We offer two pathways leading to Level 3 qualifications. This is to maximise student choice of post-16 subjects and to provide a degree of flexibility that enables each student to access courses that are best suited to their Key Stage 4 qualifications and future career aspirations. We endeavour to arrange option blocks to accommodate the choices of the maximum number of students whilst taking into account the constraints of timetable scheduling. We always endeavour to run all courses offered, however the group sizes must be viable too.
A Level courses
The Academic pathway focuses on traditional A Level qualifications and students on this pathway will be expected to select three, possibly four, subjects. These are assessed mainly through exams with coursework in some subjects. Students should have a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English and Mathematics. They should also have three ‘B’ grades from other subjects.
Art and Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, Government & Politics, German, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish.
The Vocational Pathway includes BTEC Level 3 qualifications. These courses are assessed through coursework assignments and an exam. On the BTEC pathway students should have a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics.
Business, Dance, Health & Social Care, ICT, Public Services, Science, Sport, Travel and Tourism.