• "Students flourish in an environment where they are well taught and supported." -OFSTED 2017
Sixth Form Admissions
"Students benefit well from a wide range of work experience, work shadowing and visits to employers related to their career aspirations."

"Students are focused on achieving high grades and gaining places at highly competitive universities or sought-after apprenticeships."
Ofsted 2017

Hertswood Sixth Form offers a wider range of academic and vocational courses than you will find in almost any other school and students are free to choose a mixture of A level and BTEC courses if they have the appropriate grades.

A Level

A levels are challenging, academic courses designed to take students on to university study. A level students will need at least:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade B or above
  • Grade B and C in English and Maths
  • Grade B in the subjects they want to study

A level students should select 4 courses to complete to AS level in Year 12 and continue with 3 in Year 13 to gain the full A level. All A level students will also complete the Extended Project, which is worth half an A level, in Year 12.

Level 3 BTEC

BTECs are vocational courses and prepare students for university, apprenticeships or work. BTEC students need:

  • 5 C grades at GCSE (or Merit grades at BTEC)
  • Grade C in English and Maths
  • Grade C in the subjects they want to study

Students following BTEC courses should select 4 courses of which one should be an internship (a weekly work placement related to one subject the student is studying).