Sixth Form – Available Courses & Entry Requirements

Study programmes

All 16 to 19 year old students are funded for an individual study programme. Most study programmes have a core aim.

The study programme is tailored to each student, has a clear study or employment goal reflecting the student’s prior attainment, and includes:

  • substantial qualifications or work experience
  • maths and English for students who have not achieved grade A*-C/9 to 4 GCSE in these subjects
  • high quality work experience or work preparation
  • added value non-qualification activity that supports the students’ goals and is integrated into the study programme
SUBJECTA LEVEL REQUIREMENT
A-Level SubjectsMinimum GCSE Grade & Subject (s) – ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 5 GOOD GSCEs
MathsGrade A GCSE Maths
SpanishGrade B in GCSE Spanish (preferabley an A)
English LiteratureGrade B GCSE English
BiologyGrade B  Double Award Science or CBB Separate Sciences
ChemistryGrade B Chemistry or Double Award Science AND Maths grade B (preferably an A)
PhysicsGrade B in Physics or Science Double Award AND Maths grade B (preferably an A)
GeographyGrade B GCSE Geography or grade B in Humanities or Science subject
HistoryGrade B GCSE History or grade B in Humanities or English
ICT (Applied)Grade C GCSE
LawGrade B GCSE English or History
PsychologyGrade B Science(s) AND grade B in English
SociologyGrade B GCSE English
Media StudiesGrade C in English
ArtGrade B in GCSE Art
PhotographyEither GCSE Art grade B or BTEC Media Level 2 at a Merit
Product DesignGrade B in a GCSE Art subject
BTEC SubjectsMinimum GCSE Grade & Subject (s) – ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 3 GOOD GCSES
SportGrade C in either Biology, Science, P.E or BTEC Level 2 Sport at a Merit
ArtGrade C in GCSE Art and least two others
BusinessGrade C in either GCSE English & Maths or a minimum of a Merit in BTEC level 2 Business
Health & Social CareGrade C in English & Science (Double award or separate sciences)
DramaGrade C in English and at least two others
MusicGrade C in English or Maths and at least two others