Curriculum


HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDER STATEMENT – CURRICULUM 2015/2016 (Reformed A Levels)

In September 2015 Level 3 students at Barrow Sixth Form still had the opportunity to enrol on a four subject course in Year 1, many then choosing three subjects in Year 2 in September 2016.

The options available in Year 1 included:

  • 4 x Level 3 courses (AS, Reformed A Level or Cambridge Technical Level 3)

Or:

  • a Mixed programme of Level 3 and Level 2 courses to make up their four subject choices

These courses were carefully chosen with the student to reflect their progression ideas and previous achievements at GCSE.

As a whole centre Barrow Sixth Form has chosen not to certificate the new AS qualification for the New Reformed Linear A Level specifications – therefore all our students will not have AS results in Year 1 of any Reformed Linear A Level. Students will certificate these subjects at the end of A Level in Year 2 (as per the design of these new qualifications).

Barrow Sixth Form College - Curriculum

2015 REFORMED A LEVEL SUBJECTS LINEAR SPECIFICATIONS (NO AS CERTIFICATION FOR SUMMER 2016)

  • ART AND DESIGN
  • BIOLOGY
  • BUSINESS
  • CHEMISTRY
  • COMPUTING
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • HISTORY
  • PHYSICS
  • PSYCHOLOGY

The only exception to this is SOCIOLOGY (which is new AS ONLY – no A2)

We are still certificating as usual the old unreformed AS specifications – so all our students will still have AS results for these qualifications in Year 1 – as well as their A Level result in Year 2.