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Sixth Form Curriclum

Churchdown Sixth Form offers an extensive curriculum The level 3 courses we offer will ensure students have access to subjects that interest them, offer a pathway from Key Stage 4 and allow the required combinations to gain a place at university or on an apprenticeship. Each type of course offers something different to the student. It is important that these are taken in consideration when making option choices.

 

Advanced Level courses (A Levels)

These courses are studies of two years and are examined at the end of year 13. All students following an A Level course will also sit the AS exam at the end of year 12.

 

Level 3 BTECs

These courses are also studied over two years. BTEC courses suit students who might prefer a different mode of assessment as most still have an element of coursework as well as exam. Year 12 students will be expected to select 3 or 4 subjects which can be a combination of A Levels only, A Levels and BTEC’s or solely BTECs.

 

Entry Requirements

 

In order to join Churchdown Sixth Form a student will be expected to attain a minimum of 5A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent BTECs. In order to study an A level a student will be expected to have gained a B in that subject at GCSE or in the case of new subjects have Core exam grades of B at GCSE.

 

Subjects by area

 

Health, Science & Engineering

 

A Level Courses

 

Biology*

 

Chemistry*

 

Physical Education

 

Physics

 

Psychology

 

BTEC Courses

 

Applied Science

 

Physical Education

 

Communication, Business Administration and Mathematics

A Level Courses

 

Business Studies

 

English*

 

Further Mathematics*

 

German*

 

Mathematics*

 

Spanish*

 

BTEC Courses

 

Business Studies

 

Computing

 

ICT

Social and Cultural

A Level Courses

 

Fine Art/ 3D Art

 

Fine Art/ Textiles

 

Drama

 

Geography*

 

History*

 

Media

 

Music

 

Philosophy and Ethics*

 

Photography

 

Psychology

 

Sociology

 

BTEC Courses

 

Music Practitioner

 

Travel and Tourism

 

 

*Russell Group Universities require a minimum of two facilitating subjects. These are marked with an asterisk We also offer an opportunity for anyone to retake GCSE English or Maths as required.