Level 3 Courses - Advanced and Standard Level

(A level or equivalent courses for two years – a full programme would consist of students studying 3 or 4 A levels)

Students will choose 3 A Level subjects or may opt for 4 subjects initially, dropping down to 3 once they start on the A2 part of their courses. In general universities expect students to have 3 A Levels and English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above.
The Subjects we are offering to students in September 2019 are:

Advanced Level (Level 3) GCE:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama and Theatre
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Product Design

Advanced Level (Level 3) BTEC:

  • Business Studies
  • Health and Social Care
  • Law
  • Media Studies
  • Sport and Physical Activity

International Baccalaureate Standard Level:

  • Film Studies
  • Information Technology in the Global Society
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Level 2 Courses - GCSE

For those students who are not suited to Level 3 Courses, will have the opportunity to study a range of subjects at Level 2 alongside additional training and a relevant work placement.
The Level 2 Subjects on offer to students in 2019 are:
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Course Entry Criteria

We do not have a blanket entry criteria to gain access to the Sixth Form. Experience has shown us that each subject area requires a different set of skills and therefore different entry criteria. To be accepted on to these courses students need to get the relevant qualifications. It is up to the discretion of the individual subject teachers whether students will be accepted on courses if they fail to gain the entry criteria. The main entry expectations are outlined in the 2019 Sixth Form Prospectus.