Sixth Form Curriculum, Entry Requirements and Application Forms 2019

 

 

Sixth Form Curriculum

Students generally study three subjects in the Sixth Form, choosing from an extensive suite of 26 A-Level and BTEC options.   Detailed course information and entry requirements are set out in the Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet.   Applications for Existing and External students can be found at the foot of this page.

Entry Requirements

To study an individual subject at A-Level, students require the following grades in that subject:

 

Subject

(A-Level unless otherwise specified)

Minimum GCSE Grade

Requirements

Art (Fine Art)

5 in Fine Art

Biology

7 in Biology or 7;7 in Combined Science

BTEC (Level 3) Diploma in Business

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths

BTEC (Level 2) First Extended Certificate in Business and Certificate in Work Skills

5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above

BTEC (Level 3) National Extended

Certificate in Applied Science

5 GCSEs at grade 4 including Combined

Science, English and Maths

Business Studies

5 in Business Studies or, for pupils who have not previously studied this subject,

5 in English and Maths

Chemistry

7 in Chemistry or 7;7 in Combined Science

Computer Science (Consortium subject at Desborough College)

6 in Computer Science and 5 in Maths

Design and Technology

5 in a Design & Technology Subject and

5 in Maths

Economics

6 in Maths and 5 in English

English Language

6 in English Language and 6 in English

Literature

English Literature

6 in English Language and 6 in English

Literature

French

6 in French

Further Maths

8 in Maths

Geography

6 in Geography and 5 in Maths

German

6 in German

Government and Politics (Consortium subject at Desborough College)

6 in English or 6 in History

History

6 in History

Maths

7 (Assessment opportunity for pupils with a high 6)

Media Studies

4 in English and Maths

Music

5 in Music or Grade 5 ABRSM Theory

Photography

4 in English and Maths and a

mini-portfolio

Physical Education

5 in Physical Education with 5 in the theory paper

Physics

7 in Physics or 7;7 in Combined Science

Psychology

6 in Maths or 6 in Science

Religious Studies

6 in Religious Studies

Spanish

6 in Spanish

Theatre Studies

5 in Drama and 5 in English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

Application Forms 2019 – Existing Students/External Students

 

Sixth Form Fund

Sixth Form students are asked to pay £40 into the Sixth Form Fund at the start of Year 12.  The money, collected via sQuid, is used for items needed by the Sixth Form i.e. the Common Room water cooler, seating, dishwasher, microwave etc.

“Students play an active role in lessons because teachers encourage them to work independently. As a result, they make good progress.”

OFSTED 2018