TBSHS Post-16 Course Options and Prerequisite Subjects
September 2022 Entry
There are 2 study pathways in TBSHS 6th Form
2 yr A level course: (3 linear A level subjects over both years, plus Curriculum Enhancement Option – see below )
Students with exceptional GCSE grades (at least 5 A*/8-9) may study 4 subjects.
Total points score of at least 44 from eight GCSEs
At least 5 in Maths and English Language or Literature
Must meet each chosen subject’s criteria – generally a grade 6 (or B) but check table overleaf
2 yr BTEC Level 3 in Sport or Applied Science + 1 A level: plus Curriculum Enhancement Option – see below
Total points score of at least 36 from eight GCSEs.
At least grade 5 in Maths and English Language or Literature
Must meet chosen BTEC and A level subject’s entrance criteria – check table overleaf
Curriculum Enhancement Options
On both routes, student study a curriculum enhancement option in Year 12 from EPQ, Core Maths (Grade 5 in Maths), DoE, Sports Leadership Qualification and Fundamentals of Finance.
See below for table of 6th Form subjects currently offered and their prerequisite GCSE courses.
Post-16 Courses and GCSE Prerequisites
|6th Form Course||2022 Entry Requirements|
|(5s in English Lit or Lang- and Maths required for ALL courses)|
|Art and Design||6 in Art or DT Graphics|
|Biology||6 in Biology Separate Science or 6 in all Biology modules of combined Science qualification; 6 in Maths recommended; if 5 in Maths have to take Core Maths for enhancement option|
|BTEC Level 3 Applied Science||At least 34 points from your best 8 GCSEs; 5s in Mathematics, English (Language or Literature) and Grade 5s in Sciences|
|BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport||At least 34 points from best 8 GCSEs; 5 in Mathematics and English (Language or Literature)|
|Business Studies||5 in English Language and, if studied, 6 in Business Studies|
|Chemistry||6 in Chemistry Separate Science or 6 in all Chemistry modules of combined Science qualification; 6 in Mathematics recommended; if 5 in Mathematics have to take Core Maths for enhancement option|
|Computing||6 in Computing or, if not studied, 5 in Mathematics|
|Drama and Theatre Studies||6 in Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Economics||6 in Mathematics and, if studied, 6 in Business Studies|
|English Language||6 in English Language|
|English Literature||6 in English Literature|