As students approach sixth form, it is important that they have all the information they need to make the right decision about what to study. Of course, we don’t expect them to make this decision on their own; we are happy to meet and talk about options available to them.

There are many different ways to study, we call these pathways. The pathway will determine the type of qualification students will get and the number of subjects they will study.

There are two main pathways to choose from:

Pathway 1 Requirements
3 or 4 AS Levels Students who achieve 6 A*-B grades at GCSE (inc English and Mathematics)
Pathway 2  
Vocational course (equivalent to 3 A Levels)  Students who achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (inc English and Mathematics)

Pathway 1

Students will take 3 or 4 AS Levels in Year 12, continuing with their strongest 3 or 4 subjects at A2 in Year 13. There will be a focus on selecting a curriculum with an application to Russell Group universities in mind. 


Pathway 2

Some students may mix and match a vocational course with AS / A Level. This would be agreed as part of a focussed one to one meeting.



Students in Year 12 who achieve the entry requirements for their chosen subjects but fail to achieve either their maths or English GCSE have the opportunity to re-sit these qualifications within the main school timetable. The class sizes are often small and students receive excellent tuition from experienced staff.