What can I study at N6th?

At Newman, all students are required to choose one pathway that allows them to study 3 A Levels or equivalent courses over 2 years.

A Level courses are linear and examined at the end of Year 13, whilst many of the BTEC Level 3 courses are examined throughout the course through a combination of formative exams and coursework.

All of our courses are accredited and all of our pathways offer routes to University, Degree Apprenticeships and Employment.


Pathway
Options


PATHWAY 1

A LEVELS ONLY


PATHWAY 2

BTEC L3 COURSES ONLY


PATHWAY 3

COMBINATION OF A LEVEL AND BTEC L3

GCSE Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at 5-9
Minimum of Level 4 in English, Maths & Science
4 GCSEs at 4-9
Minimum of Level 3 in English, Maths & Science
5 GCSEs at 5-9
Minimum of Level 4 in English, Maths & Science

Application forms for 2022 applicants are linked here

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

INTERNALS STUDENTS (NEWMAN STUDENTS) = FRIDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2021

*INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY*

EXTERNALS  STUDENTS = FRIDAY 28TH JANUARY 2022

1 %
of 147 Newman 6th students went to university in 2019
1 %
of the 100 uni applicants went to a Russell Group uni

What subjects are right for me?

It is important to choose the subjects that students have a PASSION for, that they can EXCEL in and that link to their chosen CAREER path, if they know what they want to be already.

Here are some ideas of what subjects and their pathways,  students could study in order to explore specific career areas post-18.

“I want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Vet or Psychiatrist”

PATHWAY 1:
♦ Biology
♦ Chemistry
♦ Mathematics or Physics
♦ EPQ in a Medical-related field

Additional support we can offer:
⇒ Oxbridge mentoring programme
⇒ StarMedUK interview workshops and seminars
⇒ L&D Hospital 20 week ‘word-round’ placement

“I want to be a Lawyer”

 

PATHWAY 1:
♦ Law

♦ English Literature or Language
♦ History or Maths or Economics
♦ EPQ in Law-related field 

Additional Support we can offer:
⇒ Oxbridge mentoring programme
⇒ Bar Mock Trial
⇒Trip to Temple Garden Chambers
⇒ Visits to Old Bailey

I want to be a Banker, Financer or Economist”

PATHWAY 1:
♦ Mathematics
♦ Further Mathematics
♦ Accounting or Economics or Business
♦ EPQ in a related field

Additional Support we can offer:
⇒ Oxbridge mentoring programme
⇒ Investec Stock Exchange Challenge
⇒ Industry links with Luton Hoo
⇒ Mentoring/ talks by influential speakers in Banking

I want to be an Engineer”

 

PATHWAY 1:
♦ Mathematics
♦ Physics
♦ Further Mathematics or Computer Science
♦ EPQ in a related field

Additional Support we can offer:
Oxbridge mentoring programme
⇒ Apprenticeship guidance
⇒ I
ndustry links with Luton Airport and Millbrook

“I want to work in a Creative Profession or in the Media”

PATHWAY 1:
♦ Media Studies or Drama
♦ Art and Design
♦ English Literature, History or Sociology
♦ EPQ in a related field

Additional Support we can offer:
⇒ Links with TUI, Sky, Warner Bros.
⇒ Annual drama production
⇒ Marketing and Journalism employment within school

 

“I want to work in the Public Sector with people”

PATHWAY 1: 
♦ Sociology or Psychology
♦ Ethics and Philosophy or Law
♦ Drama and Theatre Studies

Additional Support we can offer:
⇒ Debating competitions
⇒ Bar Mock Trial
⇒ Annual drama production

 

“I want to be in the Healthcare Profession”

PATHWAY 2/3:
♦ Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science
♦ BTEC Psychology or A Level Psychology or Sociology

Additional Support we can offer:
⇒ Links with local Primary School and Care-home Placements
⇒ L&D Hospital 20 week ‘ward-round’ placement

“I want to work for a Multi-National Business”

PATHWAY 2/3:
Diploma in Applied Business with LIBF Certificate in Finance
or A Level Business or Accounting or Economics
♦ Computer Science or French

Additional Support we can offer:
⇒ Investec Stock Exchange Challenge
⇒ Industry links with Luton Hoo