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Choosing a programme of study can be difficult and confusing. It is important to be flexible as sometimes GCSE results may force you to change your original combination. Often students can be unrealistic in terms of their Post-16 timetable. In our experience, students who do not achieve 5 A*-B passes at GCSE seriously struggle with a full course of A Levels.
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OFSTED (December 2016)
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Here are our 2017-2018 Option Blocks
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When choosing your Yr12 programme of study you should consider suitable combinations of courses. You will be choosing 3 subjects to study at A’ level or BTEC Level 3 and your choices can be exclusively A’ Level or BTEC, or a combination of the 2 courses, depending on your subject preferences and whether you achieve the entry criteria for each course.
The subjects that you choose are two year courses, and cannot be terminated at any point before the completion of the course.
There are some combinations of subjects which are preferred or required by Universities as enrolment criteria for Degree courses.Examples of this are:
Chemistry, Biology (required) and Maths to study Medicine.
Art and/or a Design Technology (required): e.g. Fashion and Clothing and English Literature to study an Art Degree or a course such as Fashion Journalism.
Many students are not however certain of their career pathway when choosing subjects to study in the 6th form and in this situation it makes good sense to choose subjects that you are good at; that you enjoy and that will provide you with a broad range of knowledge and skills.
In addition to the 3 subjects that you study the majority of students will also take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during Year 12. This qualification enables a student to choose an area of interest to research and produce a final piece of work and is preferred by Universitites to the current additional AS qualification.
As part of the Sixth Form Curriculum all students attend an Enrichment Study and General Religious Studies lesson per week.
Sixth Form students have opportunities to take part in curriculum enrichment activities and community work for example being a member of the Fair Trade Business Committee, completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award, opportunities to attend Subject specific workshops, taster days and lectures.