Macmillan Post 16
You will follow an individualised study programme in Post 16.
When you are choosing your subjects you should think about subjects that you enjoy and those which make a sensible combination for your chosen career or entry into higher education.
As you may be aware, there have been signifi cant national changes in relation to A Levels. From September 2017, all A Levels will be a two year course with all examinations sat at the end of the two years of study.
These courses are designed to provide work-related qualifications. They give you knowledge, understanding and skills that can prepare you for employment or higher education. BTEC courses are graded as pass, merit, distinction and distinction*. Since September 2016, all BTEC courses have a mixture of coursework and examination units.
GCSE English and mathematics are compulsory if you do not have a 4 or better already.
Studying in Post 16 is demanding and so you will need to have been successful at GCSE
level. There is an expectation that you will need to regularly work at home and so you will
need to be committed to your courses and motivated to succeed.
To study BTEC courses you will need to have achieved 5 grade 4s or better at GCSE. To study A Levels you will need to have achieved 5 grade 5s or better at GCSE (as well as achieving at least grade 4 in GCSE English and mathematics).
In some subjects there are more specifi c entry requirements. These are indicated under each subject.