Our Post 16 Curriculum
We continue to adapt and develop our curriculum to meet the needs and aspirations of our students
and aim to offer a curriculum that reflects the range of ability, interests and aptitude of the cohort. When you are choosing subjects that will make up your Programme of Study, it is important that you choose subjects that you are interested in and enjoy. You should consider subjects that you are good at and which relate to your future careers aspirations. If you already have a university course or job in mind it is essential that you select subjects which will support these ambitions. All applicants are offered an interview to discuss the options available to them to ensure they can make an informed choice.
We offer two Post -16 pathways:
‘AS’ and ‘A’ Level Pathway
Art, ICT, Biology, Business Studies, Mathematics, Chemistry, Media, Economics, French, Spanish, PE, English Language, Physics, English Literature, Geography, Product Design, Government & Politics, History, Sociology.
To undertake advanced level courses you will require a minimum of five GCSEs in five separate
subjects at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics. BTEC qualifications will count as 1 subject and must be graded a Distinction or above.
To study Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, English Literature and Mathematics a GCSE grade B is required.
Vocational BTEC pathway (including Football Academy).
BTEC Level 3 and Applied Courses: Art and Design, Business Studies, Dance, Health and Social Care ICT, Media Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Personal and Business Finance, Sport, Technology—Design Crafts, Travel and Tourism and Football Academy.
To undertake vocational courses you will require a minimum of five GCSEs in five separate subjects, graded a D or above. Each BTEC qualification will count as 1 subject.
A minimum of either two D’s in English and Maths or a C and an E is required.
What are your next steps?
- To support you in the decision making process we will be holding a Post-16 Taster day on Thursday 18th December, this will be an opportunity for you to participate in a class room experience in the subject areas you are interested in.
- Research the options available to you; talk to subject teachers and also to the present Year 12 and 13 students.
- Mrs Davies-Hadley, Director of Sixth Form; Miss Wilson, Sixth Form Guidance Manager and our Aspirations Leader Miss Woodhouse are available to provide advice and guidance regarding courses which maybe useful for the career(s) which interest you.