Overview

Although choosing Sixth Form courses appears complex, there are essentially five pathways which students typically follow. Each course has different entry requirements which are featured on the course pages. Guidance over suitable levels of study for individual students will be given at your Sixth Form interview. In addition to your chosen pathway all students are expected to attend their Guided Learning Sessions for three hours per week with their Sixth Form Tutor.

Additionally, an important part of any Sixth Form programme is to have the opportunity to reach the national level of expectation in literacy and numeracy. Sixth Form students who did not reach Level 2 in English and Mathematics at the end of Year 11 will continue with GCSE or equivalent qualifications.

YOUR STUDY PATHWAYS:

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Pathway 3

Pathway 4

Pathway 5

A Levels

(Level 3)

A Levels & BTECs

(Level 3)

BTECs

(Level 3)

BTECs & IBCP

(Level 3)

Vocational

(Level 1-3)

You are expected to select 3 or 4 courses, each being taught across 4½ hours per week. You will also attend Guided Learning for 3 hours per week with your Sixth Form tutor.

As with Pathway 1, you are expected to select 3 or 4 courses, each being taught across 4½ hours per week. You will also attend Guided Learning for 3 hours per week with your Sixth Form tutor.

As with Pathways 1 & 2, you are expected to select 3 or 4 courses, each being taught across 4½ hours per week. You will also attend Guided Learning for 3 hours per week with your Sixth Form tutor.

To achieve the IBCP, you should choose 2 IB Diploma courses (from a choice of 5), alongside 2 BTEC courses (either 2 BTEC Extended Certificates or 1 BTEC Diploma). You will also attend IB Core sessions for 3 hours a week.

You will choose 1 of the vocational pathways: catering, hairdressing, or beauty. Alternatively, you could choose 1 of the 3 sports academy programmes. Course tutors will guide you as to the most suitable option.

The Sports Academies work alongside your course choices in Pathways 1, 2 & 3. For example, a common combination sees students taking BTEC National Diploma in Sport alongside the Rugby Academy programme.