The Sixth Form curriculum caters for students who wish to pursue Level 3 courses. Students who access Level 3 learning may choose to study through one of the following three routes:-
- Route 1: GCE A Level This route is for students wishing to access a range of traditional subjects and is particularly suited to those who are aiming to go to the “Russell Group” universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham and Warwick to name but a few. Entry into such higher education establishments demands high grades at GCSE and A Level. For these subjects, the style of assessment is mainly a mix of examination and coursework.
- Route 2: Vocational Advanced Levels These consist of both BTEC Courses and Applied A Level courses and are suited to students wishing to progress onto Vocational Degree courses or directly into employment. Assessment of these courses is primarily through exams and coursework although some modules in the Applied A Level courses may be examined. Students wishing to go into high education following this route should apply for non “Russell Group” universities.
- Route 3: A combination of GCE A Levels and BTEC/Applied Courses These maintain a balance between the traditional examination subjects and the vocational subjects. Students wishing to go on to higher education should research the universities’ admissions requirements or speak with the Head of Sixth Form prior to embarking upon this course of study.
Teaching and Learning at Arrow Vale Academy is at the forefront of developments in Teaching and Learning, and we take pride in the fact that our students are exposed to high quality teaching every day. Parents are welcome to come and see our staff in action at any time – please contact reception to arrange a visit.
Tutor time programme Students have access to a structured tutor time programme during Sixth Form, which helps to develop their study skills, offers Careers Advice and Guidance, provides an opportunity to complete tasks on Unifrog and future development and offers the chance for students to engage with whole-school events.