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Sixth Form Course List

Art, Design & Media

A Level Art, Craft & Design

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 40% Awarding Body, 60% College
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 usually be expected to have a GCSE at Grade 5 or above in Art & Design. If this is not the case, you can still arrange for an interview where you can showcase a portfolio of your artwork to demonstrate your potential.

A Level Art & Design (Photography)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 40% Awarding Body, 60% College
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 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 to demonstrate your potential.

A Level Media Studies

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 70% Exam, 30% Coursework
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. Students must also gain a minimum of Grade 5 in any GCSE which is directly related to Media Studies.

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.

A Level Law

Duration: 2 Years
Assessment: 100% Exam
Level: 3
Entry Requirements: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 5, plus Grade English Language at Grade 4. You will require a Grade 6 in either English language, English Literature or History. Students must gain a minimum of a Grade 5 in any GCSE which is directly related to Law.

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: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 5, including Maths and English. Students must gain a minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE Geography.

History

A Level History

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Exam, 20% Coursework
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. Students must gain a minimum of a Grade 6 in either GCSE History, English Language or Literature.

ICT & Computing

A Level Computer Science

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Exam 20% Coursework
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 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: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five 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: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five 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: Standard A Level entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 5, including Maths and English. Grade 5 is recommended in GCSE Science.

Science

A Level Biology

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 and a Grade 6 or above in Biology or Combined Science.

A Level Chemistry

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 and a Grade 6 or above in Chemistry or Combined Science.

A Level Physics

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 and a Grade 6 or above in Physics or Combined Science.

Sociology

A Level Sociology

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.

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.