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, our 2016 results ranked us 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 2017, our students achieved exceptional grades with a 97.9% pass rate and 22.5% at A/A*.
A LEVELS & BTEC options
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.
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.
There is a full programme of over twenty four A Level subjects and three BTEC courses:
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION
MFL - FRENCH
MFL - GERMAN
MFL - SPANISH
PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS
Details of each subject are in our Sixth Form Programme Brochure.
SUBJECT SELECTION AND GROUPING
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