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Subjects Offered for Sept 2023 Entry

At Stratford School we have made the commitment to an A level (2 year) course in all subjects. This gives students time to thoroughly assimilate the information and skills they will need to be successful in their final exams; which prepares them well for their next step.

Students are asked to choose 3 subjects in Year 12 that they will continue for the two years. They are also encouraged to take an enrichment course to support their studies like the Extended Project Qualification that counts as half an A Level for University entry.

Our minimum entry requirement is five GCSEs at grade 4-9 including English and Maths (Non-GCSE equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis).

If you have any questions regarding entry requirements or courses please contact the school office via Tel: 01789 268051 or sixthform@stratfordschool.co.uk

Entry requirements can be found below, and the online application form can be access from the link below.  PLEASE NOTE: The online form will go live Wednesday 16th November as applications are not open until then.

Subject Blocking 

Course subject choices are timetabled in block which means that not all course combinations will be available, though many are available due to the way in which we structure the blocks.   Further Maths A level can be chosen as a fourth subject.  If you are unable to get your subjects choices, then speak to a member of the sixth form team or careers who will be able to advise you of alternative subjects.

When choosing your A level subjects you can choose from the first four blocks A to D, you may only choose one course from any of the blocks. Some subjects appear in two blocks to enable a greater range of combinations. 

  • You need to choose 3 courses from blocks A to D.
  • Further Maths A level can be chosen as a fourth subject  (From the Enrichment block). 
  • You may choose one enrichment choice and one reserve choice from the Enrichment block
To apply for Sixth Form Entry in September 2023 please go to our admissions page by following the link below;

 


Individual Course Entry Requirements

Level 3 Qualifications- A Level Subject Entry Requirements (Level 2/GCSE)
Applied Science (Level 3 Extended Certificate) Two grade 5s in GCSE Science
Architecture Level 3 Diploma (Design, Engineer, Construct) Grade 5 in Mathematics and a grade 5 in a Science (A portfolio of technical drawing or computer modelling if Architecture or Design Technology was not taken at GCSE)
Art (Fine Art - Drawing & Painting) Grade 5 in Art and / or evidence of Portfolio
Biology Grade 6,6 in Combined Science GCSE or if you have studied the Sciences separately, grade 6 in at least two, including Biology, plus a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Business Studies Grade 4 in Maths and English Language
Chemistry Grade 6,6 in Combined Science GCSE or if you have studied the Sciences separately, grade 6 in at least two, including Chemistry, plus a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Criminology (Level 3 Diploma) Grade 4 in English Language
Dance Grade 4 in English and Grade 4/Merit in Dance
Drama Grade 4 in English (Grade 4 in Drama if taken)
Economics Grade 4 in Maths and English Language
English Language Grade 5  in English Language and Grade 4 in English Literature
English Literature Grade 5 in English Literature and Grade 4 in English Language
Geography Grade 5 in Geography
History

Grade 5 in History (If History GCSE not taken then English Lang Grade 6)

Maths Grade 6 in Maths
Further Maths Grade 7 in Maths
Media Studies Grade 4 in English Language
PE (Physical Education) Grade 5 in Sport / PE or grade 5 in Biology or grade 5,5 in Combined Science (students are expected to currently participate in a competitive sport
Physics Grade 6,6 in Combined Science GCSE or if you have studied the Sciences separately, grade 6 in at least two, including Physics, plus a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Psychology Grade 6,5 in two Sciences and grade 4 in English Language
Photography Grade 5 in Art or Photography and/or evidence of portfolio
Sociology Grade 4 in English Language
Enrichment: Extended Project

As part of our enrichment programme (Grade 5 in English is required)

Enrichment: Mathematical Studies AS level, 1 year course) This supports science & social science and is an additional qualification to the three A’ levels. Entry to be agreed in discussion with school (Maths grade 4/5 will be required). 
 
Level 2 Qualifications  
GCSE English Language (re-sit) Subject to discussion with the school
GCSE Maths (re-sit) Subject to discussion with the school

 Level 3 Qualification - A Level Course Details: