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Sixth Form Learning Pathways


All students study the Specialist VI curriculum alongside their options. The Specialist VI curriculum will include: – Mobility, Access Technology, Braille, Activities for Daily Living (ADL) as well as PE, Study Skills, Careers Enhancement Programme and PSHCE. 

The sixth form offers different pathways. You will be advised as to which pathway would suit you best and what options to take within that pathway. 

Whilst we try to accommodate everyone’s preferences, courses will run subject to numbers.

Pathway 1 Two Year Programme – Level 3

This pathway consists of 3 A levels or a combination of A levels and level 3 vocational courses such as BTEC and an Extended Project Qualification. From this pathway students would usually want to go onto university or a level 4 apprenticeship. 

Most A levels can be studied for one year to gain an AS qualification or 2 years to gain a full A level. A levels are taught over 5 hours a week and students are expected to do 5 hours a week of private study for each subject (unless otherwise stated). Assessments are largely through examinations.

Pathway 2 Two year programme Level 2 and/or Level 3

This pathway consists of A levels or a combination of A levels and level 2 academic and vocational courses such as BTEC. From this pathway students would usually want to go onto further study or an apprenticeship. Some students will want to go straight into work following this pathway. Students can retake GCSE English and Maths as part of this Pathway.

For students who have not gained any GCSE grades above a grade 3, it may be possible to join lower school to study for GCSEs for the first time, and the sixth form for the specialist VI curriculum and for lessons such as PE and PSHE.

Pathway 3 Vocational Pathway

This pathway is for students who want to prepare for the world of work following their level 2 studies. This includes courses such as ASDAN, OU languages, Vocational English, Vocational Maths, an Arts option and Business Administration. Students on this programme prepares students for the world of work.

For full details of the courses available please view our Sixth Form Options booklet

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