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Pathways & Courses 2018-19

‘LEVEL 3 PATHWAY’

The two year Level 3 Pathway will enable students to develop their thirst for knowledge in a suitable combination of academic and vocational subjects. There is also a range of enrichment opportunities on offer for students to develop including student leadership and a range of clubs for student to participate in and thrive. Success in this study pathway can lead to a range of progression including a place at a top university.

‘LEVEL 2 BRIDGING PATHWAY (1 YEAR)’

The one year Bridging Pathway will allow students to improve key literacy and numeracy skills alongside completing a substantial Level 2 vocational qualification and effective work experience. It is a very successful route for students who would benefit from another year in a school environment to consolidate their GCSE portfolio in preparation for their next steps. Future progression from this route can include Level 3 study, an apprenticeship or employment.

NB. The Elite Sport Programme is available within the above pathways for students with exceptional aptitude in football or basketball.


PROVISIONAL COURSES FOR 2018 / 2019

Please click on the expandable sections below to view information on all the courses available to post-16 students in 2018-19.

Level 3 A-levels

Biology

A minimum of five GCSE subjects with Grades 6 and 6 or above in the Science. GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 6 are desirable but students who achieve grades below this will be interviewed for a place on the course on GCSE Results Day.


Chemistry

A minimum of five GCSE subjects with Grades 6 and 6 or above in the Science. GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 6 are desirable but students who achieve grades below this will be interviewed for a place on the course on GCSE Results Day.


English Literature

5x GCSEs at grade 4-9 including a 4 in Maths and a 5 in English Literature and Language.


Geography

A minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 including Mathematics with a Grade 5 or above in GCSE Geography or a Humanities subject and English.


History

A minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 including Mathematics with a Grade 5 or above in GCSE History or a Humanities subject and English.


Mathematics

A minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 including English with a Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics.


PE

A minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 including a Grade 5 or above in GCSE PE, English Language, Mathematics and Science. (If not studied GCSE then would require a Grade 6 in Sciences/Biology).


Physics

A minimum of five GCSE subjects with Grades 6 in the Sciences. GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 6 are desirable but students who achieve grades below this will be interviewed for a place on the course on GCSE Results Day.


Psychology

Grade B or above in Science and grade 5 in English and Mathematics.


Sociology

A minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 including Mathematics with a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English.

Level 3 BTEC Courses

Business

A minimum of five subjects at Grade 4-9 including English and Mathematics. If you have studied Business at GCSE you would be expected to have gained a minimum of a Grade 4.


Applied Science

A minimum of five subjects at Grade 4 including English and Mathematics with Grades 4 and 5 in the Sciences.


Performing Arts (Extended Diploma)

A minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 including English and Mathematics with a 4+ in a performance based subject. If the latter has not been studied, experience to an equivalent level is required.


Sport (Extended Diploma)

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 including English and Mathematics, and PE if studied (BTEC or GCSE).

Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificates

Possible courses include:

Sports Coaching

An average of a Grade 3 across a minimum of five GCSE subjects.


Business Administration

An average of a Grade 3 across a minimum of five GCSE subjects.