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Curriculum

Students in the Sixth Form will select from one of two pathways:

  • A Level Pathway:   Students will select 3 or 4 A levels to study over 2 years.
  • Academic Pathway (A Level & BTEC):   A combination of both A Level and appropriate vocational qualifications.

These pathways will be supplemented by additional learning opportunities which are aimed at supporting students with the skills required to be successful in their A Levels and vocational studies and beyond, in addition to preparing students for the demands they will face at University, in apprenticeships or in employment.

Additional learning opportunities include:

  • An additional “Plus one” qualification – Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Core Maths, ICT
  • Extended study skills
  • Enrichment activities
  • Work experience

 

A Level Courses

Specific Entry Requirements

Art and Design

Overall plus Grade 4 in Art.

Business Studies

Overall plus Grade 4 in Mathematics.

Drama and Theatre Studies

Overall plus Grade 4 in Drama and English.  If Drama has not been studied at GCSE, individual cases will be considered if all other criteria is met.

English Language

Overall plus Grade 5 in English Language.

English Literature

Overall plus Grade 5 in English Literature.

Geography

Overall plus Grade 4 in Geography.  If Geography has not been studied at GCSE, individual cases will be considered if all other criteria is met.

History

Overall plus Grade 4 in History and Grade 5 in English.  If History has not been studied at GCSE, individual cases will be considered if all other criteria is met.

Languages – French

Overall plus Grade 6 in French.

Languages – Spanish

Overall plus Grade 6 in Spanish. 

Law

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Mathematics

Overall plus Grade 6 in Mathematics.  Students will sit an algebra test in September and be given additional support if required.

Further Mathematics

Overall plus Grade 7 in Mathematics.

Music

Overall plus Grade 5 in Music.  Students must have studied Music at GCSE or be at Grade 5 on their chosen instrument. 

Politics

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Product Design

Overall plus Grade 4 in Art or a Technology subject.

Psychology

Overall plus Grade 4 in English, Grade 4 in Mathematics and Grade 4 in Science.

Religious Studies

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Science – Biology

Overall plus Grade 5 in Biology/Combined Science and Grade 5 in Mathematics.

Science – Chemistry

Overall plus Grade 5 in Chemistry/Combined Science and Grade 5 in Mathematics.

Science – Physics

Overall plus Grade 6 in Physics/Combined Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics.

Sociology

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

 

Vocational Courses

Specific Entry Requirements

Health and Social Care (BTEC)

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Science - Applied (BTEC)

Overall plus 2 x Grade 4 in Combined Science.

Sport (BTEC)

Overall plus Grade 4 in English and 2 x Grade 4 in Combined Science.

 

Please click on the link below to view our latest Curriculum Booklet.