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Academic Curriculum

At Chingford Sixth Form, all students follow an academic curriculum that is best suited to their individual talents and future prospects. The vast majority of students study three A-Levels, however a small number of exceptionally able students can study four A-Levels after agreement from the Head of Sixth Form.

Students have the opportunity to study the EPQ alongside their courses. Students receive additional lessons in preparation for this qualification.

A number of students study alternative A-Levels including our Creative Media BTEC, Cambridge National Qualification in ICT, and Skills for Business NCFE course. Students can choose to follow a combination of A-Level and alternative qualifications to suit their needs and interests.

All students in the Sixth Form follow a tutorial programme, key skills classes, and participate in a games lesson once a week. Students have the opportunity to take part in a range of clubs and extra-curricular opportunity to broaden their curriculum experience as much as possible.

Please see our list of post-16 courses below including the individual subject entry requirements (please note these may differ in the 2021 application cycle):

Sixth Form Subject

Subject Entrance Minimum Requirements

Art (A Level)

GCSE Art: Grade 5.

Biology (A Level)

GCSE Biology: Grade 6 needed if a student has completed Triple Science, or if a student has studied Double Science Grade 6,6 and GCSE Maths Grade 6.

Business Studies (A Level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) and GCSE Maths: Grade 5.

Level 3 Diploma Skills for Business (NCFE)

Grade 4 in either GCSE English Literature or English Language and a minimum of a Grade 4 in GCSE Maths.

Chemistry (A Level)

GCSE Chemistry: Grade 6 needed if a student has completed Triple Science, or if a student has studied Double Science Grade 6,6 and GCSE Maths Grade 6.

Creative Digital Media Production (BTEC)

Grade 4 in either GCSE English Literature or English Language.

Computer Science (A Level)

GCSE Computer Science Grade 5, if studied, if not a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths is required.

Design & Technology (A Level)

GCSE Design & Technology: Grade 5.

Drama & Theatre Studies (A Level)

GCSE Drama: Grade 5.

Economics (A Level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) and GCSE Maths Grade 6.

Electronics (A Level)

GCSE Maths Grade 5.

English Language (A Level)

GCSE English Language Grade 5.

English Literature (A Level)

GCSE English Literature Grade 5.

French (A Level)

GCSE French Grade 6.

Geography (A Level)

GCSE Geography Grade 5.

History (A Level)

GCSE History Grade 5 and GCSE English (Literature or Language) Grade 5.

ICT (Cambridge Technical)

GCSE Maths Grade 5 and GCSE Computer Science Grade 4 (if studied).

Mathematics (A Level)

GCSE Maths Grade 7.

Further Maths (A Level)

GCSE Maths Grade 7 in combination with successful completion of an aptitude test.

Media Studies (A Level)

GCSE English Language Grade 5.

Physical Education (A Level)

GCSE PE Grade 5. Students must also be competing competitively outside of school in their chosen sport.

Physics (A Level)

GCSE Physics, Grade 6 needed if a student has completed Triple Science, or if a student has studied Double Science Grade 6,6 and GCSE Maths Grade 6.

Politics (A Level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) Grade 5 and GCSE Humanities Grade 5.

Psychology (A Level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) Grade 6 and GCSE Maths Grade 5.

Religious Studies (A Level)

GCSE Religious Studies Grade 5 and GCSE English (Literature or Language) Grade 5.

Sociology (A Level)

GCSE English (Literature or Language) Grade 5 and GCSE Humanities Grade 5.

Spanish (A Level)

GCSE Spanish Grade 6.