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Curriculum Offer and Application

Curriculum Offer and Application Process

At The Victory Academy Sixth Form, students benefit from a 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. 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.
The Academy has high expectations of, and for, all its students.

As well as those subjects listed below, students have an opportunity to study A Level subjects not offered by The Victory Academy at Holcombe Grammar School under the Thinking Schools Academy Trust family of schools.

To discuss which subjects are available to study at Holcombe Grammar School and to apply for a place in our Sixth Form, please contact Mandi Clark, Sixth Form Administrator, either by phone or email.

Tel: 0333 3602140 ext 23215





Sixth Form Subject Entry Requirements for September 2020

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