Sixth Form Curriculum

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Sixth Form Curriculum 2019-06-25T22:37:22+00:00

Please view the Sixth Form Prospectus for full course details, pathways and entry requirements. Our Curriculum Pages are also a useful source of information about your programmes of study.

                                    Our Year 12 Option Blocks for 2019 Entry are as follows

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Biology Biology Biology Art
Business Chemistry English Literature Biology
Business  BTEC Drama & Theatre German Chemistry
Chemistry English  Literature Maths Economics
Computer Science Health & Social Care BTEC (single) Media Studies French
Geography History PE History
Government & Politics Maths Psychology Law
Health & Social Care BTEC (double) Physics Religious Studies Maths
Music   Sociology Psychology
Psychology   Spanish Sociology

You may only choose one subject per option block.

 

                                                 CURRICULUM PATHWAYS 2019-2021

In order to be considered for a place in the Sixth Form, all candidates must meet the minimum level of attainment at GCSE for the pathway they propose to follow. This is as follows:

Either:  4 A-level Pathway (EPQ is also offered during Year 12)

This curriculum choice requires:

8 GCSEs including

Maths at Grade 6 or above,

English Language at Grade 6 or above,

4 other subjects at Grade 7 and above

and 2 other subjects at Grade 6 and above.

     

Or:          3 A-level Pathway (EPQ is also offered during Year 12)

This curriculum choice requires:

7 GCSEs including

Maths at Grade 4 or above,

English Language at Grade 5 or above,

3 other subjects at Grade 6 and above

and 2 other subjects at Grade 4 and above.

      

Or:          A Mixed Pathway

This pathway will involve at least one BTEC course which can be single or double with either another BTEC or one or two A-levels (total of 3 awards). This curriculum choice requires:

6 GCSEs including

Maths at Grade 4 or above,

English Language at Grade 4 or above,

And 4 subjects at Grade 4 or above.

   Subject Specific Entry Criteria

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

Subject Pathway Entry Criteria
Art: Fine Art All Grade 5 in GCSE Art.
Biology 3/4 A-level Grades 76 in Combined Science OR Grade 6 in GCSE Biology. In addition, Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.
Business 3/4 A-level Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
BTEC Business (single) All Mixed Pathway requirements.
Chemistry 3/4 A-level Grades 76 in Combined Science OR a Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry. In addition, Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Computer Science All Grade 5 in GCSE Computer Science at AND Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.
Drama & Theatre All Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature AND a Grade 5 in GCSE. Drama is highly recommended.
Economics 3/4 A-level Grade 6 in Mathematics.
English Literature All Grade 6 in both English AND English Literature at GCSE.
French All Grade 6 in GCSE French AND Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
Geography 3/4 A-level Grade 6 in GCSE Geography AND Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.
German All Grade 6 in GCSE German AND Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
Government & Politics 3/4 A-level Grade 6 in GCSE English OR Grade 6 in GCSE History.
BTEC Health & Social Care, single or double All Mixed Pathway requirements
History 3/4 A-level Grade 6 in GCSE History.
Law 3/4 A-level 3 A-level Pathway requirements.
Mathematics 3/4 A-level Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Media Studies All Mixed Pathway requirements.
Music All Grade 6 in GCSE Music OR Grade V standard on an instrument/voice OR Grade V Theory.
Physical Education All Grade 6 in Science OR Grade 5 in GCSE Biology. Grade 6 in GCSE PE is desirable.
Physics 3/4 A-level Grades 76 in Combined Science OR Grade 6 in GCSE Physics. In addition, students should have Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Psychology 3/4 A-level Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics AND Grade 55 in Combined Science or a grade 5 in GCSE Biology.
Religious Studies 3/4 A-level Grade 6 at GCSE Religious Studies.
Sociology All Mixed Pathway requirements.
Spanish All Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.

 

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.