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A Level Results 2016

TOP GRADES AND SO MUCH MORE

Join our Sixth Form and you will be supported every step of the way to achieve the best possible grades.  

Our track record in the Sixth Form proves that we really do deliver on this, in 2016 we were ranked in the top 2.3% of sixth forms in the country for ‘value added’*.  This means, through setting high academic goals, providing demanding teaching and the close monitoring of progression, Claires Court Sixth Form students achieve higher grades than their prior performance would have indicated.  In August 2016, our students achieved exceptional grades with a 100% pass rate and 25% at A/A*.

A LEVELS & BTEC options 

A LEVEL

Students take three full A Levels, with an additional AS level and many undertake the highly regarded Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) all of which accrue UCAS points for university entry.

The government has reformed the delivery of A Levels and moving away from a modular and towards a linear structure. Under this system all exams are taken at the end of Year 13 without opportunities to re-take.

From September 2016 the majority of subjects will follow the new linear structure. AS Level exams will be available in these subjects but the AS mark and grade will not count towards the full A Level grade.

The phased introduction will mean that Design Technology, Food Technology, Mathematics, Media Studies and Textiles will continue on a Modular basis until 2017. In these subjects the AS Level at the end of the first year will still count towards the final A Level.

BTEC

Students also have the option to take a level 3 BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) vocational qualification which is equivalent to A Levels. Claires Court currently offer BTECs in ICT, Music Technology and Sport. One of the key differences between an A Level and a BTEC is the means of assessment used. A BTEC involves continual assessment via coursework and practical projects. An A Level is studied over two years and culminates in an exam; certain A Levels combine coursework and practical elements with the exam.

SUBJECT CHOICES 

There is a full programme of over twenty four A Level subjects and three BTEC courses:

ART
BIOLOGY
BUSINESS
CHEMISTRY
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ECONOMICS
ENGLISH LITERATURE
EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
IT (DIPLOMA)
MATHEMATICS

MEDIA STUDIES
MFL - FRENCH
MFL - GERMAN
MFL - SPANISH
MUSIC
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHYSICS
PSYCHOLOGY
SPORT (DIPLOMA)
TEXTILES

Details of each subject are in our Sixth Form Programme Brochure.

SUBJECT SELECTION AND GROUPING 

Initial subject selection is undertaken in March and advice is given to ensure that the academic programme is balanced and focussed on future progression.  We take particular care to ensure that ‘enabling subjects’ are included where appropriate. We then construct the timetable which provides the maximum opportunities for students to create an individualised curriculum package. It should be noted that not all subject combinations can necessarily be achieved.

Entry requirements 

The entry requirements vary depending on your choice of course.  For some subjects it is not necessary to have studied the course at GCSE.  Please refer to the Sixth Form Programme for full details. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Students who are registered to join the Sixth Form in Year 12 can apply for a scholarship. Alongside the financial benefits of a scholarship we find the status and recognition of being a scholar enables students to become immersed in their subject. Visit the Scholarships section of the website for full details.

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