Personalised Study Programmes

We encourage students to study the subjects that they are passionate about and enjoy the most. Our post-16 curriculum includes all facilitating subjects and a breadth of other A level and Applied courses, some of which include work placements and training.

What is a facilitating subject?

The Russell Group Universities have identified the subjects that are most frequently required for entry to degree courses. They are called ‘facilitating’ because choosing them at advanced level leaves open a wide range of options for university study. These facilitating subjects are:



English literature




Modern languages

Maths and further maths

The majority of our students will study 3 level 3 courses over 2 years, in line with recommendations of Russell Group Universities.

Students can select, 3 A level subjects, 3 Applied general (BTEC) qualifications, or a combination of these pathways. Some very able students may choose to study 4 A Level subjects. This is considered on an individual basis for each student at enrolment.

We also offer Level 2 and 3 Applied Technical courses that include employer engagement (work placements).As part of our broader curriculum, students study an AS qualification in Core Mathematics, The Extend Project Qualification (EPQ), or a Vocational Certificate in Criminology.