not at all. We would expect students study at least two Science or Maths A Levels and an Extended Project but for your other choice(s) you are able to choose from the full curriculum at The VI Form Academy.

We understand that you may have interests outside of Science and Maths, this year some of our students have chosen to study A Levels in Art and French for instance.

Do I have to live in Camborne?

It doesn’t matter where you live or where you went to secondary school! We welcome students from all over Cornwall.

CSMS is situated close to the train station so is very easy to access from the rest of the county.

I want to study at a top uni, how will you help?

We work hard to ensure that our students achieve exceptional outcomes by providing cutting edge facilities and brilliant specialist teachers.

We also run an intensive programme of lectures and seminars led by visiting academics, which showcase current research. These challenge you to think beyond the curriculum; a key way you will stand out during the university application process.

What if I am considering an application to Oxbridge?

Students who are interested in applying to Oxford or Cambridge can apply for our Oxbridge Pathway, which involves an intensive package of support to fully prepare you for the Oxbridge application process.

Do you support people who want to study dentistry, medicine or veterinary science?

If you want to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary science at university then there is no better place to take your A Levels than here at CSMS. We offer exceptional opportunities to gain the necessary skills and experiences to realise your ambitions through our Veterinary and Medical Pathways.

Want more information?

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