What are we looking for?
- you genuinely wish to continue education;
- you understand, accept and are committed to the overall requirements of life, standards and responsibilities in the Sixth Form;
- you choose a realistic and relevant course for which you are qualified.
- Looked After Children (or previously Looked After Children) who meet the academic criteria are given the highest priority in the case of over-subscription.
During their previous school career students will be expected to have demonstrated and be able to sustain the following:
- regular attendance;
- commitment to studies;
- motivation and responsibility in the organisation of personal study;
- acceptance of the ethos of a Church School;
- willingness to play a leading role in the school community;
- the maintenance of good relationships with peers and staff.
Changes to AS & A Levels started from September 2015
A Levels are in the process of being reformed with some subjects having changed from September 2015, some will change in September 2016 and the last few in September 2017. A list of the year in which each subject changes can be found at the beginning of the Sixth Form Course Guide. The main change is the AS no longer contributes to the final A level i.e the A level is a two year linear course. AS Levels still exist and can be taken as a freestanding qualification.
- Students may choose 3 or 4 subjects to study at A Level and should follow the guidance below (next section) to inform their choices.
- If a student takes 4 subjects they may decide, under certain circumstances, to take one of their subjects at AS at the end of Year 12.
- Students will take mock examinations in January of Year 12 and if their results are predicting grades of D or E, they will be entered for AS at the end of Year 12 and will be able to continue to the full A level if they gain a grade D
- We will decide during the course of the year in which subjects, students will take AS levels based on best advice at the time.
The guidance on the appropriate programmes to study for students is based on the student’s average GCSE score with A* = 8, A = 7, B = 6, C = 5, D = 4, E = 3, F = 2, G = 1.
- Students achieving an average GCSE score of above 6 should be considering 4 A/AS Levels.
- Students attaining an average GCSE score between 5 and 6 should not normally be doing more than 3 A/AS Levels.
- Students attaining an average GCSE score of below 5 should be considering other options.