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.
From when you first apply, through to the first few weeks of term, we are flexible and can accommodate changes to your course choice based on your results, change of preference or experience of your first few weeks of study. After September we strongly discourage any changes, and changes onto new courses will not be permitted following the October half term so that you are not disadvantaged by missing too many weeks of a new subject.
All the subjects in an option block have their lessons at the same time, so you need to choose subjects from the different option blocks below, eg Mathematics in Block A, Chemistry in Block C and Media in Block F. Some subjects are in more than one block to make it easier to find the combination you want.
If you wish to make an application during the spring term, please telephone the office on: 01362 696884.
Year 12 Option Blocks for 2024-25
(these may be subject to change)
|English Literature||Chemistry||Biology||Art, Craft & Design||Chemistry||CPLD Diploma|
|Environ. Science||CPLD Cert.||Business||Graphics||Dance||DESA|
|French||Criminology||Computing||Photography||Design & Tech.||Fine Art|
|History||Economics||Geography||Biology||English Lang./Lit.||Further Maths|
|HSC Extended Cert.||Media||History||Drama||Geography||HSC Extended Cert.|
|Physics||Sociology||Maths||Further Maths||HSC Diploma||Music|
We offer a mix of A Level, BTEC and Cambridge Technicals qualifications – please refer to each course page for more information.
Art, Craft & Design
DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
MATHS & FURTHER MATHS
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
CPLD (early years)
ENGLISH LANG & LIT