2016/17 SIXTH FORM PROSPECTUS @wbhs6form www.whitleybayhighschool.org
2016 17  SIXTH FORM PROSPECTUS  wbhs6form  www.whitleybayhighschool.org
CONTENTS Welcome Outstanding Reputation The A Level Courses on Offer How many subjects? Who can join the Sixth Form? Entry Criteria Exciting Opportunities Work Experience Student Facilities How to Enrol Post-16 Bursary Appendix 1 – Summary of Grades Appendix 2 – Subject Requirements 2 3 4 6 8 10 11 12 14 21 22 23 25 26
CONTENTS Welcome Outstanding Reputation The A Level Courses on Offer How many subjects  Who can join the Sixth Form  Entry...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 WELCOME Thank you for your interest in Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form. You are in the process of making exciting decisions about your future options after you have completed your GCSE examinations. The decisions you make will not only affect the next two years, but will also shape what you go on to do in the longer term future. We realise students need a lot of support and guidance throughout the whole process. We want to ensure that you make an informed choice so that the courses you study will allow you to be successful and achieve your chosen degree or career. Our application and enrolment programme will ensure you get the help you need to make the right choices. At Whitley Bay High School our wide choice of subjects to study at A Level and outstanding examination success are just two of many reasons why you should join us. However, our Sixth Form is about so much more than results. Our students: • • • • • enjoy their learning and the whole sixth form experience take part in the huge range of extra-curricular activities on offer develop confidence and self-esteem fulfil/exceed their potential achieve their Post 18 degree/career intentions. We will work very hard with you to help achieve these aims and ensure you have an enjoyable and successful time at Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form. If you would like to find out more about the courses we offer and talk to teachers and current students please come to our Sixth Form Courses Evening on Tuesday 8th December 2015 from 5 – 7pm. If you are currently at a different school and would like to receive all future information about applying and enrolling in the Sixth Form please contact Helen Davison or Alison Wood on 0191 2008829. It would be a great idea to follow us on Twitter. Search for @wbhs6form for quick access to information, photographs and more. Steve Williams Director of Sixth Form 3
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  WELCOME Thank you for your interest in Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form. You are in the...
OUTSTANDING REPUTATION AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form has an excellent reputation regionally and nationally for: • Outstanding Teaching • Outstanding Academic Success • Outstanding Advice, Guidance and Care • Outstanding Retention – students who join courses complete them • Outstanding progression to university, training or employment We are the ONLY provider in the area where students consistently achieve better AS and A Level results than predicted, based on their GCSE grades. We have consistently achieved the best A Level results (average point score per entry, i.e. the grades achieved by students in each individual subject) in the area for several years. (See Appendix 1 for a summary of the 2015 A Level Results) Year 13 History Trip to Russia. Next year students will have the opportunity to visit Washington. 4 9
OUTSTANDING REPUTATION AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form has an excellent reputation regionally and ...
99.6% Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 PASS RATE 2015 Results 83.6% 56% Geography field trip OF ALL GRADES WERE A*-B OF ALL GRADES WERE A*-C ONE OF VERY FEW SIXTH FORMS IN THE COUNTRY WHERE STUDENTS ACHIEVE SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER AS AND A2 RESULTS THAN IS PREDICTED BY THEIR GCSE GRADES. 5
99.6   Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  PASS RATE  2015 Results  83.6   56  Geography field trip  OF ALL GRADES WERE A -B ...
