From September 2014, we shall offer a broader curriculum to ensure that the needs of all the young people of Tamworth are met. We currently have 31 A level courses on offer, together with the extended project plus GCSE Mathematics and English for those who require it. We are expanding this to 33 courses with the addition of new A levels in Health & Social Care, and Use of Mathematics. We are now also offering BTEC Level 3 courses in Construction, Engineering, Performance Arts, IT, Travel & Tourism, and Sport. The BTEC courses will be in association with Tamworth Enterprise College, enabling those students who wish to study a comprehensive Post 16 programme which can incorporate both BTEC and A level study. This new pathway will fill an existing gap in the curriculum offer. Each BTEC being offered has the equivalence of two A levels. We intend to offer the following five pathways:
Pathway 1 Five AS levels/ Four or Five A levels
Pathway 2 Four AS levels/ Three or Four A levels
Pathway 3 Three AS levels & GCSE/ Three A levels
Pathway 4 One BTEC & two AS levels/ One BTEC & one A level
Pathway 5 One BTEC & one AS level & GCSE/ One BTEC & one A level
These course combinations will enable us to offer students the opportunity to achieve the new Technical Baccalaureate (Tech Bacc) qualification, which the Government announced earlier this academic year.
These developments emphasise our role as being the Centre of Excellence in Sixth Form Education for all of the young people of Tamworth and the surrounding area.
Tamworth Sixth Form