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Sixth Form Admissions
‘The Sixth Form is very well led and managed. There is a clear vision for the future and it meets the needs of students well through a well-designed curriculum.’
Ofsted

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).

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