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Courses in 2017

Course Taster Sessions

We have taster sessions running in November and December.  Please see the timetable below for details:

Sixth Form Taster Sessions

You can also download a printable version via this link:

Sixth Form Taster Sessions Timetable

Courses in 2017

Our course offer is divided into three ‘pathways’.

To study courses from our Academic Pathway, you will need to have Grade 5s in GCSE English and GCSE Maths, as well as, at least, three other GCSEs at Grade C or above. You will also need to meet any course specific entry requirements.

Academic Pathway Courses:

Art & Design (Fine Art) Advanced Level

Art & Design (Photography) Advanced Level

Biology Advanced Level

Business Advanced Level

Chemistry Advanced Level

Drama & Theatre Studies Advanced Level

English Language Advanced Level

English Literature Advanced Level

Extended Project Qualification

Film Studies Advanced Level

French Advanced Level

Geography Advanced Level

History Advanced Level

Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) Level 3 Certificate

Mathematics Advanced Level

Mathematics (Further) Advanced Level

Media Studies Advanced Level

Physical Education Advanced Level

Physics Advanced Level

Psychology Advanced Level

Spanish Advanced Level

 

To study courses from our Applied Pathway, you will need to have Grade 4s in GCSE English and GCSE Maths, as well as, at least, three other GCSEs at Grade C or above. You will also need to meet any course specific entry requirements.

Applied Pathway Courses:

Applied Science BTEC National

Business BTEC National

Engineering Foundation Technical Level

Health & Social Care BTEC National

Information Technology BTEC National

Music BTEC National

Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC National

Performing Arts (Theatre) BTEC National

Sport & Physical Activity Cambridge Technicals

Travel & Tourism BTEC National

As long as you meet the entry requirements, you can combine courses from the Academic and Applied Pathways in your personal Study Programme.

 

Access Pathway

There are no specific entry requirements for our Access Pathway.  We offer highly-personalised, one-year, vocational pathways for students whose GCSE results indicate that progression onto a Level 3 Academic or Applied Pathway wouldn’t be the right route for them. On our Access Pathway, your Study Programme will be a combination of Level 1 and Level 2 courses, both at The Spires College and with our partner providers. Your Study Programme is also likely to include work experience. If you haven’t got a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or GCSE Mathematics, further study in these subjects will also be part of your programme.


We are able to offer Access Pathway Study Programmes in the following areas:

  • Motor Vehicle Studies
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Animal Care
  • Hairdressing
  • Computer Skills
  • Construction
  • Electrical Studies

If you think that an Access Pathway would meet your needs, let us know. The Sixth Form advice team will work with you to design a programme that will meet your needs and offer you a ‘stepping stone’ to further study, an apprenticeship or employment in your chosen field.

You will find all the information you need about the courses and pathways in our brochure below:

Sixth Form Course Brochure 2017