Sixth Form Prospectus
We create a secure, calm and welcoming learning environment where students can achieve their goals. Outstanding teaching, state of the art facilities and a commitment to provide Sixth Form students with their own personal computing device all contribute to bringing out the very best in those who study here.
We offer a unique package of opportunities that will provide you with the qualifications and skills you need for the ever changing world of work. A personalised package of expert support and guidance will help you to make the successful transition into young adulthood and higher education or employment.
Learners experience a new and different relationship with their teachers, which recognises that students in the Sixth Form are more mature and capable of taking on additional responsibility. We go out of our way to help you settle in, feel valued and also to have some fun! Life within the Sixth Form is successful, enjoyable, vibrant place to make new friends. You will be impressed by what we have to offer, come and be part of the experience!
Pathway 1: A Levels and Applied General Qualifications – This is a Level 3 programme that will prepare you for university or employment. It is made up by taking 3 A Levels or 3 Applied General Qualifications, or a blend of both. To access this pathway you will need to have 5 GCSE passes (Grade C or Grade 4 or higher) and for some subjects a grade B or grade 5 or higher is required. You will study a programme that can be tailored to meet your interests and future aspirations and will give you the best chance of academic success. The A Level programme is a 2 year linear programme with examinations at the end of study.
Pathway 2: Transition Year – We are proud of the breadth of opportunities that are available to our 6th Form students. Our curriculum offer recognises that some of you need further time and support to broaden your Level 2 range of qualifications before you are ready to realise your potential and study Level 3 courses. Our Transition Year allows you to study a suite of new and exciting GCSE courses during Year 12. These will equip you with the depth of understanding and knowledge required to progress to A Level, applied courses or even Apprenticeships in Years 13 and 14.
Pathway 3: Foundation Year – This is a Level 2 pathway that supports you in bridging the gap between your studies in year 11 and our Level 3 pathway. This pathway consists of a range of Level 2 vocational subjects.
Pathway 4: The Football Academy: This is a route for those wishing to pursue a career in the world of sport and fitness. A clear focus on development of football alongside a range of other sports and
fitness based courses. Most students in the football academy follow a full time sports course; however, you can combine a sport route in the football academy with other Level 3 courses if needed. If this is your preferred option please speak to Mr Owen when applying.
You will have a one-to-one interview to offer you guidance on your choices and confirm you suitability for you chosen courses. The Football Academy will normally ask you to attend a training session before offering you a place.