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Sixth Form Courses

Please see below the advanced level courses that the college offers in Years 12 and 13, provided there are sufficient numbers to make teaching groups viable.

'A' Level Courses - click to view

A Level Courses normally require grade 6 at GCSE - check with subject leaders for specific requirements.

It is possible to study some subjects to  AS level – this is assessed at the end of year 12 in most cases. 

Art

Biology

Business

Chemistry

Computer Science

Drama and Theatre - New for 2024

English

Further Maths

Geography

History

Languages

Law

Maths

Media

Music

Photography

Physics

Physical Education

Politics

Product Design

Psychology

Religious Studies

Sociology

LEVEL 3 VOCATIONAL COURSES - CLICK TO VIEW

A level 3 vocational course is an equivalent qualification to 1 or more A-Levels. Sometimes referred to as ‘BTECs’ although that is just one of many exam boards.

BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science

BTEC Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts

BTEC Certificate in Sport

BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in ICT

LEVEL 2 VOCATIONAL COURSES - CLICK TO VIEW

Level 2 – this is a lower tier of qualification and will give the candidate a qualification that is equivalent to GCSE.Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

Subject Requirements 2024 Intake - click to View

Subject 

Minimum GCSE/L2 Grade 

Applied Science (BTEC) 

5-5 (Combined) / 5 (Separate).

Art 

4’s in English & Maths.

Biology 

6-6 (Combined) / 6 (Separate). Plus, maths check.

Business 

5 in GCSE Business (if studied) & 6 in English & 5 in Maths. 

Chemistry 

6-6 (Combined) / 6 (Separate). Plus, maths check.

Computer Science 

6 in GCSE Computer Science (if studied) 4 in English & 7 in Maths.

Drama and Theatre

  • Grade 4 or above in GCSE English
  • Grade 4 or above in GCSE Drama or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts

       or

  • Experience of at least one performing art outside of school

English Literature 

6 In English Literature.

Further Maths 

7 in Maths.

Geography 

5 in Geography + 5-5 combined Science and 4’s in English & Maths. 

Health & Social Care 

4 in English & Maths + 4-4 combined Science .

History 

6 + 6 in English Literature.  

ICT (CTEC) 

4’s in English & Maths. 

Languages 

6 in chosen language.

Law 

6 in English Literature.

Maths 

6 on higher paper. 

Music 

5 or equivalent on performance instrument. 

Media

5 in English (either).

Performing Arts (BTEC) 

4 in Drama or a Pass in Performing Arts. 

Photography 

4’s in English & Maths. 

Physical Education 

6 in PE and 5-5 combined Science / 5 in Separate Sciences.

Physics 

6-6 (Combined) / 6 (Separate) and 6 in Maths. 

Politics 

6 in English Literature and 6 in Citizenship. 

Product Design 

6 in D&T: Metals, Timbers, Textiles, Polymers, Systems or Paper & Boards + 5 in English and Maths 

Psychology 

6 in English & Maths + 5-5 combined Science / 5 in Separate Sciences.

Religious Education 

Students should have ideally achieved Grade 4 at GCSE in RS or Citizenship.

Sociology 

5 in English.

Sport (BTEC) 

4 in GCSE PE + 4-4 combined Science or Level 2 Pass in NCFE Health and Fitness.

Travel & Tourism (BTEC) 

4 in English and Maths + 4-4 combined Science .

Potential Courses and Blocks for 2024 (V = vocational course):

Please use the grid below to help choose which subjects you would like to study (usually three A Levels, some students study four for the first year taking one to AS Level). Only pick one subject in each block.

We would like you to express your interest in any of our potential new courses when you complete the application form, these are:

12A 

12B  

12C 

12D 

12E 

Applied Science V 

Biology 

Art 

Biology 

Computer Science 

Business 

History 

Business V

Geography

Religious Studies

English Literature 

Photography 

Chemistry

Maths 

Health & Social Care V

Government & Politics 

Physics 

Music 

Media 

Law 

Maths 

Psychology 

Performing Arts V 

Sport V

Sport V

 Double Award 

Product Design 

Business

Physical Education 

 

Psychology 

 Travel & Tourism V

Sociology 

 

NB: V denotes vocational course eg. BTEC; course certification is A Level unless otherwise stated.  

Level 2 offer - Diploma in Business Administration