Curriculum Subjects

At Strood Academy Sixth Form we provide a wide curriculum which offers over 20 Level 3 courses, in both academic and vocational pathways.

A LEVEL IBCP vocational (l3)
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A LEVEL

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3D DESIGN

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Maths & English at Grade 4 or above.
DT Related Subject at GCSE Grade 5 or above.

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BIOLOGY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Combined science grade 66 or above OR GCSE Biology at grade 6 or above.
GCSE Mathematics at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.

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CHEMISTRY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Combined science grade 66 or above OR GCSE Chemistry at grade 6 or above.
GCSE Mathematics at Grade 6 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.

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ENGLISH LITERATURE

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature at Grade 6 or above.

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FINE ART

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Art at Grade 6 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 4 or above.

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HISTORY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE History at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.

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MEDIA STUDIES

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE Media Studies at Grade 5 or above (if studied).

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MATHEMATICS

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria

GCSE Mathematics at Grade 7 or above.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria

GCSE in a DT subject at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 4 or above.
Maths at grade 4 or above.

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PHYSICS

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria

GCSE Combined Science at Grade 66 or above.
GCSE Physics at Grade 6 or above.
GCSE Maths at Grade 6 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.

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SOCIOLOGY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria

GCSE English at Grade 5.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.

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IB Career-related Programme

GEOGRPAHY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Geography at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.

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GLOBAL POLITICS

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.

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PSYCHOLOGY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria

GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.
GCSE Humanities Subject (History/ Geography/ Citizenship) at Grade 5 or above.

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SOCIAL & CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria

GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.

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VOCATIONAL (LEVEL 3)

APPLIED LAW

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE Humanities Subject (History/ Geography/ Citizenship) at Grade 5 or above if studied.

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BUSINESS

(Extended Certificate)

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Maths & English at Grade 4 or above.
Level 2 Merit or above in Level 2 BTEC Business or BTEC Enterprise or GCSE Business at Grade 4 or above.

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COMPUTING

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE English at Grade 5.
GCSE Maths at Grade 5 or above.

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CRIMINOLOGY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5.
GCSE Humanities Subject (History/ Geography/ Citizenship) at Grade 5 or above.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
Level 2 Merit or above in BTEC Dance, BTEC Drama or BTEC Music
OR
Grade 4 or above in GCSE Dance, GCSE Drama or GCSE Music

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FINANCIAL STUDIES (LIBF)

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
Five or more GCSE Grades 9-4, including GCSE Maths and GCSE English at Grade 4 or above.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Maths at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
Level 2 Merit or above in Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care if studied or Grade 44 or above in GCSE Combined Science.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE English at Grade 4 or above.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.
If studying GCSE IT / Computer Science at Grade 4 or above.
If studying BTEC Level 2 in any subject at Grade M or above.

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SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

(Extended Certificate)

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
Grade Merit or above in Level 2 BTEC Sports or GCSE PE at Grade 4 or above.

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