We offer a variety of learning pathways to our Post-16 students and details of these individual courses can be found on the insert in the 2018 Sixth Form course guide.
As guidance however, for A Level study, most of our students study three linear A Level subjects throughout their time with us. Those students with exceptional grades at GCSE, may decide through advice and support from the Sixth Form Team, to study four subjects. In addition students may also study an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is equivalent to half an A level.
An alternative pathway is for students to work towards a BTEC (Level 2) Diploma in Year 12 – a qualification which equates to 4 GCSEs, and which would then allow access to more advanced A Level courses in the following years. Resit classes in English and Maths GCSE can be studied at the same time as a BTEC Diploma, if appropriate.
I was given a chance to get back on the ladder when I was accepted onto the BTEC Diploma; I got my confidence back. After studying double business, I'm now thinking of studying for a foundation degree.