Sixth Form Curriculum

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The final stage of the curriculum journey (see Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 (GCSEs) and Key Stage 5 A Levels) where the student has mastery of knowledge with reasoning and the use of rhetoric to enter the post-secondary school world with a sense of purpose and leadership.

We truly believe that A Levels allow students to specialise in areas of interest and that the depth of study is key for success at university. Townley’s curriculum offers you a chance to specialise in three or four subjects whilst having the opportunity to study bespoke electives that enhance your education. This is an exciting curriculum that is tailored for Townley.

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What’s on offer in Townley Sixth Form?

Townley offers students the opportunity to study three or four A Levels with a range of electives to allow for an enhanced but specialised programme of study. There are six different programmes of study for students:

  • Programme 1 – 3 A Levels + 1 Elective
  • Programme 2 – 3 A Levels + 2 Electives
  • Programme 3 – 3 A Levels + 1 Elective + EPQ
  • Programme 4 – 3 A Levels + 3 Electives
  • Programme 5 – 4 A Levels + 1 Elective
  • Programme 6 – 4 A Levels + 2 Electives

The programme chosen will depend on a future career path as well as whether they want to specialise in a few subjects or a wider variety. Further Mathematics must be chosen as a fourth A Level only.

  • A Levels – two-year linear qualification, 6 x 50-minute lessons a week
  • EPQ/Extended Project Qualification – accredited qualification – 1 x 50-minute lesson a week
  • Elective Course – a range of one year accredited and non-accredited courses enriching your education – 1 x 50-minute lesson a week

Take a look at the Townley Grammar Curriculum Vision

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Subject Criteria

Subject Criteria Subject Overview
Art and Design Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Art PDF
Biology Minimum of a 7 in GCSE Biology (or 7 grade in both GCSE Core & Additional) PDF
Chemistry Minimum of a 7 in GCSE Chemistry (or 7 grade in both GCSE Core & Additional) PDF
Classical Civilisation Minimum of a 6 in GCSE English Literature PDF
Computer Science Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Computing (or 6 in GCSE Mathematics if Computing not taken at GCSE) PDF
Dance Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Dance or passed audition (if Dance not taken at GCSE) PDF
Drama and Theatre Minimum of 6 in GCSE Drama and 6 in GCSE English, plus audition PDF
Economics Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Mathematics PDF
English Literature Minimum of a 6 in GCSE English Literature PDF
EPQ Extended Project Qualification PDF
Film Studies Minimum of a 6 in GCSE English Language PDF
French Minimum of a 6 in GCSE French PDF
Further Mathematics Minimum of an 8 in GCSE Mathematics PDF
Geography Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Geography PDF
German Minimum of a 6 in GCSE German PDF
History Minimum of a 6 in GCSE History PDF
Mathematics Minimum of a 7 in GCSE Mathematics PDF
Music Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Music plus audition PDF
Philosophy and Ethics Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Religious Studies PDF
Physical Education Minimum of 6 in GCSE PE PDF
Physics Minimum of a 7 in GCSE Physics (or 7 grade in both GCSE Core & Additional) PDF
Politics Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Humanities subject PDF
Product Design Minimum of a B in GCSE DT Graphics, Resistant Materials or Product Design and portfolio seen PDF
Psychology Minimum of 6 in GCSE Biology and in GCSE English PDF
Sociology Minimum of a 6 in a GCSE Humanities subject PDF
Spanish Minimum of a 6 in GCSE Spanish PDF

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