Courses on offer
The following courses are on offer for students joining our Sixth Form in 2017. Please look closely at the course descriptions as they will give you details about examination boards, course content and how the subjects will be assessed.
As all A level subjects are reformed, the AS increasingly has lost its value to students. This year we will be asking students to choose three A levels that they will study across the two years. We ask students to identify a backup choice to allow us greater flexibility. Their studies will be supplemented with an enrichment option, such as an Extended Project Qualification, in order to assure breadth as well as depth of study.
To be accepted into Oldfield Sixth Form Centre students must have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths. Subject specific entry requirements are detailed in the course descriptions in this prospectus. It is advisable to have achieved an A or B grade at GCSE level in each subject to be studied at A level. However, we will look at each application on its own merit.
Oldfield Sixth Form Centre has a mixed intake; applications are welcome from male and female students.
All students will be assessed at the end of Year 12. This may take the form of an internal examination or subject teachers may wish to enter the student for an AS examination in order to check progress. The AS will not count towards their final result. However, to proceed into Year 13 students must ensure they grade at these examinations.
Advice on which combination of subjects to choose can be obtained from teaching staff, tutors or from Mr Nash. Students should make sure that they are making an informed personal choice of subjects.
Note: If there is not enough demand for a particular course it may have to be withdrawn from the list of courses on offer.
Informed Choices is a helpful guide as you consider the best courses and subjects for you to study in the sixth form. The Russell Group of Universities has produced this guide for all young people to give clear information about subjects that they choose to study in the sixth form or at college.