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CURRICULUM PATHWAYS 

 
Please view the Coloma Sixth Form Prospectus & Course Guide  webpage for full course details. Our Curriculum Pages are also a useful source of information about your programmes of study.

CURRICULUM PATHWAYS 2022-2024

There are several Pathways through the Sixth Form.  Which Pathway you take will depend on your achievements in Year 11 and your intentions for education after Sixth Form. You must first meet the entry requirements for the Pathway and then the requirements for the specific subjects that you wish to follow.  According to the entry requirements below, students are offered a specific Pathway:

Entry Criteria:

At least eight GCSEs grades 9-5

Minimum of six grade 7’s or above

Including grade 5 in English Language and Maths

Pathway 1:

Students may study a combination of 4 A Levels or BTEC qualifications

Students must meet the subject-specific requirements in order to study their chosen subjects.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an optional extra available to candidates following this pathway.

Entry Criteria:

At least eight GCSEs grades 9-4

Minimum of four grade 6’s or above

Including grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths

Pathway 2:

Students may study a combination of 3 A Levels or BTEC qualifications

Students must meet the subject-specific requirements in order to study their chosen subjects.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an optional extra available to candidates following this pathway.

Entry Criteria:

At least eight GCSEs grades 9-4

Including grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths

Pathway 3:

Students must study at least one BTEC qualification alongside two other BTECs or A Level courses.

Students must meet the subject-specific requirements in order to study their chosen subjects.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an optional extra available to candidates following this pathway.

Entry Criteria:

At least seven GCSEs grades 9-4

Including grade 4 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths

Pathway 4:

Students must study 3 BTEC qualifications

Entry Criteria:

At least seven GCSEs grades 9-4

Including grade 3 in English Language and grade 3 in Maths

Pathway 5:

Students must study 3 BTEC qualifications and Maths and/or English Language GCSE

 

Subject-Specific Requirements for 2022

 

Subject If studied at Key Stage 4 If not studied at Key Stage 4
Applied Science (Level 3 BTEC)

Extended Certificate (Single)

   
Art and Design (A Level) Grade 5 in Art A substantial portfolio of work to be viewed by a Coloma Art teacher
Biology (A Level) Grade 6 in Biology OR Grade 7-6 in Combined Science

AND Grade 5 in Maths

 
Business  (A Level) Grade 5 in Business OR Merit in BTEC Business Level 2

 

Grade 5 in Maths
Business (Level 3 BTEC)

Extended Certificate (Single)

   
Chemistry (A Level) Grade 6 in Chemistry OR Grade 7-6 in Combined Science

AND Grade 6 in Maths

 
Computer Science (A Level)

 

Grade 5 in Computer Science Grade 5 in Maths
Drama & Theatre (A Level) Grade 5 in Drama Grade 5 in English Language AND English Literature
Economics (A Level)

 

Grade 5 in Economics Grade 6 in Maths
English Literature (A Level) Grade 6 in English Language AND  English Literature  
French (A Level)

 

Grade 6 in French Skills evaluated by a Coloma French teacher
Geography (A Level) Grade 6 in Geography AND

Grade  5 in Maths

Grade 5 in Maths AND

Grade  6 in English Language

German (A Level) Grade 6 in German Skills evaluated by a Coloma German teacher
Health & Social Care (Level 3 BTEC)

Extended Certificate (Single)

   
Health & Social Care (Level 3 BTEC)

National Diploma (Double)

   
History (A Level) Grade 6 in History Grade 6 in English Literature OR English Language
Law (A Level) Grade 5 in Law Grade 5 in English Language AND English Literature
Mathematics (A Level)

 

Grade 6 in Mathematics  
Further Mathematics (A Level)

 

Grade 7 in Mathematics  
Media Studies Grade 5 in Media OR Merit in BTEC Media Level 2 Grade 5 in English Language AND English Literature
Music (A Level) Grade 5 in Music 

 

Grade V standard on an instrument/voice OR Grade V Theory

 

Performing Arts (Level 3 BTEC)

Extended Certificate (Single)

   
Physical Education (A Level) Grade 6 in Physical Education AND regular participation in at least one sport Grade 5 in Biology or grade 5-5 in Combined Science AND regular participation in at least one sport

 

Physics (A Level) Grade 6 in Physics OR Grade 7-6 in Combined Science

AND Grade  6 in Mathematics

 
Politics (A Level)   Grade 6 in English Language  OR  English Literature
Psychology (A Level) Grade 5 in Psychology Grade 5-5 in Combined Science OR grade 5 in Biology
Religious Studies (A Level) Grade 6 in Religious Studies

 

Grade 6 in English Literature OR English Language
Sociology (A Level) Grade 5 in Sociology

 

Grade 5 in English :Language and English Literature

 

 

Combined Science GCSEs:  Please be aware that if you are studying Combined Science at GCSE, it is the full GCSE grade that is used for entry to the A Level, not the results from individual units/papers.

 

IGCSEs. If you are studying subjects such as IGCSE or other international qualifications not graded 9-1, please contact us for a breakdown of our pathway and subject requirements.