Sixth Form Curriculum
“The sixth form is good. Teaching is of a very high standard and achievement is good and improving. The curriculum is planned well to meet the needs of students and both academic and pastoral support is good.”
There are different ways in which you can choose to study at Astley Sixth Form.
A Level Pathway
Some students pick a purely academic pathway and choose to study only A levels. Most students in year 12 will study four A levels, and then focus on three in year 13. A levels tend to be assessed through exams at the end of year 12 and at the end of year 13.
BTEC Level 3 Pathway
Other students are keen to take a more vocational route and therefore study Level 3 BTEC courses. These are equivalent to A levels but tend to be assessed through coursework. These courses all run for two years. Some students enjoy studying a mix of both BTEC level 3 courses and A levels.
GCSE English and Maths Resits
It is a national requirement that all students must re-sit their English and/or Maths GCSE if they do not achieve at least a grade C in Year 11.
You can download information about our curriculum from our sixth form prospectus.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mr A Ironside, Assistant Headteacher on 0191 237 1505 if you have any queries regarding the sixth form curriculum.