Courses for entry 2019

The 6th form curriculum offers academic and vocational qualifications that are challenging and valued by higher education institutions and employers. Outstanding teaching by subject specialists will ensure each student is stretched and challenged. Each course will provide sound instruction and opportunities for independent learning. While focus on outcomes is at the fore, teaching and learning will instill a passion and a real love for learning.

A Level entry requirements

Courses will have their own requirements, though generally, to study A Levels students must have at least seven 6 grades at GCSE and at least five in maths and English. To study the Level 3 BTEC, students will need a minimum 5 grades at GCSE and a 4 in English and mathematics. The courses will run subject to interest. If you wish to discuss any of the courses in more detail, please contact the course lead. If you would like advice on which courses to choose, please contact one of the 6th form team.

A and AS Level reform

A Level and AS Level have been decoupled. AS is now a freestanding qualification which does not contribute to the A Level grade. AS and A Level qualification will be assessed at the end of the course. As a result of this change, RPA students do not sit AS examinations in Year 12. This allows teachers greater time to develop a depth of knowledge to ensure outstanding attainment in Year 13.