Choosing Sixth Form Subjects

The choices for Sixth Form study will depend on a number of carefully considered factors. Clearly GCSE results will play a significant role in the choices,  but there should also be consideration of what subjects might be required for possible career paths.

Whatever the future plans may be; University, College, Apprenticeship or Employment options, we encourage students and parents to seek out careers advice to ensure that the choices made are ones that will help best progression to the next stage in education, training or employment.  

Importantly, choices should also be ones that students will be committed to and ones that they will enjoy.  


The options available to you post-16 are; 

Pathway 1 –  Employment, Apprenticeship, Level 2 or Level 3 courses at college.
Pathway 2 –  Three (or exceptionally four) Level 3 courses  (AS/A Level/BTEC) at Sixth Form

We are fortunate to work in collaboration with local schools. By sharing resources, we are able to offer students the broadest choice of subjects.

In order to ensure that as many students as possible are allocated their chosen options, students may be assigned to a class at a school other than your 'home school' within the partnership. However, every effort will be made to ensure that you take as many lessons as possible at your 'home school'. 


Russell Group University Advice

"The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector."

For those with a strong GCSE profile whose destination may be a Russell Group University, we advise that you choose at least two of the following 'facilitating subjects' at A level. 

English Literature
Languages* (French, German, Spanish)
Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Religious Studies

For further information on the Russell Group programme, please visit their website.

*All modern foreign languages are looked upon as ‘facilitating’ Russell Group subjects, unless it is the applicant’s first language