´ THE A LEVEL COURSES ON OFFER You can choose from a wide range of A Level courses Continuous Academic Support Teaching is outstanding at Whitley Bay High School and teachers devote a huge amount of time to making their lessons challenging, interactive and fun. This is another reason why students enjoy the learning experience in the Sixth Form. As part of our continuous help for students, every A Level subject provides additional support sessions each week to allow students to discuss the content covered in lesson or to get further help with any material they found difficult. Students (and parents) also receive regular Progress Reports to help set targets and work with teachers to fulfil their potential. It is important to point out that the courses we offer are in some cases very different from the same subject at GCSE. You will need to look at the subject content information provided by the departments at the Sixth Form Courses Evening on 8th December, or on the website, very carefully to check that the course is what you expect. Subjects Applied Business AQA TVQ01026/TVQ01027 General Studies OCR H079/H479 Applied Science (Level 3 Certificate) AQA TVQ01028/TVQ01029 Further Mathematics Edexcel 8372/9372 Art AQA 7242/7202 Geography AQA 7036/7037 Biology AQA 7402/7401 German AQA 7661/7662 Business Studies AQA 7131/7132 Health & Social Care AQA 1821/2821 Chemistry AQA 7404/7405 History AQA 7041/7042 Computing AQA 7516/7517 ICT (Applied) OCR H115/H515 Core Maths (Level 3 AQA 1350 Mathematical Studies - AS only) IT BTEC (Level 3 Extended Diploma) Edexcel 500/9149/9 Design & Technology: Systems & Control AQA 1556/2556 Mathematics Edexcel 8371/9371 Drama & Theatre Studies Edexcel 8DR0/9DR0 Media Studies OCR H140/H540 Economics AQA 7135/7136 Music Edexcel 8MU0/9MU0 English Language & Literature AQA 7706/7707 Philosophy & Ethics OCR H173/H573 English Language AQA 7701/7702 Physical Education OCR H155/H555 English Literature AQA 7716/7717 Physics AQA 7407/7408 Extended Project Qualification (AS only) AQA 7993 Psychology AQA 7181/7182 French AQA 7651/7652 Textiles AQA 1561/2561 Further Mathematics 6 Subject Code Subjects Subject Code Edexcel 8372/9372
    THE A LEVEL COURSES ON OFFER You can choose from a wide range of A Level courses  Continuous Academic Support  Teachin...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 Student View Harriet Todd, Year 12 (studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics) ‘You get lots of opportunity to work independently and there are so many subject specific extra-curricular activities on offer, but there are also lots of things you can get involved in if you want to try out something new or different from your studies. For example, I’m a member of the Staff / 6th Form Reading Group. Also, all the teachers here are so helpful and always there to guide you through!’ 7
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  Student View Harriet Todd, Year 12  studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics     You get l...
HOW MANY SUBJECTS? We want you to enrol on a course that you can cope with and which will allow you to fulfil your potential. We therefore use the following guidelines to help you select your course. 5/6 A* - C GRADES We encourage you to take three subjects in Year 12 7/8 A* - B GRADES You can consider taking 4 subjects in Year 12 8/9+ A* - B GRADES You are encouraged to take 4 subjects in Year 12 This is a useful guide, however, you will have an opportunity to discuss the number of courses you study at your guidance meeting. Staff and students celebrate exam success 8 A* B C
HOW MANY SUBJECTS  We want you to enrol on a course that you can cope with and which will allow you to ful   l your potent...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 Changes to A Levels In September 2015, A Levels were ‘de-coupled’. This means that the grade awarded will be based on exams taken at the end of Year 13 only. It will still be possible to sit an AS in these subjects but if a student moves to A2, the marks will not count. Students should therefore be aware of this issue but, as before, choose subjects that they enjoy and are skilled in. The sixth form provides a wide range of courses and students benefit from first-rate advice, guidance and support. Ofsted 2013 Student View Tony Marshall, Year 12 (studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths and History) ‘I feel that since joining WBHS Sixth Form from Marden High School the teachers have been really supportive and are always offering opportunities to learn above and beyond the usual lessons. There are lots of lunchtime sessions available for catching up with work. The transition from another school was really good and my teachers have sat me in different places in the lessons so I’ve met lots of new people. I’m really looking forward to getting involved with the trips that are running and the wealth of extra-curricular activities on offer.’ 9
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  Changes to A Levels In September 2015, A Levels were    de-coupled   . This means that th...
