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We offer a range of courses to best suit the needs of our student population. Our subject choices are designed to provide you with a pathway to further education and the world of work. We also provide specialist pathways which provide extra support for candidates studying particular combinations of subjects.

The subjects and the number of courses a student may take will depend on their GCSE results. A student’s predicted grades will be carefully considered and taken into account during the application process. Students are expected to choose at least three A-Level or BTEC Level 3 courses to study over the two years in the Sixth Form. Those students predicted to achieve 8 GCSE grades of  8 or 9 (A/A*), including English and Mathematics, may want to consider applying for four courses. Some A-Level subjects also offer the option of taking a separate AS Level at the end of Year 12, but for most courses you now follow a two year course with exams at the end of year 13. You can contact us for more details.

The subjects we are offering are:

  • 3D Design
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • English re-sit
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Maths re-sit
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Production Arts
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Sport Btec

*Please note, subject list is subject to change. 

All course options will be discussed at interview to ensure that you can make an informed choice. It is important to make the right decision for your future. You will need to check subject-specific entry requirements in the course handbook as some courses do require higher grades in certain subjects.

In addition to our wide range of courses, we offer what we like to call our specialist Pathways. These groups of courses are designed to give you a clear pathway into a future career or industry. The pathways are as follows:

  • Virtuoso
  • Medical
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)
  • Academic Excellence

These groups of courses will give you exposure to the organisations that will get you to your career goal. The Virtuoso pathway will give you excellent teaching to learn about the processes of theatre production, but you will also be linked up with theatrical organisations such as the Theatre Royal in Brighton. Medical pathway students will gain access to specialised personnel and work experience in a number of medical fields.

We have excellent links with science and engineering organisations such as Ricardo, and our STEM pathway will get you one step closer to working in a world of amazing innovation. Students will have the opportunity to work with business people in a wide range of industries including those who design and make the engines for the McLaren supercar, the sound equipment for Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker sound and many more.
W6 Subject Handbook