Our Courses

At Newman Sixth Form we pride ourselves with the wide variety of courses that we have to offer. Feel free to browse the list below in order to get more information on the general requirements for each subject:

SubjectGeneral RequirementsSubject Specification
Art & Design (Fine Art) 5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 4 in Art – otherwise a portfolio of work needs to be seen
Biology5 GCSEs grades 5 - 96 in GCSE Biology, 6 in Maths, 4 grades in either English & 6 in Science
ALL EXTERNAL STUDENTS MUST BE SENT TO MISS DALY
Business5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English & 4 in Maths
Chemistry5 GCSEs grades 5 - 96 in GCSE Chemistry or a 6 in Science, 6 in Maths & 4 in either English
ALL EXTERNAL STUDENTS MUST BE SENT TO MISS DALY.
Computer Science5 GCSEs grades 5 - 96 in Maths & 5 in either English
Drama5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English and must have studied Drama at GCSE.
Economics5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 6 in Maths Grade 5 in either English
English Literature5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English
Geography5 GCSEs grades 5 - 95 in either English & 5 in Maths
History5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English
Law5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English
Mathematics5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 6 GCSE at the higher level. 50% fluency in Algebra /Geometry. Any student who gets a 6 to do an entry test on enrolment day.
Further Maths5 GCSEs grades 5 - 97/8 at Maths GCSE, depending on the exam board taken; Edexcel tends to be ‘harder’ to reach an 8.
Media Studies5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English
Physics5 GCSEs grades 5 - 96 in GCSE Physics. Must have 6 in Science, 6 in Maths & 4 in either English
ALL EXTERNAL STUDENTS MUST BE SENT TO MISS DALY
Psychology5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English & 5 Science (However good universities ask for a 6 in Maths if you want to study it with them)
Religious Studies5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English
Sociology5 GCSEs grades 5 - 9Grade 5 in either English
BTEC ITMin. 4 GCSEs grades 4 - 9GCSE in either English & Science at grade 3
OCR L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in BusinessMin. 4 GCSEs grades 4 - 9GCSE in either English & Science at grade 3
LIBF Certificate in Financial Studies (Yr 12) FinanceMin. 4 GCSEs grades 4 - 9GCSE in either English & Science at grade 3
LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies (Yr 13) Min. 4 GCSEs grades 4 - 9
OCR L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health & Social CareMin. 4 GCSEs grades
4 – 9
GCSE in either English & Science at grade 3
BTEC L3 Extended Certificate in SportMin. 4 GCSEs grades 4-9GCSE in either English & Science at grade 3
Applied PsychologyMin. 4 GCSEs grades 4-9GCSE in either English & Science at grade 4

NB This is only a guide

Where we have specified a 5 in English, we may allow the student to do a subject with a 4. It will depend on the applicants overall performance at GCSE.