Choosing the right Pathway
One of the keys to success at Sixth Form is choosing the right courses. You need to think about what you have enjoyed in Years 10 and 11 and how you work best as well as your career plans or university choices. Do you enjoy practical or academic subjects? Are you better at examinations or coursework? The chart below acts as a guide to the kinds of courses you might choose but is not prescriptive. We are proud of the number of courses that we are able to offer you and the opportunities this gives you.
|Average GCSE Grades||Pathway||Type of Course|
|Mostly A*, A and B||Academic||Academic A levels|
|Mostly C grades||Mixed||A mixture of academic A-Levels often with more of a focus on coursework and BTEC courses.|
|Mostly C and D grades||Vocational||Mostly BTEC courses and possibly GCSE re-takes in English or Maths|
Apart from your academic studies, you will also be asked to take part in tutorial activities and PSHE. Most students will also take general studies or another enrichment course and take part in volunteering. This diagram gives some idea about how much time in the school day will be taken up by each activity. In addition, students will be expected to spend about 4-5 hours per subject on independent studies.