6th Form Curriculum

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

For the first time in your school career you have more or less complete freedom in choosing the combination of subjects that you want to do, but your choice should be affected by your skills, interests, and future career plans.

We offer a wide range of subjects which include both traditional A Levels and vocational options.

ADVANCED LEVEL COURSES

In the first year students will do the equivalent of 4 AS subjects, with most dropping to 3 A Level subjects in the second year. There is flexibility in the way that students can combine subjects....

A typical traditional set of choices.

Year 12 AS Psychology AS Biology AS Maths AS French
Year 13 A2 Psychology A2 Biology A2 Maths

A more vocational combination.

Year 12 Single AS Health & Social Care Double A2 Health & Social Care AS PE AS French
Year 13 Single AS Health & Social Care Double A2 Health & Social Care A2 PE

(Please note that both of these combinations end up with 3 A Levels and 1 AS Level, and potentially the same UCAS points for entry to university)

WHAT ARE LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS?

For students who want to increase their GCSE level qualifications we offer the possibility of one year BTEC courses in subjects according to demand. You will study these courses as your main subject for the whole of the week giving you the equivalent of 4 A - C grades at GCSE level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A LEVELS

For A Level courses there is a minimum requirement of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE level, preferably including English and Maths. BTEC courses can also be included as long as you achieve Distinction or Distinction* level. However BTEC courses count as one award, for example a double award in Health and Social Care would only count as one subject.

It is also important to understand that some A Level subjects also have particular requirements that need to be met; for example to study Sociology you must have at least a grade C in Humanities. For those students who have narrowly missed a C grade in English & Mathematics at GCSE, additional support will be offered on entry to 6th Form in order to re-take examinations.