Sixth Form

LEVEL 3 COURSES


ACS Sixth Form offers a wide range of Level 3 course options for students to choose from. Students are able to follow a Btec or A Level only pathway or combination of both.

This two year programme of study pose a higher level of challenge than what students have been used to in Year 11.

Students are expected to match the hours of in class teaching they experience in Level 3 courses with an equivalent number of independent study for each subject in order to be successful in these courses.

A Levels

Each A Level is allocated 10 hours of classroom based teaching time over 2 weeks.

In the majority of subjects each A Level is divided into four units. Two units are studied in Year 12 and a further two are studied in Year 13, with examinations taking place during the Summer Term.

Applied Btec Courses

Btec qualifications earn students the same University entrance points as A Levels and are valued by both Universities and Employers due to the high level of skills based learning they involve.

In the majority of Btec subjects students will be assessed using coursework alongside examinations which take place during the Summer Term.

LEVEL 3 OPTIONS

Subject name
ART ECONOMICS ICT (applied double)
BIOLOGY FRENCH MATHEMATICS
BUSINESS STUDIES FURTHER MATHEMATICS MEDIA STUDIES
CHEMISTRY GEOGRAPHY PHYSICS
DESIGN &TECHNOLOGY – Graphics Product GOVERNMENT & POLITICS PSYCHOLOGY
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (double) SOCIOLOGY
DRAMA & THEATER STUDIES HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (single) TEXTILES
ENGLISH LITERATURE  HISTORY
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE ICT (applied single)

LEVEL 2 COURSES


This Pathway enables students to retake English and Maths, gain an applied Level 2 qualification and participate in extended work experience.

This is a one year programme of study for students who wish to progress to the Level 3 Applied Pathway and have not yet quite gained the 5 A*- C grades at GCSE Level or equivalent.

All Level 2 students will study one Level 2 subject taught in 25 periods per fortnight with alongside additional lessons in English and/or Maths GCSE.

LEVEL 2 OPTIONS

Subject name
ENGLISH RETAKE MATHS RETAKE
HEALTH &SOCIAL CARE SPORTS RETAKE
MEDIA STUDIES

 


PARENTS INFORMATION


Each year in September, we run Parent Information Evenings. The evening allows the school to inform parents on the different courses their child is following and give parents the opportunity to see and ask questions directly to school staff responsible for academic achievement.

On each of the evenings we publish a Parent Information Pack which details all the courses being taught and the content. The guide also contains useful links and other resources. Click on the link to download a copy of the information pack

Click here for the Sixth Form Summer Work preparation papers

TIMELINE OF A LEVEL REFORMS