At NCW there is always an academic focus, and a drive for all students to academically achieve what they are capable of. Sixth form years are a crucial time for achieving the academic qualifications that will see students onto further education and careers.
Sixth form study is also underpinned by:
- Careers Advice
- Work Experience
- Transition Planning
- Sixth Formers
- A Wide Choice of Subjects
Students in the Sixth Form have a wide range of academic and vocational subjects from which to select. In order to offer the widest possible choice of courses, we can also support learning at local Worcester Sixth Form College if a subject is offered there that we are unable to provide.
A Level Subjects
Art and Design
Government and Politics
Health & Social Care
(BTECs or Applied A Levels)
ASDAN Courses (Gardening and Animal Care, Citizenship)
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Food Science and Nutrition
Travel and Tourism
Extended Project Qualification
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an accredited course that is aimed at developing research skills and independent study. Students are guided towards an area of interest and undertake a period of research and preparation, final presentation and evaluation. The presentation can take many forms – it could be a written dissertation, a musical composition, a play, model or a piece of artwork and can be across any subject area. Universities look favourably upon the EPQ because it demonstrates the independent learning skills that are required at higher education and it is worth half an A Level in terms of UCAS points.
You can download NCW’s UCAS Reference Statement here:
UCAS Reference Statement