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 a combination of both. This two year programme of study poses 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 with an equivalent number of independent study for each subject, in order to be successful in these courses.
Each A Level is allocated 10 hours of classroom-based teaching time over 2 weeks.
A majority of A Level courses are assessed using examinations only, all of which take place in the Summer Term.
Applied BTEC Courses
BTEC qualifications earn students similar 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.
A majority of BTEC courses involve coursework and exam-based assessments.
LEVEL 3 OPTIONS
LEVEL 2 COURSES
This Pathway enables students to retake English and Maths, gain an Applied Level 2 qualification and participate in extended work experience, which takes place on a weekly basis.
All Level 2 students will study one Level 2 subject taught in 25 periods over 2 weeks alongside compulsory additional lessons in English and/or Maths GCSE.
LEVEL 2 OPTIONS
|ENGLISH GCSE RETAKE||HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE||ICT LEVEL 2|
|MATHS GCSE RETAKE||SCIENCE LEVEL 2|
LEVEL 1 COURSES
This pathway enables students to gain entry level or GCSE qualifications in English & Maths alongside an Applied vocational skills qualification.
During this one year course students will participate in work experience, hands-on practical workshops and attended timetabled lessons in order to achieve a qualification which will enable them to progress into a Level 2 course of their choice.
The subjects students will learn are set out below:
Curriculum Timetable Year 12
|Level 3||Number of lessons||Groups|
|Government and Politics||10||1|
|Health and Social care||10||1|
|Level 2||Number of lessons||Number of groups|
|Health and social care||25||1|
|Repeat GCSE Science||18||1|
|Level 1||Number of lessons||Number of groups|
|BTEC Level 1||32||1|
Curriculum Timetable Year 13
|Subjects||Number of lessons||Number of groups|
|BTEC L3 ICT||10||2|
|BTEC L3 Sports||10||1|
|Government and politics||10||1|
|Health and social care||10||1|
|Health and social care Single||10||1|
Each Autumn term 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.