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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

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...

LEVEL 3 AAT

Advanced Diploma in Accounting. 

Chemistry

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...

A LEVEL

English Literature

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...

A LEVEL

Further Mathematics

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...

 A LEVEL

Financial Studies

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...

BTEC LEVEL 3

APPLIED LEVEL

Childcare

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...

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Further Mathematics

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...

A LEVEL

Physics

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... 

A LEVEL

Religious Studies,  Philosophy and Ethics.

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...

A LEVEL

Art & Design

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...

A LEVEL

Core Maths

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...

LEVEL 3 

EPQ

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...

LEVEL 3
(0.5  A LEVEL))

Geography

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…

A LEVEL

Health & Social Care

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... 

DIPLOMA: TECH LEVEL

Double award equivalent to 2 A Levels

Law

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...

A LEVEL

Music Technology

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

RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology 

Psychology

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... 

A LEVEL

Sport

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..

BTEC

LEVEL 3 APPLIED GENERAL

Biology

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...

A LEVEL

Engineering

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...

LEVEL 3
TECHNICAL LEVEL

Food Science & Nutrition

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...

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Drama & Theatre

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...

A LEVEL

History

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…

A LEVEL

Mathematics

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...

A LEVEL

Performing Arts

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... 

BTEC

LEVEL 3 APPLIED GENERAL

Sociology

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 3
TECHNICAL LEVEL

Level 2 Specialist Pathways & Resits

Accountancy

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...

LEVEL AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. 

Vehicle Technology

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... 

LEVEL 2 AWARD 

English Resit

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

GCSE

Agricultural Engineering

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...

LEVEL 2 AWARD 

Maths Resit

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

GCSE

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