sixth form courses

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Turing House Sixth Form provides A level and Level 3 BTEC equivalent courses, enabling options and pathways for students to go on to Higher Education or high quality alternatives. We will do this as part of the local post-16 partnership, so some courses might be provided by other schools and colleges, and we may provide specialist courses to students from other schools too.

Our minimum entry requirements are:

  • For A-Levels: Five GCSE Grades 9-5, including English and Maths, and more specific requirements for some courses, as detailed below;
  • For BTECS: Five GCSE Grades 9-4.

For some students, who are not immediately ready for Level 3 education, we will offer guidance on appropriate pathways to enable them to progress to our Sixth Form or to other local Further Education partners. This may include the option to retake GCSE English and Mathematics.

Course Additional Entry Requirements  

Art, Craft & Design

Grade 6 in GCSE Art and a passion for Art, Craft and Design. Watch video

Biology

Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or two Grade 6s in GCSE Trilogy (combined science). Grade 6 or above in Mathematics would be beneficial. Watch video

Business Studies  

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics or GCSE Business Studies. Watch video

Chemistry

Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or two Grade 6s in GCSE Trilogy (combined science). Grade 6 or above in Mathematics would be beneficial. Watch video

Core Maths

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics. Watch video

Computing

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics. Watch video

Design and Technology: Product Design

Grade 6 in GCSE Design and Technology or GCSE Art and Design. Watch video

English Literature

Grade 6 in both GCSE English Language and English Literature, as well as a genuine passion for the written word. Watch video

Economics

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics. Watch video

Further Mathematics

Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics and A-Level Mathematics must be taken too. Watch video

Geography

Grade 6 in GCSE Geography and Grade 5 in Mathematics. Watch video

History

Grade 6 in GCSE History as well as a Grade 5 in English Language, and a genuine interest in History and the world around you. Watch video

Mathematics

Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics. Watch video

Media

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language. Watch video

Music

Grade 6 in GCSE Music, Grade 4/5 in Music Theory, and instrumental skill of Grade 6. Watch video

Religious Studies

Grade 6 in GCSE Religious Studies or Grade 5 in English Language if Religious Studies has not been taken. Watch video

Physics

Grade 6 in GCSE Physics or two Grades 6 in GCSE Trilogy (combined science). Grade 6 or above in Mathematics is essential. It is recommended that students wishing to study Physics consider taking A-Level Mathematics. Watch video

Politics

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature and History. Watch video

Psychology

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. Watch video

Sociology

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature and Mathematics. Watch video

Spanish

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish, as well as a love of languages, other cultures and the diversity of the World. Watch video

Theatre Studies

Grade 6 in GCSE Drama and Grade 5 GCSE English Literature as well as a level of confidence to perform and a passion for performing, watching and creating theatre. Watch video

Extended Project (EPQ)

Students can apply to study this additional qualification and is particularly recommended for students who are thinking of applying to university courses with highly competitive entry requirements.   

BTEC Health and Social Care (Level 3, equivalent to one A-Level)

Requires an interest in, and commitment to, working with people and caring for them. Watch video

BTEC Sport (Level 3, equivalent to one A-Level)

Requires practical sporting ability and an interest in sport science. Watch video

BTEC IT (Level 3, equivalent to one A-Level)

 

GCSE computing or IT would be beneficial and a keeen interest in this areaa Watch video

 

For more information about the the content of these courses, please see our Key Stage 5 Curriculum Guide.