There are a whole range of courses on offer in the Sixth Form. It very important to select the right courses but what does that mean?
You should choose courses that will allow you to move onto the career or studies you are targeting in the future. Some degree courses require particular A Levels and grades, so do your research! Try to pick subjects that you will enjoy, talk to students and teachers about what courses involve. Pick courses where you will be able to be successful. Look at your last review, talk to your subject teachers, attend your Sixth Form interview and listen to the advice offered. All of this will give you information about the best pathway for you.
What courses are available?
Post 16 courses are changing and A Level courses will be two year courses with final exams at the end of the two years.
A Level – 2 year course.
Level 3 Courses – these are two year courses which will give students the opportunity to achieve an award equivalent to 1 A Level. They can be taken in combination with other Level 3 courses.
English & Maths GCSE at Sixth Form
It is important to hold GCSEs in English and Maths at least at Grade 4 or above, some university courses specify a Grade 5 or above. In Sixth Form we expect students who do not have these qualifications to resit. Students will attend timetabled lessons and may be asked to attend intensive courses outside of lessons.