Curriculum

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A LEVEL COURSES

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

Below is the list of qualifications and variations we off at Sandbach

Art & Design
Design Technology
English
German
Music
Politics
Sociology
Business
Drama and Theatre
French
History
Maths
Philosophy & Ethics
Psychology
Computer Science
Economics
Geography
Law
Media Studies
Physical Education
Sciences

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VOCATIONAL COURSES

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

The table below indicates if a GCSE in the subject to be taken at Level 3 BTEC is desirable. The final column details the specific grade expected and further information.

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