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Sixth Form Course List

Art, Design & Media

A Level Art & Design (Photography)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 40% Awarding Body, 60% College
Entry Requirements: In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English at Grade 4 - you will usually be expected to have a GCSE at Grade 5 or above in Art & Design or Photography. If this is not the case, you can still arrange for an interview where you can showcase a portfolio of your artwork.

Business

A Level Business Studies

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 5, including Maths and English. Students must also gain a minimum of a Grade 5 in any GCSE which is directly related to Business Studies.

EPQ – The Extended Project Qualification

EPQ – The Extended Project Qualification

Duration: 120 hours over 8 months
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Coursework & Presentation
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4.

Geography

A Level Geography

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Exam, 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: The minimum requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade 5, including Maths and English. Students must gain a minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE Geography (if studied).

History

A Level History

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Exam, 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4 - students must gain a minimum of a Grade 6 in either GCSE History, English Language or Literature. If you have not achieved a grade 4 in Mathematics, you will be required to continue studying this alongside your course.

ICT & Computing

A Level Computer Science

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Exam 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English at Grade 4 - a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths is required and a minimum of a Grade 5 in any GCSE which is directly related to Computer Science.

Languages

A Level English Language

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Exam, 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: The minimum requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade 5, including English Language and Literature.

A Level English Literature

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Exam, 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: The minimum requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade 5, including English Language and Literature.

Mathematics

A Level Mathematics

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4. For this course you will need a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics.

Level 3 Mathematics Certificate - Core Maths

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4. A Grade 5 or above in Mathematics is required.

A Level Further Mathematics

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4. For this course you will need a Grade 8 or above in GCSE Mathematics. You must also be applying for A Level Mathematics.

Psychology

A Level Psychology

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: The minimum requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade 5, including Maths and English. Grade 5 is recommended in GCSE Science.

BTEC Applied Psychology

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Combination of Exams and Coursework
Entry Requirements: The minimum requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 including Maths, and English at grade 4. If you intend to take Psychology at degree level, it is advisable to study Core Maths too due to the research methods component of the course.

Science

A Level Biology

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4 - you will need a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a Grade 6 or above in Biology or Combined Science. If you are not studying Maths or Chemistry you will need to study Core Maths.

A Level Chemistry

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4 - you will need a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a Grade 6 or above in Chemistry or Combined Science. If you are not studying Maths or Biology you will need to study Core Maths.

A Level Physics

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4 - you will need a Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a Grade 6 or above in Physics or Combined Science. You are required to take A Level Maths alongside Physics. This is because of the mathematical nature of the subject, and also because most Universities require A Level Maths to study a Physics-related degree.

Sociology

A Level Sociology

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements:The minimum requirements are 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4. If you have not achieved a grade 4 in Mathematics, you will be required to continue studying this alongside your course.

Applied Diploma Criminology

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 50% Exam, 50% Coursework
Entry Requirements: The minimum requirements are 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4. If you have not achieved a grade 4 in Mathematics, you will be required to continue studying this alongside your course.

Sports

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Sport

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Internally assessed
assignments/practical & externally assessed tasks
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 5 including Maths, plus English Language at Grade 4. Students must gain a minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE Sport/PE if taken. You will also ideally have an interest in human biology, sport and/ or physical exercise.