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Courses and Entry Requirements

Our Course Guide is available for download at the bottom of this page - this provides detailed information about each of the courses we offer. 

You can also find a summary of our general and subject-specific entry requirements available for download below.

A level Courses

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Engineering 
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
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BTEC National Level 3 Courses

  • Applied Human Biology
  • Business
  • Health & Social Care
  • IT
  • Sport

Enrichment Opportunities

Students are able to opt for one of the following enrichment course to supplement their core study programme:

  • Higher Sports Leadership
  • Core Maths
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  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Maths & English GCSE retakes
  • AS Language
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There are also other non-academic enrichment opportunities available such as the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, our Sixth Form Teaching Assistant programme (VITA), house competitions, work experience, stage productions and the annual Eisteddfod!


Study Programme Structure 

Most students will study three subjects (or the equivalent) across Years 12 and 13.

A small number of our most able students will have the opportunity to study four subjects across the two years. 

There will be no formal AS examinations, but students will have regular assessments and rigorous internal examinations at the end of Year 12.


Entry Requirements

Three A level study programmes:

  • Achieve a minimum of five 6-9 GCSE grades

  • Meet any specific subject entry requirements

            Four A level study programmes:

  • Achieve a minimum of seven 8-9 GCSE grades

  • Meet any specific subject entry requirements

Level 3 BTEC programmes:

  • Achieve a minimum of five 5-9 GCSE grades or the BTEC Level 2 equivalents (pass or above)

  • Meet any specific subject entry requirements

Level 3 BTEC courses can be combined with A levels. Mixed programmes will be subject to a review of individual examination performance.

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

These are detailed in the Course Guide and on the Entry Requirements Summary document which is available to download at the bottom of this page.