6th FORM COURSES Advanced Courses AS/A2 CACHE Diploma International Baccalaureate BTEC First Courses and GCSEs
AS in Year 12 Between GCSE and old “A” level 3 units Exams in Jan/May-June Results A-E Used for Higher Educaction application
A2 in Year 13 3 more units Old “A” level standard Start in June of Year 12 Exams in Jan/June AS and A2 units added together provide final “A” level result (A-E)
Applied AS levels (A2) A particular type of AS level that studies a vocational area and not a subject. Single – 1 “A” level Full - 2 “A” levels 60% assignment / 40% exam
CHOICES Choose 4 AS courses if very good GCSEs (At least 5 at A* - B including Maths and English) If not, choose 3 AS courses If 4, look for a contrasting subject to go with three complimentary ones.
CACHE Diploma Equivalent to 3 A2s Whole programme on its own Two days work experience every week. Leads to a career working with children, including teaching.
International Baccalaureate A complete Course at “A” level standard It allows a much broader experience at Advanced level. The very best universities really like the programme as they believe it best prepares students for Higher Education Exams only at end of Year 13.
International Baccalaureate Choose one subject from each of the following areas (3 at Higher, 3 at Lower): Language - English Maths – Mathematics Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics Second Language – French, German, Spanish Individ. & Soc.- History,Philosophy,Psychology,Geography Arts – Art,Music
International Baccalaureate Students also have to complete: TOK – a Theory of Knowledge course CAS – Community, Action & Service An Extended Essay
BTEC First Courses Equivalent to 2 or 4 GCSEs. Good way of improving GCSE qualifications Each course studies a vocational area Many go on to study AS/AVCE