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Curriculum

At The Pingle Sixth Form we provide the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, which will enable students to access their chosen career routes or courses to achieve their ambitions.

Sixth Form students will study three A Level/vocational subjects during their two years in Sixth Form and will have the option to also study for either the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or an additional AS subject.  Students who do not wish to take an additional qualification may have timetabled study periods and gain support and guidance from one of the Sixth Form Mentors.

A two year Programme of Study in the Sixth Form consists of one of the two study routes within the core curriculum.

A Level Pathway:  Select three A Level subjects

Combined Academic Pathway (A Level & BTEC):  A combination of three A Level and vocational qualifications.

Students may opt for the EPQ or additional AS Level on either pathway.

Form tutors will deliver a programme of Extended Studies, where there is a focus on study skills, preparation for work and university.

At the end of Year 12, all students are required to undertake one week of relevant work experience where possible.

We hope you find the information in this Curriculum Booklet useful.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Ms J Wilson, Head of Sixth Form.

A Level Courses
Specific Entry Requirements

Art and Design

Overall plus Grade 4 in Art.

Business

Overall plus Grade 4 in Mathematics.

Computer Science

Overall plus Computer Science Grade 5 or above.

English Language

Overall plus Grade 5 in English Language.

English Literature

Overall plus Grade 5 in English Literature.

Geography

Overall plus Grade 4 in Geography.  If Geography has not been studied at GCSE, individual cases will be considered if all other criteria is met.

History

Overall plus Grade 4 in History and Grade 5 in English.  If History has not been studied at GCSE, individual cases will be considered if all other criteria is met.

Law

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Mathematics

Overall plus Grade 7 in Mathematics.  Students will sit an algebra test in September and be given additional support if required.

Politics

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Psychology

Overall plus Grade 4 in English, Grade 4 in Mathematics and Grade 4 in Science.

Religious Studies

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Science – Biology

Overall plus Grade 6 in Biology/Combined Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics.

Science – Chemistry

Overall plus Grade 6 in Chemistry/Combined Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics.

Science – Physics

Overall plus Grade 6 in Physics/Combined Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics.

Sociology

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

 

Vocational Courses
Specific Entry Requirements

Engineering (BTEC)

Overall plus Grade 4 in Maths and Science.

Health and Social Care (BTEC)

Overall plus Grade 4 in English.

Science - Applied (BTEC)

Overall plus Grade 5 in Combined Science/Physics/Chemistry/Biology and Grade 4 in Mathematics.

Sport (BTEC)

Overall plus Grade 4 in English and 2 x Grade 4 in Combined Science.

 

AS Level Courses (Optional)
Specific Entry Requirements

Drama-Theatre Studies

Overall plus Grade 4 in Drama and English.  If Drama has not been studied at GCSE, individual cases will be considered if all other criteria is met.

Film Studies

Overall plus Grade 5 in English Language.

French

Overall plus Grade 6 in French.

Music

Overall plus Grade 5 in Music.  Students must have studied Music at GCSE or be at Grade 5 on their chosen instrument. 

 

Please click on the link below to view our latest Curriculum Booklet. 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
KS5 Guide to Assessments for Parents & Carers 03rd Feb 2022 Download
Sixth Form Curriculum 03rd Feb 2022 Download