New 2021 Courses!

For 2021 entry into our Sixth Form we have new course offers:

Economics: Speak to Mr Baker for all the details.

Politics: Speak to Ms Bearman for all the details.

Music Business: Speak to Ms Carroll for all the details.

Art: Fashion and Textiles pathway: Speak to Ms Ingate for all the details.

Art: 2 routes: You can now choose to study 2 art pathways, speak to Ms Ingate for all the details.

Digital Media: (Double course worth 2 A Levels), speak to Mr Freelander for all the details.

Double Pathway for Sport: Speak to Mr Clay for all the details.

Double Pathway for I.T: Speak to Ms Victory or Ms Gibson for all the details.

 

The Sixth Form blocking model changes every year to try to accommodate as many students’ requests as possible.

New Course Pathways

This means that we have blocked these to allow you to study a themed route of courses that complement one another...​ there are many other combinations, some examples below!

FINANCIAL STUDIES

BUSINESS

ECONOMICS

I.T

NEW Business Pathway (you can choose 3 or 4 courses)

NEW Fitness Pathway (you can choose 3 or 4 courses)

SPORT

Single (1 x A Lev)

SPORT

Diploma: (2 x A levs)

BIOLOGY

-

BUSINESS

-

NEW Media Pathway (you can choose 3 or 4 courses)

BUSINESS

I.T

DIGITAL MEDIA

Diploma: (2 x A Levs)

DIGITAL MEDIA

Diploma: (2 x A Levs)

NEW Creative Pathway (you can choose 3 or 4 courses)

 

ART PATHWAY 1

ART PATHWAY 2

DIGITAL MEDIA

Diploma: (2 x A Levs)

DIGITAL MEDIA

Diploma: (2 x A Levs)

Art & Design

2021: New fashion/textiles pathway

A LEVEL

Students can choose from pathways in Art, Graphic Design, Fashion & Textiles, Photography or 3D Design. The course is an intensive immersion into the chosen pathway and as such dedication to succeed and independence is key. Students can choose 2 art and design A Level courses if they want to pursue a creative route! 

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

English Literature

A LEVEL

In A Level English Literature, there is 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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

Health & Social Care

DIPLOMA

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 which can lead to employment or higher education... 

Read more in our Prospectus here

I.T

New 2021 single and double pathway

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. 

Read more in our Prospectus here

NEW FOR 2021:

Music Business or Technology

RSL LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA 

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

Read more in our Prospectus here

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... 

Read more in our Prospectus here

Sport

New 2021 single and double pathway

BTEC LEVEL 3 (Eqv: 2 A Levels)

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

Core Maths

LEVEL 3 

Core Maths is about students solving 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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

Extended Project Qualification

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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…

Read more in our Prospectus here

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…

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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... 

Read more in our Prospectus here

Sociology

LEVEL 3 TECHNICAL LEVEL

Includes: 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... 

Read more in our Prospectus here

NEW FOR 2021

Business

LEVEL 3 COURSE

Do you have a creative flair and a natural desire to seek out opportunities? Would you like to build your leadership skills, decisions making skills, and ability to communicate effectively with others? Are you looking to pursue your passion and jump-start your career?...

Read more in our Prospectus here

NEW FOR 2021:

Digital Media

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ( Eqv: 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?...

Read more in our Prospectus here

NEW FOR 2021:

Economics

A LEVEL

How is 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? 

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

Financial Studies

BTEC LEVEL 3 APPLIED AWARD

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

Childcare

NCFE CACHE Tech Level 3 

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... 

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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. 

Read more in our Prospectus here

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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

Level 3 Pathways (2 year courses)

You can choose many combinations from the below...

Level 2 Pathway & resits (1 year courses)

I.T

LEVEL 3 (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...

Read more in our Prospectus here

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.

Read more in our Prospectus here

NEW FOR 2021:

Music Business or  Technology

DIPLOMA: (Eqv: 1.5 A Levels)

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

Read more in our Prospectus here

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.

Read more in our Prospectus here

Vehicle Technology

LEVEL 2 AWARD (Eqv: 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... 

Read more in our Prospectus here

I need to find out more!

1. Book Yourself on some Sixth Form Subject Info Sessions

Scroll below and have a look at all of the courses, then click on any course you want to know more about and use the form to book yourself into the subject Info session. You can do this for as many courses as you like. They will all be on after school during Super 6 and you will be contacted by the teacher leading the subject to let you know the time and date for each session. They will be in November or December.

2. Look out for this badge!

All of our Sixth Form Staff and Leadership Team will be wearing badges on their lanyards showing you which subjects they lead or teach. Ask them anything you like in lessons or when they are out and about!

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