Post 16 Study Pathways

A Level


Linear qualification. A two year course with all exams at the end of Year 13.

Entry Guide: 5, Level 5 grades or more at GCSE are required to take 4 linear courses in Year 12, with Level 5 or 6 grades in appropriate subjects depending on individual entry criteria.

For those choosing 3 or fewer linear subjects a minimum grade 5 in the appropriate subject is required.

LEVEL 3
Vocational Subjects


• Mainly coursework based and modular in nature, these courses are designed to develop student’s skills as well as knowledge. 75% coursework and 25% exam assessed in both Year 12 and 13.

• Units add together to create the final grade over two years.

• A Level equivalent qualification carrying the same UCAS points as A Levels but are graded as Pass(E), Merit (C), Distinction (A) or Distinction* (A*).

Entry Guide: Students require 5 level 4 grades and above to study these courses.

LEVEL 2
Vocational Subjects


Linear qualifications. A standalone, one year course usually completed in Year 12. Students will complete a number of units focused on work based learning.

Entry Guide: Level 2 & 3 grades in GCSE subjects.

Students on this course will go on to either Level 3 study in school or college, or take up higher level apprenticeships.

English and Maths GCSE Re-sit Classes (where necessary)


• For students that do not achieve a 4 grade pass in Year 11.
• It is compulsory for students who do not achieve Level 4 in either English or Maths to take re-sit classes in the Sixth Form.
• Students will receive 4 hours of tuition in each re-sit class per fortnight and can re-sit the exam in either November or June.

Futures Courses: Medics, Scientists (TASC), Teachers, Oxbridge, Sports Science courses and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)


• These sit alongside A Level and Vocational subjects and are extra, optional courses that are designed to give students a broader experience of their subjects away from the exam curriculum.
• Valuable for university applications as it demonstrates a wider interest in chosen subjects.

Super-Curriculum Opportunities


• These sit alongside A Level and Vocational subjects and are extra, optional courses that are designed to give students a broader experience away from the exam curriculum.
• Courses include Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards ( both liquid and Solid), Winter Skills, EPQ, Nuffield Science Awards, Work Experience, MOOCS (Online short courses run by universities and volunteering opportunities
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