A range of academic and vocational courses are offered at both Level 3 and Level 2. The pathway that the students follow is determined by both their prior attainment in KS4 and by their intended destination at the end of KS5. Students have the flexibility to choose to a pathway that combines both academic and vocational courses. A student timetable will normally be composed of between 30 and 40 periods a fortnight, although it may be greater in cases where work placements are involved. All students follow a tutor programme which delivers SMSC and IAG.
Level 3 (Alevel)
A2/AS Levels (each delivered for 10 periods a fortnight)
Accounts, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dance, Drama & Theatre Studies, English Language & Literature, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Maths, Geography, German, History, Law, Maths, Media Studies, Music, Music Technology, Performing Arst: Musical Theatre, Photography, PE, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish.
Level 3 (Applied General)
Subsidiary Diplomas/Cambridge Technicals (each delivered for 10 periods a fortnight)
Business, Criminology, Design, Engineering, Health and Social Care, ICT, Performance Studies, Science, Sport, Travel and Tourism.
Level 2 Vocational (unless stated these are delivered for between 30-40 periods a fortnight)
Beauty Therapy*, Childcare & Early Years Education*, Construction*, Functional Skills, Hairdressing*, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Professional Cookery, Pub Chef Operations, Uniform Services* (20 periods a fortnight), Work Skills.
*Progress on to Level 3 in Year 13.
All students in Post 16 who have not met the Level 4 threshold in English or Maths will study GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths or a stepping stone qualification (5 periods a fortnight). The stepping stone qualification will only be available to those who have a Level 1 or 2 in English or Maths.