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Sixth Form Curriculum

Key stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

  • At Key Stage 5 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.  Students have to attend mathematics and/or English GCSE retake classes if they did not achieve a grade C in these subjects in year 11.


A Level Pathway

  • 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, both at least a minimum of grade 4. BTEC qualifications will count as one subject and must be graded a Distinction or above.
  • To study Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Combined English, English Literature and Mathematics a GCSE grade B or grade 6 is required.
  • (Please note: To study Biology, Chemistry or Physics, students must have studied either Triple or Additional Science)


BTEC Pathway/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 one subject.  A minimum of grade 4 is required in both English and Maths.
  • Please note: The entrance criteria are for guidance purposes only. Following the publication of examination results, each applicant will be assessed for their suitability on an individual basis.

Sixth Form Curriculum 2017-2018

(Initial Version prior to option choices)