WHO CAN JOIN THE SIXTH FORM? Subject to numbers, anyone is welcome to join our Sixth Form, provided they meet our entry criteria and an A Level programme is the most appropriate course. Geography Fieldwork Residential Whether you are joining us from Year 11 at Whitley Bay High School or coming from another school, we want to make sure you get all the advice you need. We want to ensure the course you choose is at the right level, will take you in the direction you want to go and that you will be able to manage its demands. We will help you with these decisions. Student View James Kitching, Year 13 (studying History, English Language and English Literature) ‘Year 13 has been lots of work but I’ve felt fully equipped for it and in control of my learning. There’s a great rapport here between teachers and students, which has been beneficial to my studies. There’s an open door policy with all teachers so I can approach them whenever I need them. Next year I’m looking forward to studying Primary Education because I’d like a career in teaching.’ 10
WHO CAN JOIN THE SIXTH FORM  Subject to numbers, anyone is welcome to join our Sixth Form, provided they meet our entry cr...
ENTRY CRITERIA Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 Year 12 ICT Lesson. Students receive outstanding support from teachers during and after lessons. Students must have a supportive reference from their current Head of Year which suggests they can meet the requirements of an A Level course. Students must achieve a minimum of 5 A* - C grade passes in separate subjects * at GCSE level to start an advanced course. All subjects have specific entry requirements that students must achieve to start that course. (See Appendix 2 at the end of this Prospectus). (*Some GCSE and BTEC courses, e.g. ICT, Media, Health & Social Care, Business Communications, Engineering etc., will be classed as one subject, even if they are equivalent to more than one GCSE grade. Both English subjects and Double/Triple Science will continue to be classed as separate subjects.) Student View Joe Nelson, Year 13 (studying English Literature, History and Maths) ‘You get a lot of freedom in Sixth Form and it feels distinct from the lower school. The teachers are very enthusiastic and the quality of teaching is of the same high standard as it was in the lower school. I’ve had many great opportunities, such as trips to Moscow and London, and I’m hoping to go to university next year to study English Literature and History.’ 11
ENTRY CRITERIA  Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  Year 12 ICT Lesson. Students receive outstanding support from teachers du...
EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM A high quality Sixth Form should provide students with lots of opportunities to take part in activities beyond the classroom. These activities are enjoyable, develop new skills and allow students to improve their CV when applying for jobs or personal statement when applying to university. At Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form you will be encouraged to take part in the busy wider life of the school. Whether it is sport, drama, music, debate or working with younger students as part of our In-Class support programme, there is something for everyone. If you have new ideas, or just want to join in with something you enjoy, there will be many options to interest you. This year you could have chosen from: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sports Teams Debating Club Creative Writing Group Café Scientific Young Enterprise Community Sports Leader Award In-Class Support Bar Mock Trial Soloist of the Year Drama Productions Bay TV University Challenge Art Club Psychology/Film Club Orchestra Choir Wind Band Senior Maths Challenge Percy Hedley Link Web Design • Staff / 6th Form Reading Group • History Russia Trip • Art/Media New York Trip • Physics CERN Trip (Geneva) • Kenya Club • Music Theatre • 6th Form Dance Group • Jazz Band • Teaching to Teach • Sustainable Design/3D CAD • Up-cycling Charity Group • Medicine Discussion Group • Geography Field Work Residential • Biology Field Work Residential • There will be a Geography Trip to Iceland offered from 2016 These are only some examples of the many opportunities available. 12 Last year’s production of the musical Oliver!
EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM A high quality Sixth Form should provide students with lots of opportunities t...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 Sixth Form Charity Bike Ride Year 13 Art & Media Trip to New York The Sixth Form Footbal Team Year 13 Trip to CERN in Geneva 13
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  Sixth Form Charity Bike Ride  Year 13 Art   Media Trip to New York  The Sixth Form Footba...
