We offer two pathways leading to Level 3 qualifications. This is to ensure appropriate progression from GCSE and to maximise student choice of post-16 subjects. Our curriculum offer provides a degree of flexibility that enables each student to access courses that are best suited to their Key Stage 4 qualifications and future career aspirations. Every student follows a suite of substantial qualifications that stretch and prepare them for education at the next level or for employment
We endeavour to arrange option blocks to accommodate the choices of the maximum number of students whilst taking into account the constraints of timetable scheduling. We always endeavour to run all courses offered, however the group sizes must be viable too.
A Level courses
The Academic pathway focuses on traditional A Level qualifications and students on this pathway will be expected to select three, possibly four, subjects. These are assessed mainly through exams with coursework in some subjects. Students should have a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English and Mathematics. They should also have three grade 5 from other subjects. Other subject specific entry requirements may apply, see prospectus for further details.
Art and Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Design, Drama, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish.
The Applied Pathway includes BTEC Level 3 qualifications and OCR Nationals. These courses are assessed through coursework assignments and an external examination. On the Applied pathway students should have a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics.
Business, Dance, Health & Social Care, ICT, Public Services, Science, Sport, Travel and Tourism.
GCSE Maths and English
It is compulsory that any student who is yet to achieve a grade 4 in either Maths or English Language/Literature must resit the qualification until a grade 4 is achieved. GCSE resit opportunities are in November and the Summer exam seasons.