Curriculum Pathways

Curriculum Pathways

All students entering the Sixth Form will have the opportunity to study a range of Level 3 courses.  These will be completed over two years.  Access to all courses will be determined by examination results and whether these meet the entry criteria for the different courses offered.


Entry Requirements

Level 3 A Level Courses 5 GCSEs (A* - C, or equivalent) including English and Maths (grade 4) with specific grade requirements in identified subjects
Level 3 Vocational
combined with A Level Courses
5 GCSEs (A* - C, or equivalent) including English and Maths (grade 4) with specific grade requirements in identified A Level subjects and/or with Merit or better in identified Vocational subjects
Level 3 Vocational Courses 5 GCSEs (A* - C, or equivalent) or Vocational equivalent - with Merit or better in identified subjects


If you have not gained English or Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above, you will be required to follow a programme in the Sixth Form to re-take these courses.

All students considering Post-16 courses are given specific information, advice and guidance throughout Year 11, both prior to and subsequent to the options process in the autumn term. Every effort is made to ensure that students access the right courses at the right level and that the combination of courses provides sufficient breadth and challenge to aid progression into further education, higher education or the world of work.
In particular, students aiming to gain a university place at an Oxbridge or other elite institution should make sure that they choose the ‘facilitating subjects’ necessary.
However, a number of students may not be considering Post-16 provision at Edgbarrow. The school will also offer information, alternative advice and guidance to support these students into further education, employment or an apprenticeship.


How to Apply

The process for application set out here is straightforward, and we look forward to meeting and spending two enjoyable years with you at this important and exciting time of your life.

  • Friday 15th December 2017- Application deadline
    All applications should be completed online. Non-Edgbarrow students should provide a copy of their most recent grade report with their application.
  • Monday 22nd January to Friday 9th February 2018
    Meetings for Edgbarrow students to discuss options and entry requirements.
  • Friday 23rd February 2018 - EDGBARROW Students
    All offers will be made to Edgbarrow students by this date.
  • Friday 16th March 2018 - EXTERNAL Students
    All offers will be made to successful external students by this date.
  • Friday 20th April 2018 – Deadline for accepting offer
    All students should reply to the offer as soon as possible and before the above date. If offers have not been confirmed by this date, we cannot guarantee your place.
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018 - Induction Programme
    The induction for Year 12 will take place over one day. There maybe an additional social event - to be confirmed.
  • Thursday 23rd August 2018 – GCSE results day
    Mr Evans and Miss Piggott will be present to discuss any issues with courses / grades for Edgbarrow students. External students: please send your results as soon as possible.
  • Monday 27th August 2018 – External students
    The final deadline for external students to confirm their GCSE results, with appropriate documentation. If this information is not forthcoming we shall not be able to guarantee your place.