New 2021 Sixth Form Curriculum Pathways

For 2021 entry into our Sixth Form we have 5 new course offers, Economics, Politics, Music Business, Digital Media (double course worth 2 A Levels) and IT. The Sixth Form blocking model changes every year to try to accommodate as many students’ requests as possible.

Level 3 Pathways (2 year courses)

All courses have different entrance criteria, these are listed at the bottom of this page.

Art & Design

A LEVEL

Students can choose from pathways in Art, Graphic Designs, Photography or 3D Design. The course is an intensive immersion into the chosen pathway and as such dedication to succeed and independance is key...

Core Maths

LEVEL 3 

Core Maths is about students doing meaningful mathematical problems to increase their confidence in using maths to be better equipped for the mathematical demands of other courses, higher education and employment. Core Maths is the new Level 3 qualification for students who achieved at least a Grade 4 at GCSE and wish to develop their skills so...

Engineering

LEVEL 3
TECHNICAL LEVEL

For Engineering, there is scientific and mathematical core content as is required by both employers and higher education institutions. At the same time, the course maintains an applied/technical qualification feel where the maths and science content is clearly focussed on real world engineering problems as well as giving a broader overview of the world of Engineering...

EPQ

LEVEL 3 (0.5  A LEVEL))

Our EPQ allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on their finished product. We encourage creativity and curiosity. A project topic may be directly related to a student's main study programme, but should look beyond the specification...

Geography

A LEVEL

Physical Systems: This component includes ‘landscape systems’ and the ‘Earth’s life support systems’.Human Interactions:  Global connections and changing places, including topics such as global migration and human rights…

History

A LEVEL

the study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years Component 2: Democracy and Nazism,  A depth study: the study in depth of a period of major historical change or development…

Mathematics

A LEVEL

A blend of pure and applied Mathematics to develop knowledge, reasoning and logic which enable you to take a variety of transferable skills into Higher Education studies and the job market. The course covers a wide range of topics including Pure mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics...

Performing Arts

BTEC

LEVEL 3 APPLIED GENERAL

This qualification will suit any student who is interested in performing arts in any of the following disciplines: Dance, Drama, Music , Singing, Musical Theatre, Lighting/Sound/ Stage Design... 

Sociology

LEVEL 3 TECHNICAL LEVEL

Includes: Socialisation, culture and identity. 

Introducing Socialisation, Culture and Identity. Analyses how the media influences socialisation.  Researching and understanding social inequalities. Including Research Methods and Researching Social Inequalities. Understanding Social Inequalities -students investigate patterns and trends in social inequality... 

Biology

A LEVEL

A Level Biology aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to one another. You will become competent in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills as well as scientific method...

NEW FOR 2021:

Digital Media

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA (double award worth 2 A Levels)

Interested in any of the following: Photography, Image Editing/Compositing, Art and Graphic Design, Print and Digital Media - from Magazines to Comics and Graphic novels, Web Design, Blogging, Vlogging, Audio Blogs and Podcasts, Social Media - from Facebook to Tik Tok, Interactive Media, Digital Animation, TV and Short Films?

NEW FOR 2021:

Economics

A LEVEL

How is the price determined? What is the role of government? Why do we have a tax system? Should we have benefits? How did the founders of YouTube manage to create a business worth over £800m in less than two years? Should Burberry have moved production to China? Why is Toyota one of the few car companies to make any profit? What should be the key markets overseas for UK businesses? Should Amazon pay more tax in the UK? Are zero hours contracts acceptable? 

Food Science & Nutrition

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

This Level 3 qualification offers a wealth of knowledge about nutrition, the relationship between the human body and food, as well as practical skills for cooking and preparing food...

Financial Studies

BTEC LEVEL 3

APPLIED LEVEL

The qualification in Financial Studies is a comprehensive introduction to personal finance. Topics covered provide an understanding of financial services available to consumers and the factors that must be considered when deciding on such things as loans, mortgages, pensions and life insurance...

Childcare

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Provides students with an in-depth knowldege of the core areas in health and social care. 100 hours work experience required as part of the qualification... 

Equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels...

Further Mathematics

A LEVEL

Further Mathematics extends the concepts introduced during the Maths course and is aimed at students with a particular interest and ability in the subject. Students delve into more complex calculus and algebra, learn a variety of methods of proof and discover abstract concepts...

NEW FOR 2021:
Politics

A LEVEL

Lively, relevant, controversial... there are many ways to describe A-level Politics. There’s no denying that it’s one of the most interesting and engaging qualifications you can choose. 

Religious Studies,  Philosophy and Ethics.

A LEVEL

Includes: Religious beliefs, values and teachings; Sources of wisdom and authority; Practices that shape and express religious identity; Social and historical developments; Works of scholars; Religion and society...

Chemistry

A LEVEL

The course covers the topics of Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table, Bonding and Structure, Redox, Inorganic Chemistry and the Periodic Table, Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance, Organic Chemistry, Modern Analytical techniques...

Drama & Theatre

A LEVEL

This course emphasises practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding. Students are introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as they explore plays practically and work on performances...

English Literature

A LEVEL

In A Level English Literature, there is also a greater interest in the context of the literature, where students must explore and discuss the eras and cultures of the texts they study, so that they can fully appreciate, engage with and evaluate the work of different authors...

Further Mathematics

 A LEVEL

A-level Further Mathematics is designed to broaden and deepen the mathematical knowledge and skills developed when studying A-level Mathematics. It may be studied alongside or after taking A‑level Mathematics and provides a stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject...

Health & Social Care

DIPLOMA: TECH LEVEL

Double award equivalent to 2 A Levels

The BTEC Health and Social Care Diploma, is a 2 year course which enables students to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in Health and Social Care equivalent to 2 A Levels which can lead to employment or higher education... 

I.T

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

As a vocational course, students will investigate the roles of different professionals working in the application development sector of the IT and Computing industry in order to develop their understanding of the key fundamentals of this global industry. 

NEW FOR 2021:

Music Business

RSL LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA 

This course is designed to allow students to develop their skills and experience of a variety of production related techniques...

Physics

A LEVEL

The course aims to develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to one another. Students will become competent in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills as well as scientific method... 

Sport

BTEC

LEVEL 3 APPLIED GENERAL

As a vocational course students will assume the role of various sports professionals in order to develop their understanding of the key fundamentals of this global industry. Within each role, students will complete a number of mandatory units relevant to all aspects of coaching, sport development and fitness..

Level 2 Pathway & resits (1 year courses)

I.T

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN I.T 

(equivalent to 1 A Level)

As a vocational course, students will investigate the roles of different professionals working in the application development sector of the IT and Computing industry in order to develop their understanding of the key fundamentals of this global industry. 

English Resit

GCSE

Students who have not yet gained grade 4 in English and Mathematics are required to study the appropriate course and resit their examinations.

NEW FOR 2021:

Music Business

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

(equivalent to 1.5 A Levels)

This course is designed to allow students to develop their skills and experience of a variety of production related techniques...

Maths Resit

GCSE

Students who have not yet gained grade 4 in English and Mathematics are required to study the appropriate course and resit their examinations.

Vehicle Technology

LEVEL 2 AWARD 

(equivalent to 1 GCSE)

The automotive industry continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. New entrants to the sector need to build underpinning knowledge and specific skills required to meet the demands of modern vehicle industries... 

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