Application Process

Entry & Admission

Southfield Sixth Form offers a broad range of subjects that students can study to Level 3.  Students can study one of three pathways as follows:

  • Pathway 1:  ‘Academic’ qualifications (A Levels).   Students selecting this pathway will, in the main, study three A Levels and will have achieved 5 GCSEs 9 – 5 with a minimum of a grade 5 in English and maths.  They will, also, need to meet the subject entry requirements for all the subjects that they select.  

By exception, students may study four A Levels.  Students selecting this pathway will have achieved 5 GCSEs 9 – 7 with a minimum of a grade 7 in English and maths.  They will, also, need to meet the subject entry requirements for all the subjects that they select.

 

  • Pathway 2:  Any three Level 3 courses, a combination of ‘academic’ and ‘vocational’ qualifications.   Students selecting this pathway will need to meet the subject entry requirements for all the subjects that they select.  Students not achieving a grade 4 in English or maths will need to resit these exams.

 

  • Pathway 3:  ‘Vocational’ qualifications (BTECs and Cambridge Technical).   Students selecting this pathway will have achieved 5 GCSEs 9 - 4 (or equivalent Level 2 passes) with a minimum of a grade 4 in English and maths.  They will, also, need to meet the subject entry requirements for all the subjects that they select.  Students not achieving a grade 4 in English or maths will need to resit these exams.

 

 

Subjects offered:

A Levels:

  • Art.
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
  • Drama & Theatre Studies.
  • English Language, English Literature.
  • Film Studies.
  • French.
  • Geography, History, Politics.
  • Maths, Further Maths.
  • Music.
  • Physical Education (PE).
  • Psychology, Sociology.
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

 

BTECs and Cambridge Technical:

  • Applied Science.
  • BTEC Creative Media.
  • BTEC Health and Social Care.
  • CTEC Business.
  • Criminology (Level 3 Diploma).