Course Information

Welcome a guide to the courses on offer here at The Sixth Form

Our curriculum has been designed to give students the best possible future opportunities. This means offering those qualifications which open most doors with employers and universities. Our offer is based around the subjects offered below.

Clearly the offer must change on an annual basis depending on student choice; this means that if we have a significant demand for any subject we may introduce new options. So if you don’t see what you really want here don’t be afraid to ask. You should also remember that anything which is not in the taught curriculum will almost certainly be happening outside lessons and even if it isn’t, you can make it happen!

Courses

Applied Business
Applied Business provides the opportunity for students to explore the world of business in a highly practical way. By adopting an investigative approach, students develop a range of skills, while discovering the problems and opportunities faced by businesses in realistic contexts.
 
Applied ICT
Applied ICT is a course that is mostly practical and will help you to develop the ICT skills required in business. If you’re interested in designing computer systems to solve ICT related problems, then this could be the course for you.
 
Biology
Biology is the study of life! You will explore in detail how living things work and will investigate how they depend on each other to survive. We well discuss how modern scientific research contributes to the well-being of individuals and societies.
 
Chemistry
Chemistry is a vibrant and exciting subject! It impacts on everything around us. Because it is so fundamental to our world, chemistry plays a role in everyone’s loves and touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way.
 
Computing
Computing is a challenging yet rewarding subject. This modern qualification gives students a general grounding in computing, including an understanding of computer systems, the principles of programming and problem-solving.
 
Drama & Theatre
AS/A Level Drama & Theatre Studies combines the activities of exploring plays, creating theatre, the performing of plays, the analysis of theatre and the critical evaluation of all of these elements.
 
English Language
It’s fascinating! We use language – written, spoken and electronic all of the time. Effective study of language requires curiosity, a keen eye and ear, a questioning approach and awareness of key concepts.
 
English Literature
If you have a love of language, words and phrases, and how they are used imaginatively in a range of genres and styles of texts from Shakespeare’s time to the modern day, you will love the study of literature.
 
Film Studies
Films are a popular art form, an international industry, an influential ideological force, and a source of considerable pleasure. Studying film gives an interesting and worthwhile insight into psychology, culture, society, philosophy, politics and economics.
 
Fine Art
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to learn much more about what it means to be a creative and imaginative visual artist. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of fine art media, including traditional and new techniques and technologies.
 
French
A Level French offers you the opportunity to develop your command of the French language. The course is aimed at students with a love of language learning who wish to develop their skills and knowledge further.
 
Geography
You should study Geography if you are interested in the key challenges and issues in the world today’s, such as climate change, globalisation, urban regeneration and management of the world’s resources.
 
German
A Level German offers you the opportunity to develop your command of the German language. The course is aimed at students with a love of language learning who wish to develop their skills and knowledge further.
 
Government & Politics
This course will help you develop a number of new skills: research and analysis of key issues, the ability to debate and understand the opinions of others, alongside gaining a deeper understanding of issues within the UK political system.
 
History
If you have a natural interest in the society around you and are interested in current affairs, then you will almost certainly enjoy studying History. It encourages you to understand and think intelligently, as well as gaining vital skills which are appreciated by a huge variety of employers.
 
Law
A Level Law will give you an excellent grounding in the English legal system, develop your analytical and problem-solving skills and your ability to construct and communicate arguments effectively, all essential for higher education, as well as providing a great foundation for a legal or business career.
 
Maths
The course allows you to broaden your mathematical skills and understanding in different areas of the subject and see how this applies to the real world. Focus on solving problems involving networks and modelling time scales for projects that could be used in industries such as engineering, technology and construction.
 
Media Studies
Develop a critical and analytical approach to different types of media texts, as well as the media institutions which create and circulate them, Explore all aspects of today’s media world as well as considering changes surrounding the rise and development of digital media.[/expand
 
MusicA Level Music will provide candidates with the knowledge and experience for all forms of further and higher education and will give them understanding, and encourage appreciation, of all music genres.
 
Photography
Develop an interest and gain experience in a variety of roles in sport such as performer, official and/or leader/coach. Address current contemporary topics in sport such as the impact in the use of technology and increasing commercialisation.
 
Physical Education
The Photography course presents you with exciting and challenging opportunities to learn much more about what it means to be a creative and imaginative practitioner in photography, and to develop in this way throughout the course.
 
Physics
A Level Physics gives you a seamless transition from GCSE to university courses in Physics and the many Physics-related disciplines. A Level Physics allows you to appreciate how Science works, and provides a foundation to study optional topics including Astrophysics, Medical Physics and Applied Physics.
 
Psychology
Psychology is the fascinating scientific study of behaviour. Psychology will equip you with the skills and knowledge to decode human behaviour in everyday life using scientific methods of careful research, experimentation and statistical analysis.
 
Further Mathematics
Please note this option is only available to people who have chosen Maths as an option) This course is specifically designed for the most able mathematicians, allowing them to advance their knowledge of algebra, calculus and other areas of pure mathematics, as well as studying further applications of mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics.