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 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.
A majority of BTEC courses involve coursework and exam-based assessments.
LEVEL 3 OPTIONS
|ART & DESIGN||BIOLOGY||BUSINESS STUDIES|
|BUSINESS & FINANCE||CHEMISTRY||CORE MATHS|
|DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY||DRAMA & THEATRICAL STUDIES||ENGLISH LITERATURE|
|GEOGRAPHY||HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE||HISTORY|
|ICT (applied single)||ICT (applied double)||MATHEMATICS|
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
|HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE||MATHS GCSE RETAKE|
|MEDIA STUDIES||ENGLISH GCSE RETAKE|