During the Spring Term we will be working hard to ensure that each student chooses the best route in education or employment/training following the end of Year 11. Many students will wish to enroll at NE12 Sixth Form. It is important that we work closely with students and parents to select courses that are suitable.
We know from experience that students will need at least 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 9-4 to be successful in many of our traditional A Level courses. We also know that students achieving 5 grades at 9-4 with most grades at 5 or 4 will benefit from a mixture of A Level, vocational or applied courses.
Students will need to select three subjects to study from separate option blocks. All three subjects will be studied in both Year 12 and Year 13. (In exceptional circumstances where a student is predicted the highest grades in all GCSE subjects undertaken and with close guidance from a pathways advisor, some students may be able to select four subjects for study.)
Students who enroll in our Sixth Form who have not yet achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths are required to attend re-sit lessons. This is compulsory. Please note that students may require further discussions with sixth form leaders to ensure that all expectations have been met before a final decision is made about the most appropriate programme of study.
Please see below our current prospectus and option blocks for 2021/22.