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Harrogate Grammar Sixth Form building - Nov 23

The Sixth Form

Programmes of study

Teacher talking to pupil in class - Nov 23

Selecting programmes of study

A Level, BTEC and Cambridge Technicals are Level 3 qualifications that take you beyond the Level 2 qualifications studied at GCSE. With 40 courses on offer, the Sixth Form provides a great deal of choice for students to construct a programme of study that suits your needs.

A Level

At A Level your final grade will be based on examinations taken at the end of a two year course.

Level 3 BTEC & Cambridge Technical

The BTEC and Cambridge Technical Qualifications are equivalent to one A Level. Two years of study must be completed to obtain accreditation. These courses contain significant project-based assessments.

Your course

You will be advised about choosing particular combinations of subjects, and those students with particular career aspirations, such as medicine, will be given guidance as to which subjects will be essential for further study. You will select three full subjects at the start of Year 12 along with one of the additional choices from the second table below.

A Level/BTEC – full 2 year qualifications
Choice 1
Choice 2
Choice 3
One additional qualification from the choices below
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) 1 year
Sports Leadership Level 3 1 year
Applied Science BTEC 1 year
Medical Science BTEC 1 year
Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) 1 year
AS Maths 1 year
Further Maths/Fourth A Level/BTEC for students with high average GCSE point score 2 year
Optional enrichment
Chinese GCSE 2 year
Italian GCSE 2 year
Sport Academy 2 year

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