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Students last day of term today returning on Monday 24th February 2020

Year 11 – 2019 Leavers, if you would like to collect your Certificates please contact the Exams Officer to make arrangements




Curriculum Key Stage 5

At The Victory Academy Sixth Form, students benefit from an extremely broad range of academic, vocational and applied subject choices, ensuring a secure platform is provided for young people subsequently to pursue a range of university, apprenticeship and training options.

The A Level programme provides subjects across the arts, sciences and humanities, and additionally includes the potential to study further subjects at Holcombe Grammar School, a member of our Thinking Schools Academy Trust family of schools. As a school with significant achievement in the Arts, students can expect to excel on both BTEC and A Level Arts programmes, as well as having the opportunity to study the Arts Award. Our outstanding sports facilities, including a 3G all-weather pitch, ensure our sports students have everything they need to excel in their field. Extra qualifications can be taken in the form of Core Maths and our very successful Extended Project Qualification. For those students requiring an additional step up to Level 3 study, English or Maths GCSE can be taken alongside the main programme.

Aspiration is emphasised at The Victory Academy, with Sixth Form students enjoying guidance from both industry professionals and university representatives, to assist them in choosing the right path for them.  Academic and employability skills are equally emphasised to ensure all our students are ready for their next challenges. Students can take part in gaining work experience by attending companies relevant to their chosen career paths with support through our dedicated Sixth Form suite.  We aim to produce well-rounded and responsible individuals, and our range of charity and fundraising events ensures all students acquire a deep sense of social responsibility.

For more information about each subject we teach, its qualification, course code and exam board including contents of the subject, please download the documents below.  A complete list of the subjects available at KS5 can be found on our Subjects by Year Group page.

Subject Entry Requirements 2020/2021

SUBJECT Entry Requirements (Essential) Entry Requirements (Desirable)
Art & Design Level 5 in Art/Level 4 in English
Biology Level 6 in Maths, Science and English
English Literature Level 6 in English Literature / Level 5 in English Language
Media Studies Level 5 in English/Level 4 in Maths  
Music Technology Success in a KS4 Performing Arts Course and ICT knowledge  
Product Design Level 5 or higher in GCSE DT

Level 4 or higher in English

Level 5 or higher in Maths

Level 6 or higher in GCSE Art

Level 4 or higher in Sciences

Beneficial to have studied Business/Finance or equivalent

Religious Studies Level 5 in English  
Sociology Level 5 in English and Maths
BTEC Extended Diploma Subjects:
Art & Design Level 4 in English and Maths
Health & Social Care Level 4 in English,  Maths and Science
Performing Arts BTEC P Arts – at Pass or above
Sport Level 4 in English, Science and Maths
BTEC Single Subjects:
Applied Psychology Level 5 in English, Maths and Science
Applied Science Level 5 in Maths, Science and English
Business Studies Level 4 in English & Maths  
WJEC L3 Applied Certificate & Diploma in Criminology Level 4 in English
BTEC Nationals in Information Technology Level 4 in English, Maths and IT or creative media
Enrichment/Additional qualifications to be studied alongside A Levels/BTEC Qualifications:
Core Maths Level 5 in English and Maths  
Football Academy Meeting entry criteria for 6th form
EPQ Meeting entry criteria for 6th form
Sports Coaching Meeting entry criteria for 6th form


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