Our Courses

At Newman Sixth Form we pride ourselves with the wide variety of courses that we have to offer.

Here attached are the Option Blocks 2019-20 , this indicates which A levels we can timetable together.

Note: We can no longer offer BTEC IT, BTEC SPORT and APPLIED SCIENCE as options at A Level due to the groups being too small and/ or staff timetabling issues.

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
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
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.