Linear qualification: A two year course with all exams at the end of Year 13.
Entry Guide: 5 Level, 5/6 grades or more at GCSE including English & Maths and are required to take 3/4 linear courses in Year 12, with Level 5 or 6 grades in appropriate subjects depending on individual entry criteria.
Linear AS qualification: A standalone, one year course usually completed in Year 12.
Entry Guide: At least a Level 5/6 grade in GCSE subject required for most courses.
May be taken as well as a full A Level in some linear subjects, but will not carry UCAS points if the full A Level is completed.
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 including English & Maths to study these courses.
English and Maths GCSE Re-sit Classes (where necessary)
• For students that do not achieve a 4 grade 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.
Level 2 Courses
- One Year Pathway: A mix of Level 2 Vocational courses that lead to Level 3 courses in the following two years
- Level 2: Childcare
- Level 2 Sport
• Students achieving a mix of Level 2 & 3 grades at GCSE are best suited to this course.
• It aims to give students and additional year’s study before starting Level 3 Vocational courses.
Entry Guide: Students will be interviewed individually to access these courses.
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.