We offer a variety of learning pathways to our Post-16 students and details of these individual courses can be found in the Sixth Form Course Guide.
As guidance however, for A Level study, most of our students study three linear A Level or BTEC subjects throughout their time with us. Those students with exceptional grades at GCSE, may decide through advice and support from the Sixth Form Team, to study four subjects. In addition students may also study an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is equivalent to half an A level.
An alternative pathway being offered from September 2022 is for students to work towards a BTEC (Level 2) Work Skills Certificate in Year 12 – a qualification which equates to 2 GCSEs, and which would then allow access to more advanced Level 3 courses in the following years. Resit classes in English and Maths GCSE can be studied at the same time as a the BTEC, if appropriate. As part of this students would complete an extended work experience placement in their chosen industry sector.