Sixth Form Curriculum

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CURRICULUM PATHWAYS 2020-2022

Please view the Coloma Sixth Form Prospectus 2020 Entry for full course details. Our Curriculum Pages are also a useful source of information about your programmes of study.

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:

7 GCSEs including

  • Maths at Grade 4 or above,
  • English Language at Grade 4 or above,
  • And 5 other subjects at Grade 4 or above.

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

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 or 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 Language 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 Language 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.