WORK EXPERIENCE We appreciate the important value of relevant work experience to help students secure places on degree courses and employment. All Year 12 students are supported in finding a relevant one week work experience placement. Students often find this one of the most important factors in helping them decide what they want to do in the future. Students have spent successful weeks: • n TV production at the Discovery Channel in London i • s a journalist with Metro Radio a • n design at Berghaus i • s an astronomy assistant at a the Kielder Observatory • n speech and language therapy at a local hospital i • s an engineer at British Engines Ltd a • n law at a local solicitors i • t a barrister’s chambers in London a • n hospitals for those students i considering medical careers • s teaching assistants in local schools a • nd many others. a Personal Development in the sixth form is a major strength, and the sixth form helps students develop into confident, sensitive and reflective adults. Ofsted 2013 Dawn Harvey is our Work Experience Coordinator who will support students through the whole process and help students secure relevant work experience opportunities. Student View Caelan Oram, Year 12 (studying English Literature, English Language, Drama and Psychology) ‘I went to John Spence High School before joining Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form. I’ve found the experience to be the best change I could have had. I really enjoy the way the lessons are presented and the way teachers interact with students. There’s so much here that interests me and I’ve been able to focus my studies in ways that I’ve found really engaging. I’m looking forward to playing a lead part in the forthcoming school musical production.’ 14
WORK EXPERIENCE We appreciate the important value of relevant work experience to help students secure places on degree cou...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 They (6th Form students) reach high standards and are strikingly successful in gaining places at university, training or employment. Ofsted 2013 Student View Emma Campbell, Year 13 (studying English Literature, History and Psychology) ‘I’ve had a great experience in Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form and the level of freedom really helps me focus on my studies. You are given the opportunity to take control of your learning and you get lots of support alongside the right level of autonomy. After Sixth Form I’m hoping to go to university to study Politics and International Relations.’ 15
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  They  6th Form students  reach high standards and are strikingly successful in gaining pl...
SUPPORT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE We have a large Sixth Form team to support students throughout their time with us. Students benefit from excellent advice, guidance and support, not only from their tutor, who they see every day, but also from members of the large specialist Sixth Form Management Team. We have a continuous open door policy so that students can talk to a member of the Sixth Form Team at any time – we do not want any student to leave at the end of the day with a problem. Help is always available. Students receive guidance on next steps from dedicated Sixth Form Team Student View Sam Bailey, Year 12 (studying English Literature, History, Philosophy & Ethics and Economics) ‘I’ve been a student at WBHS since Year 9 and I feel I’ve fully completed the transition to Year 12 now. I’m treated like an adult here and really enjoy the undergraduate feeling of Sixth Form. The increased freedom has improved the scope and depth of my learning and I feel really involved in my subjects.’ 16
SUPPORT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE We have a large Sixth Form team to support students throughout their time with us. Students be...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 Classroom relationships are based on respect and a thirst to learn. Ofsted 2013 Student View Isabelle Hall, Year 12 (studying Drama, Psychology and French) ‘I feel like I’ve made a great start in Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form, having joined from St Thomas More High School. Staff and other students have been really friendly and helpful and I’m really enjoying the teaching I’m receiving. My lessons are going well and I’ve made lots of new friends.’ 17
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  Classroom relationships are based on respect and a thirst to learn. Ofsted 2013  Student ...
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Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 Teaching is outstanding. There is an absolute determination amongst all staff to ensure that lessons are exciting and effective Ofsted 2013 19
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  Teaching is outstanding. There is an absolute determination amongst all staff to ensure t...
Student View Chris Dimopoulos, Year 12 (studying Geography, English Literature and Art) ‘The transition from John Spence High School was really good because there are lots of students from other schools here so I didn’t feel at all alone or left out. I’ve made lots of new friends as everyone is really friendly and approachable and all my lessons are interactive and interesting and make me want to learn.’ 20
Student View Chris Dimopoulos, Year 12  studying Geography, English Literature and Art     The transition from John Spence...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 STUDENT FACILITIES The Sixth Form area has undergone a £1 million development. This has provided students with a large Common Room area in which to relax and work. Attached to this is a dedicated Sixth Form ICT Suite, allowing students to access a large number of internet linked computers. Within the Common Room there is a Sixth Form Café, serving hot and cold food and drinks from 8.30am. Sixth Form students also make full use of our large modern Library which provides further access to ICT and is equipped with new multimedia resources and a constantly growing book stock. Important journals such as New Scientist, Economics Review and emagazine (the journal of English Language and Literature), are available here. However, the most important resource within the Library is the library staff, who go out of their way to support students with their work including helping students find sources and material for their studies. There is a specialised introduction to the Library for all Sixth Form students during one of the induction sessions to help students make the most of this excellent facility. In both the Common Room and Library there is always a lovely atmosphere as students relax and carry out independent study in these informal settings. 21
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  STUDENT FACILITIES The Sixth Form area has undergone a   1 million development. This has ...
