We aim to help you access the most appropriate programme of study for you and to support you through those courses, enabling you to achieve a successful outcome at the end of your two years at the College.

Students will study three A-Level subjects, although in some circumstances, there is scope to select more than three. The general minimum entry requirements for the College are 6, 5 and three 4s at GCSE. Specific course entry requirements are given within the individual course details at the bottom of the page.

Some students achieving a majority of 7/8/9 grades at GCSE may wish to study four subjects. These subjects will often link closely with your future career plans and we will help you to choose the right courses based on your abilities and future goals. If you don’t achieve a 4 grade in your GCSE English or Maths courses you need to resit these again. Don’t worry though, we have a team of staff who will help you prepare for these resits and we have a really good record at helping people pass their Maths and/or English.

All the subjects in an option block have their lessons at the same time, so you need to choose subjects from different option blocks, eg Mathematics in Block C, Chemistry in Block B and Music in Block F. Some subjects (Biology, History, Psychology, etc.) are in more than one block to make it easier to find the combination you want.

Year 12 Option Blocks for 2022/23

Art, Craft & DesignChemistryBusinessBiologyChemistryBiology
English Lit.CPLD CertificateComputingDramaDesign & Tech. CPLD Diploma
FrenchDance GeographyFurther MathsEnglish Lang./Lit.DESA
History EconomicsHistoryLawGeography Fine Art
HSC Certificate Law Mathematics Mathematics Graphics Further Maths
Physics MediaPEPhilosophyHSC DiplomaMusic
Sociology Sociology Photography Psychology Psychology

We offer a mix of A Level, BTEC and Cambridge Technicals qualifications – please refer to each course page for more information.

Art, Craft & Design




fine art

graphic design



physical education



Child Development (early years)

design technology

english language & literature


health & social care

maths & further maths

philosophy & ethics



Business Studies

computer science

drama & theatre studies

english literature



media studies



sport – DESA