At the heart of everything we do at the Sixth Form is personalised learning – we can design individual programmes of study based on different pathway options. We work hard to find you the best courses so you can achieve your full potential and secure the very best destination post 18.
The Admission Process
A-Level Entry Requirements
To study A levels at the Sixth Form – it is recommended that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs including 3 at Grade 5 and 2 at Grade 4 or better including English Language or Literature and Mathematics.
If this is not the case, a range of Grade 5s or better in other subjects will be considered and there will be an opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths.
Please see guidance in the following course sections for our desired entry requirements – we recommend you work hard to achieve these grades, as they will give you the best possible chance of success at A level.
|Biology||Grade 6 in GCSE Biology and one other GCSE science or Grade 6-6 in Science (Combined) and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics|
|Business||Grade 5 GCSE English and Grade 5 GCSE Mathematics|
|Chemistry||Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry and one other GCSE science or Grade 6-6 in Science (Combined) and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics|
|Computing||Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics|
|Drama||Grade 5 in English Literature|
|English Language||Grade 5 in GCSE English Language|
|English Literature||Grade 5 in both GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature|
|Film Studies||Grade 5 in English Language or GCSE Media Studies|
|Fine Art||It is desirable but not essential to have Grade 5 GCSE Art|
|French||Grade 6 in GCSE French|
|Geography||Grade 5 in GCSE Geography|
|German||Grade 6 in GCSE German|
|Graphics||It is desirable but not essential to have 5 at GCSE Media/Graphics/Art or Photography|
|History||Grade 5 in GCSE History and GCSE English Literature|
|Law||Grade 5 in GCSE English Language & Literature|
|Maths||Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics|
|Further Maths||Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics|
|Media Studies||Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE Media Studies|
|Music||Grade 6 in GCSE Music or a BTEC Music at Level 2 Distinction and ABRSM Practical Exam Grade 5 and play a musical instrument|
|Photography||It is desirable but not essential to have 5 at GCSE Photography|
|Physics||Grade 6 in GCSE Physics and one other GCSE science or Grade 6-6 in Science (Combined) and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics|
|Psychology||Grade 6 in GCSE English Language, Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 5 in any GCSE Science|
|Sociology||Grade 5 in GCSE English Language|
Non A-Level Entry Requirements
The entry requirements for BTEC/Applied and Technical courses at the Sixth Form Southmoor may differ – please see the specific entry requirements for individual courses in the relevant course section that follows.
Applied/Technical and BTEC – all our technical/vocational subjects are of equivalent value to A level courses.
|Applied Science||Grade 5 in 2 GCSE Science subjects or Grade 5-5 in Science (Combined) and Grade 5 at GCSE Mathematics|
|Core Maths||Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics|
|Engineering (Extended Certificate)||Grade 4 preferably including English Language, Grade 5 in Mathematics and a Grade 5 Product Design or related GCSE|
|Health and Social Care (Extended Certificate)||GCSEs at Grade 4 or above preferable including GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language and GCSE Science|
|Health and Social Care (Diploma)||GCSEs at Grade 4 or above preferable including GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language and GCSE Science|
|Sport (Extended Certificate)||GCSEs at Grade 4 preferably including
GCSE Mathematics, English Language and Science. It is recommended that you have successfully studied GCSE or BTEC PE or equivalent in KS4 at Grade 4