HOW TO ENROL Students are offered a range of enriching opportunities. Here, Art students visit Edinburgh. If you are currently at Whitley Bay High School you will receive support from your tutor, the Pastoral Team and North Tyneside Careers Service to help you think about all your Post 16 options. You will also have a guidance meeting with a senior member of staff. This will help you consider your future options in relation to your target GCSE grades. You may be helped to gain further advice from the people best equipped to help you – for instance with specific university advice or vocational options. If you are joining Whitley Bay High School Sixth Form from another school the first thing to do is contact Helen Davison or Alison Wood (our Sixth Form Administrators) on 0191 2008829 in order to be added to our mailing list. Once you have completed an application form, which we will post, you will receive a guidance meeting with one of the Sixth Form Team. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@wbhs6form) to keep up to date! Sixth Form Courses Evening All students considering joining the Sixth Form should come to our Sixth Form Courses Evening on Tuesday 8th December, from 5 – 7pm. Here you will get the opportunity to speak with students and staff about A Levels you are interested in studying. 22
HOW TO ENROL  Students are offered a range of enriching opportunities. Here, Art students visit Edinburgh.  If you are cur...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 THE POST 16 BURSARY Students who are entering Post 16 education at any institution may be eligible for the Post 16 Bursary which is funded by the government . Its purpose is to help those students who need support in meeting the costs of Post 16 education. You will qualify for funding if you are any of the following: • • • • In care A care leaver A family in receipt of income support A student with learning difficulties or disabilities in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Allowance. If so you will qualify for £1,400* per year from the scheme OR • Eligible for Free School Meals • A family in receipt of Working Tax Credit and with a gross household income of £17,500 or less • A young person aged 16-18 looking after a sick or disabled relative • A family with a gross household income below £30,000 If so you will be eligible to receive up to £700 per year from the scheme. In addition, any funding that is left will be used as a Hardship Fund for learners experiencing severe financial hardship. If you have any questions about this Bursary please do not hesitate to contact the Sixth Form Team. *This figure was correct at time of going to print. Student View Holly Telfer, Year 12 (studying English Language, Psychology and Maths) ‘The transition from Year 11 at Whitley Bay High School has been really positive for me and has impacted hugely on my commitment and focus on learning. I’m enjoying sixth form here because I’ve met lots of new people and I’ve had a range of learning opportunities that have enriched my experience at school.’ 23
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  THE POST 16 BURSARY  Students who are entering Post 16 education at any institution may b...
The way in which students work with other adults and each other to make progress is exceptional Ofsted 2013 Positive working relationships underpin our work 24
The way in which students work with other adults and each other to make progress is exceptional Ofsted 2013  Positive work...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 Subject (A-Level) Ent A* A B C D E U A*-B A*-E Applied Business 8 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 4 8 Applied ICT/Computing 37 1 6 20 7 3 0 0 27 37 Applied Science 16 0 0 4 6 3 3 0 4 16 Art 22 7 6 7 1 1 0 0 20 22 Biology 60 1 10 17 19 8 4 1 28 59 Business Studies 27 3 3 11 6 3 1 0 17 27 Chemistry 51 4 8 22 13 4 0 0 34 51 Economics 24 0 5 7 7 4 1 0 12 24 English Language & Literature 10 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 5 10 English Language 23 0 2 9 10 2 0 0 11 23 English Literature 40 7 8 18 5 2 0 0 33 40 Food Technology 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 French 13 0 2 3 5 2 1 0 5 13 Further Maths 7 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 6 7 General Studies 95 7 14 21 30 20 3 0 42 95 Geography 30 2 7 13 5 3 0 0 22 30 Health and Social Care 14 0 1 1 9 3 0 0 2 14 History 48 0 2 24 19 3 0 0 26 48 Mathematics 71 10 11 25 14 8 2 1 46 70 Media Studies 40 0 6 17 13 3 1 0 23 40 Music 5 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 2 5 PE 15 1 2 3 4 3 2 0 6 15 Physics 39 2 8 10 9 8 2 0 20 39 Psychology 48 3 9 11 17 7 0 1 23 47 Philosophy & Ethics 8 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 7 8 Technology 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 Theatre Studies 11 1 1 1 4 3 1 0 3 11 766 52 123 254 211 102 21 3 429 Appendix 1 SUMMARY OF A-LEVEL GRADES ACHIEVED 2015 763 Total See page 6 for 2016 courses on offer. 25
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  Subject  A-Level   Ent  A   A  B  C  D  E  U  A -B  A -E  Applied Business  8  1  2  1  3...
