Post 16 Courses

Making a decision about which courses to study as a sixth form student is critical to success. Students should consider carefully and ensure the courses reflect their interests, passions and that they will enjoy the content and the way of working.

Students will typically study 3 or 4 courses in Year 12. They should also think about whether they are better suited to courses that have a coursework/practical element or if they prefer exam based courses. Finally, they should find out if these courses help them to gain entry to the university course/career they are considering.

It is important for students to do research prior to making their final course choice on GCSE results day. Click here to view an ‘Informed Choices’ document which gives information on the subjects top universities are looking for in order to gain entry to various higher education courses.

Students should try to consult with a number of people prior to making their final choices including speaking to their parents, tutor and subject teachers throughout their decision-making process. They can also speak to a member of the Student Support Centre who can offer advice and point them in the right direction to get further information, such as the Prospects office. We can also arrange appointments with students and their parents to discuss options and consider the range of pathways available to students at this critical transition point in their lives.

Read about our UCAS Predicted Grades Strategy here.

Department Courses
Art & Design
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Communication
  • Product Design
  • Textiles
Accountancy, Business & Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Economics
Computer Science & Emerging Technologies
  • A Level Computer Science
  • A Level Drama & Theatre Studies
  • A Level English Literature
  • A Level English Literature & Language
Extended Project Qualification
  • A Level Geography
  • A Level History
  • A Level French
  • A Level Spanish
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • Core Mathematics
  • A Level Mathematics
  • A Level Further Mathematics
Music Technology
  • Music Technology
Media/Film Studies
  • A Level Film Studies
  • A Level Media Studies
Physical Education
  • A Level PE 
  • A Level Politics
Production Arts
  • Performing Arts: Theatre Production Pathway (Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma)
  • A Level Psychology
Religious Studies
  • A Level Religious Studies (Philosophy & Ethics)
  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Geology
  • A Level Physics
Social Science
  • CTEC Health and Social Care
  • A Level Sociology