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Specialist Sixth Form Curriculum Pathways

In the Sixth Form, academic and vocational subjects are available at both Level 2 and Level 3, alongside a wide range of additional activities, and students are provided with individualised programmes. The Sixth Form blocking model changes every year to try to accommodate as many students’ requests as possible.

Level 3 Pathways

Choose these if you've achieved (or think you will achieve) a Grade 4/5 or above in Year 11

Accountancy

LEVEL 3 AAT

Advanced Diploma in Accounting. 

Students will learn and master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts. They will also understand business issues regarding value added tax (VAT), issues in business, management accounting costing techniques...

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...

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...

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...

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... 

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...

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...

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…

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... 

Law

A LEVEL

Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today’s society and raises awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. 

By learning about legal rules and how they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills...

Music Technology

RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology 

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

Psychology

A LEVEL

Students will be introduced to a range of psychological topics including memory, attachment, social influence, biopsychology and psychopathology. In addition to this they will develop knowledge and understanding of psychological research and the different approaches in psychology... 

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..

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...

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...

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...

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...

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... 

Level 2 Specialist Pathways & Resits

Accountancy

LEVEL AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. 

Students develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. They use accounting software and develop professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace...

Vehicle Technology

LEVEL 2 AWARD 

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... 

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.

Agricultural Engineering

LEVEL 2 AWARD 

Modern land-based engineering is not just about building larger and more powerful tractors and farm machinery. The skills required include robotics, computer-based imaging, GPS technology, science-based solutions, climate forecasting, technological solutions, environmental controls...

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.

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