Students can choose to study A-levels or BTEC qualifications in a range of subjects:
- Art and Design – Textiles
- Applied Science – BTEC
- Business Studies
- Business Studies – BTEC
- Business Studies – BTEC Extended
- Computer Science
- English Language & Literature
- English Literature
- Further Mathematics
- Health & Social Care – BTEC
- Media Studies
- Music – BTEC
- Philosophy & Ethics
- Physical Education
- Sport – BTEC
Each type of qualification has its own benefits; both can lead to study at university or on to other forms of training and work.
Sixth form students are expected to choose four subjects to be studied in Year 12, which should then drop down to three in Year 13. Students can choose to study a mixture of BTEC and A-levels or focus on one type of qualification. We have high expectations and we will work with each student to determine which course best suits their learning.
Each course has its own entry criteria, which are explained on the course information sheets available at our Open Events or from the Sixth Form office. To study A-levels, it is generally expected that students will have at least five A*-C grades at GCSE (including English and maths) and a B or above in the relevant subject. Students will need to achieve seven GCSEs to be accepted on to a BTEC course.
We will take into account Year 11 mock grades when making offers in March, though all final decisions about specific courses will be confirmed on results day in August. Alongside their subject choices, any students who do not achieve in Year 12 a C in English or maths will be supported in resitting these.
Find out more about our Sixth Form.