Appendix 2 SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Summary of 2015 Academic Entry Requirements for the Sixth Form (These requirements may be subject to change for September 2016) Applied Business Students must achieve at least a grade C in GCSE English Language. Applied Health & Social Care Students must achieve at least a grade C in GCSE English Language. Advantageous to also have achieved B grades in Double Award Science. Applied Science Students must achieve at least C grades in Double Award Science and a grade C in Maths. Art Students must achieve at least a grade C in Art and Design at GCSE level. Students must also have at least a grade C in English Language. Biology Students must achieve at least B grades in GCSE Double Award Science and Mathematics. Students studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics as separate sciences, must achieve at least a grade B in Biology and one other science. Students must also achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics. Business Studies Students must achieve at least a grade C in GCSE English Language. Chemistry Students must achieve at least B grades in GCSE Double Award Science and Mathematics. Students studying Chemistry, Biology and Physics as separate sciences, must achieve a minimum of a grade B in Chemistry and one other science. Students must also achieve a minimum grade B in GCSE Mathematics. Computing Students must achieve a minimum of two B grades in science and an A in Mathematics. Design Technology – Systems Students must achieve at least a grade C in Systems or Electronics if studied at GCSE. If not, students must achieve at least C grades in GCSE Double Award Science and Mathematics (students studying Chemistry, Biology and Physics as separate sciences, must achieve a minimum of a grade C in Physics). Drama & Theatre Studies Students must achieve at least a grade C in GCSE English Language. Economics Students must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics and English Language. English Language Students must achieve at least a grade B in both GCSE English Language and English Literature. English Literature Students must achieve at least a grade B in both GCSE English Language and English Literature. 26
Appendix 2  SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS  Summary of 2015 Academic Entry Requirements for the Sixth Form  These req...
Sixth Form Prospectus | 2016-17 English Language & Literature Students must achieve at least a grade B in both GCSE English Language and English Literature. French Students must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE French. Further Mathematics Students must achieve a grade A* in GCSE Maths. Geography Students must achieve at least a grade C in higher level GCSE Geography. German Students must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE German. History Students must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE History. If students have not studied History then they must achieve at least grade B in English Language and English Literature. ICT Students must achieve at least a grade C in GCSE English Language. Mathematics Students must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics. Media Studies Students must achieve at least a grade C in both GCSE English Language and English Literature. Music Students must have a level of understanding to at least a grade C in GCSE Music or a grade 5 in Music Theory. Students must also have a grade 4 (or be able to perform to a standard equivalent to a pass at grade 4) on a musical instrument and have the ability to read music. Philosophy & Ethics Students must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE English Language. Physical Education Students must achieve at least C grades in Double Award Science. If students have taken PE at GCSE it would be expected that they will have achieved at least a grade C on the theory paper. Physics Students must achieve at least B grades in Double Award Science and Mathematics. Students studying Physics, Biology and Chemistry as separate sciences, must achieve at least a grade B in Physics and one other science. Students must also achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics. Psychology Students must achieve at least grade C in Maths and Double Science and a grade B in either English Language or Literature. Textiles Students must achieve at least grade C in GCSE English Language. Student View Jay Marsh, Year 12 (studying Chemistry, English Language and Systems & Control) ‘The move from Year 11 at WBHS to Year 12 has gone really well and I feel settled into Sixth Form life already. The workload is different but my teachers have always been available to help me in my study periods and have been extremely supportive.’ 27
Sixth Form Prospectus   2016-17  English Language   Literature Students must achieve at least a grade B in both GCSE Engli...
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