Year 12 students can opt for one course from each column, with most choosing four columns in total – although it is possible we will change our guidance on this later in the year as we continue to assess the impact of new linear A level courses. It is possible to take courses in five columns but this is only recommended for students with the strongest study skills. BTEC Diploma courses must be taken alongside the Subsidiary Diploma option in the same subject, and the Extended Diploma in Sport alongside both the Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma.
BTEC National courses marked (Sub) are Level 3 subsidiary diploma courses equivalent to one A level. In some subjects a diploma course (Dip) equivalent to two A levels is available and must be taken with the (Sub). In Sport an extended diploma is available (Ext) if taken with both the (Sub) and (Dip).
Courses not marked as BTEC National or GCSE are A levels. Those marked with a * are old modular A levels, in which half the assessment is based on Year 12 exams (and in some subjects coursework). Others are new linear A levels where all the A level assessment is at the end of Year 13, but in which students may have the opportunity to take AS exams at the end of Year 12.
This is a first draft version of the curriculum grid, some subjects will have to move columns due to timetable constraints which emerge later in the year. We will do our best to resolve clashes which inevitably arise in applicants’ choices. All courses run subject to recruitment and staffing.
|Column 1||Column 2||Column 3||Column 4||Column 5|
|Dance BTEC||Business Studies||Art||Biology||Biology|
|Geography||Business BTEC Sub||Business BTEC Dip||Business Studies||Chemistry|
|Media Studies*||Further Maths||Economics||Hospitality BTEC Sub||French|
|Physics||Physics||English Literature||Maths||Health & Social Care BTEC|
|PE||Psychology||Health & Social Care BTEC Dip||Music||Media Studies|
|Politics||Sociology||Religious Studies||Product Design*||Politics*|
|English GCSE||Sport BTEC Ext||Science BTEC Sub||Science BTEC Sub||Psychology|
|Maths GCSE||English GCSE||Spanish||Science BTEC Dip||Sport BTEC Sub|
|Maths GCSE||Sport BTEC Dip||Theatre Studies*|