Curriculum

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A LEVEL COURSES

For A level study the basic aspirational entry requirement is five GCSEs, grade 5 or above.

Below is the list of qualifications and variations we offer at Sandbach School Sixth Form.

Art Design & Graphics
Biology
Business
Business BTEC
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminology
Drama and Theatre
Economics
English
French
Further Maths
Geography
German
History
Law
Maths
Media Studies
Music
Music Technology
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Politics
Product Design
Psychology
Spanish
Specialist Music course
Sport BTEC
Talented Athlete Program

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VOCATIONAL COURSES including BTECs

For a level 3 course the basic entry requirement is four GCSEs, grade 4 or above.

Level 3 Vocational Courses

Post 16 Phase

Post 16 Students follow a Level 3 study programme which has a core aim that is either academic or vocational. Study programmes for students involve a minimum of 540 guided learning hours, of which approximately 90% is core curriculum time. The remaining part of the study programme consists of developmental activities such as PSHCE, Work Experience and enrichment activities. Some students study a combination of vocational and academic aims, but their core aim will be determined by the relative proportions of the subjects that they study.

Hours per 10 day cycle
Subject Y12 Y13
Option A 10 10
Option B 10 10
Option C 10 10
Option D 10 10
Enrichment / PSHCE 3 3
Work Experience 2 2
Supervised Study 4 0