We provide 3 recommended pathways of study which are determined by a student's prior attainment at GCSE. The following provides guidance for each pathway. However, students should also consider the Course Entry Requirements.
4 A LEVELS PATHWAY
6 GCESs at Grade 8 or above.
Students will be able to select 4 A Level subjects to study.
3 A LEVELS PATHWAY
6 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above.
Students will be able to select 3 A Level subjects to study.
5 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above.
Students following the combination pathway will be able to select either 2 A Levels and single award BTec / CTec course or 1 A Level and a double award BTec / CTec course.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
Students are required to achieve a minimum GCSE Grade of 5 in English1 and Maths for entry to the Sixth Form. In addition to this, students must also meet any subject specific entry requirements listed below:
|SUBJECT||MINIMUM GCSE GRADE||OTHER REQUIREMENTS|
|BTec Music Performance||Grade 6||Grade 5 in Performance|
|BTec Applied Science||Grade 5,5|
|CTec Sport & Physical Activity||Grade 5|
|Core Maths3||Grade 5-6|
|Art & Design||Grade 7|
|Chemistry||Grade 7*||Grade 6 in Maths|
|Computer Science||Grade 6||#|
|D&T: Product Design||Grade 5|
|Drama & Theatre||Grade 6|
|English Literature||Grade 6||Grade 6 in English Language|
|Further Maths||Grade 9|
|Physics||Grade 6*||Grade 6 in Maths|
|Religious Studies||Grade 6|
Subject availability may vary and the school reserves the right to review it's entry requirements and subject offer at any time.
1 A minimum of a Grade 4 is required in English Language.
2 This is a double award and will count as two subject choices. Students selecting BTec Business should select one A Level subject to study alongside it.
3 Core Maths is studied in addition to three subject choices, is a one year course, and is strongly recommended for students achieving a GCSE Maths grade of 5 or 6 and studying: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Physics and/or Psychology. This can be studied as a fourth option for anyone on the 3 A Level Pathway or the Combination Pathway.
* Students studying GCSE Combined Science must have achieved the equivalent of the GCSE subject requirement in the science they wish to study.
# Will be expected to study Core Maths if a Grade 6 or above is not achieved in GCSE Maths.