You can choose to study in different ways at Astley Sixth Form.

A Level Pathway

  • Some students pick a purely academic pathway and choose to study only A levels.
  • Most students in Year 12 will study four A levels, and then focus on three in Year 13. A levels tend to be assessed through exams at the end of Year 12 and at the end of Year 13.

BTEC Level 3 Pathway

  • Other students are keen to take a more vocational route and therefore study Level 3 BTEC courses.
  • These are equivalent to A levels but tend to be assessed through coursework.
  • These courses all run for two years.
  • Some students enjoy studying a mix of both BTEC level 3 courses and A levels.

GCSE English and Maths Resits

  • It is a national requirement that all students must re-sit their English and/or Maths GCSE if they do not achieve at least a grade 4 in Year 11.

Further Information

You can find further information about our curriculum in our Sixth Form Prospectus:

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr A Ironside, Assistant Headteacher on 0191 237 1505 if you have any queries regarding the Sixth Form curriculum.