Enabling all pupils to achieve their academic potential through a broad and balanced curriculum.
Pupils are offered a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which will empower them to recognise and achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.
Whilst we mainly offer a range of Applied and General GCE A levels, we also offer some other awards such as: Double Award A levels, BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, and Cambridge Technical Diplomas.
Art & Design
Drama & Theatre Studies
Government & Politics
Health & Social Care
Nutrition & Food Science
Professional Business Services
Technology and Design
Travel & Tourism
In Sixth Form pupils study three or four A level subjects. Pupils also access an extensive choice of Physical Education options, comprehensive Careers Education and a wide and varied General Studies programme.
General Studies is timetabled weekly and pupils will have a range of options to choose from these change from year to year but examples include: First aid, archery, current affairs, debating, cooking, learning a new language, ICT skills, etc.
Overview of Entry Requirements 2019-20
There is a general entry requirement for Year 13. Pupils must have a minimum of six passes at Grade C or higher in full GCSE subjects and have attained a score of at least 12 points, based on the following equivalences:
A* in GCSE subject = 4 points
A in GCSE subject = 3 points
B in GCSE subject = 2 points
C in GCSE subject = 1 point
A*/A in GCSE subject = 2 points
B in GCSE subject = 1 point
C in GCSE subject = 0 points
Subject Choice Booklet
In addition to the minimum criterion above, pupils must also satisfy the entry requirements for the subjects they choose.
These are summarised below with full details in the Subject Choice Booklet available for download as a PDF.
|Subject||Minimum GCSE Entry Requirements||Alternative (if subject has not been studied at GCSE level)|
|Applied Science||B in Biology or B in Chemistry||BB in Double Award Science|
|Art & Design||B in Art & Design||B in English and an interview with Head of Department. A portfolio of evidence may be required.|
|Biology||A in Biology||AA in Double Award Science|
|Chemistry||A in Chemistry||AA in Double Award Science|
|Drama & Theatre Studies||B in Drama||B in English OR B in English Literature|
|Economics||B in Business Studies OR B in Economics||A in English OR A in Maths|
|English Literature||B in English Literature||A in English Language|
|French||B in French (all components must have been taken at Higher Level)|
|Geography||B in Geography|
|German||B in German (All components must have been taken at Higher Level)|
|Government & Politics||B in History OR B in English Literature|
|Health & Social Care (and Double Award)||B in Home Economics OR B in Home Economics: Child Development||B in Biology or Chemistry or BB in Double Award Science|
|History||B in History||B in English Literature|
|Introductory Diploma in IT (Cambridge Technical Level 3)||B in ICT||B in English|
|Journalism||B in Journalism||B in English|
|Mathematics||2-tier GCSE Mathematics: Grade A. It is essential that pupils have studied the CCEA T4 module or the equivalent in a different Board.||If CCEA Mathematics has not been studied, an interview with Head of Department is essential.|
|Further Maths||A* in Mathematics and A* in Further Mathematics.||Anyone with lower grades who is interested should be interviewed by the Head of Department.|
|Music||A good pass in Grade 5 Music theory from ABRSM (75%). A good pass at Grade 5 on any instrument or voice (120/150). A good pass at Grade 5 on any instrument or voice (120/150).||A meeting with the Head of Department is necessary. Pupils may have to undertake an informal practical assessment and/or short theory test.|
|Nutrition & Food Science||B in Home Economics (CCEA)||B in English or one of the Science subjects|
|Physics||A in Physics||AA in Double Award Science.|
|Professional Business Services||B in Business Studies OR B in Economics||B in English OR B in Maths|
|Religious Studies||B in R.E. (full OR short course)|
|Spanish||B in Spanish (All components must have been taken at Higher Level)|
|Sports Science & Active Leisure Industry||B in Physical Education|
|Diploma in Sport Double Award BTEC Level 3||B in English|
|Technology & Design||B in Technology & Design and an Art/Graphics ability|
|Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3||B in Business Studies, Economics, History, Geography or GCSE LLW||B in Mathematics or English if pupils have not studies Business Studies, Economics, History, Geography or LLW at GCSE Level.|