Our EA6 curriculum for 2022/23 will help to prepare you for an EPIC future in a career of your choice or at university. You will have a choice of a range of A Level and vocational courses to suit you and ensure you future academic and career success.

Students have free choice across the five option blocks – the only restriction is that students cannot select more than one option in each block. All students will also study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which provides students with an additional AS grade and allows them the opportunity to develop their research skills and consolidate their ability to learn independently.

The option blocks are:

Option A
A Level Art & 3D Design
A Level Business
A Level Chemistry

Option B
A Level History
A Level Sociology
BTEC Sport

Option C
A Level Biology
A Level English Literature
LIBF Finance

Option D
BTEC Computing
A Level Psychology

Option E
A Level Law
A Level Mathematics

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement is 5 x 4+ grades, including English Language and Mathematics.

In the following subjects, a 6 is required in the same subject at GCSE:

  • Art and 3D Design (similar qualifications accepted)
  • History
  • English Literature
  • Computing
  • Chemistry (minimum of 6:5 in Combined Science) and Biology (minimum of 6:5 in Combined Science)
  • For Sociology, Law and Psychology (minimum of 5 in English Language).

In Mathematics, a 7 is required at GCSE.

For students that are unsure what subjects they would like to study, we suggest the following pathways:

Business and Enterprise Pathway

Option A
A Level Business

Option C
LIBF Finance

Option D
BTEC Computing

Option E
A Level Law
A Level Mathematics

Suited for careers in the city, business and finance, accounting, banking, marketing, legal services, law.

The Sciences

Option A
A Level Chemistry

Option C
A Level Biology

Option D
A Level Psychology

Option E
A Level Mathematics

Suited for careers in Medicine and associated sectors.

Education and Public Service

Option B
A Level History
A Level Sociology

Option C
A Level English Literature

Option D
A Level Psychology

Option E
A Level Law

Suited for careers in policing, teaching, the civil service, government, policy research and law.

Vocational studies

Option A
A Level Art and 3D Design
A Level Business

Option B
BTEC Sport

Option C
LIBF Finance

Option D
BTEC Computing

Suited for students that aim to go into an apprenticeship or vocational degree after sixth form.

Sport and Leisure

Option A
A Level Business

Option B
BTEC Sport

Option C
A Level Biology
LIBF Finance

Option D
A Level Psychology

Suited for careers in sports leadership, personal training, the leisure industry and running your own business.