leeds sixth form

Pathways

Students entering Leeds Sixth Form College will follow one of four pathways and they will be advised which pathway best suits their ambitions during an initial guidance interview. The pathways on offer are detailed below.
  • Pathway: Omega

    Entry Criteria: 6+

    Curriculum Courses: 3 A levels over 2 years (possibly 4 depending on progress). Applications for medicine/veterinary/dentistry, Oxbridge or Russell Group Universities will require at least 2 traditional subjects such as Maths, Further Maths, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography, and Modern Foreign Languages.

    Curriculum Extra: Super-curricular activities for students to take their academic study to another level such as points booster courses such as EPQ or Core Maths, interview and entrance test preparation, and enrichment such as volunteering, first aid, and leadership.

    Possible Destinations (Following completion of pathway): Medicine/veterinary/dentistry, Oxbridge or Russell Group Universities degree or degree apprenticeship.

  • Pathway: Zeta

    Entry Criteria: 5+

    Curriculum Courses: 3 A levels over 2 years in a choice of subjects.

    Curriculum Extra: Super-curricular activities for students to take their academic study to another level such as points booster courses such as EPQ or Core Maths, and enrichment such as volunteering, first aid, and leadership.

    Possible Destinations (Following completion of pathway): University degree at Russell Group or other universities or higher apprenticeship.

  • Pathway: Gamma

    Entry Criteria: 4+

    Curriculum Courses: 2 or 3 A levels over 2 years in a choice of subjects including applied A levels.

    Curriculum Extra: Super-curricular activities for students to take their academic study to another level such as points booster courses such as EPQ or Core Maths and enrichment such as volunteering, first aid, and leadership.

    Possible Destinations (Following completion of pathway): University degree at a variety of universities or higher apprenticeship.

  • Pathway: Delta

    Entry Criteria: Initial assessment

    Curriculum Courses: Designed for students aged 16-18 who aspire to study A levels but do not yet have the foundation at GCSE level to do so. Students will study a package of 5 GCSEs in Year 1 and on successful completion at grades 9-4 will go on to study A levels in Years 2 and 3.

    Curriculum Extra: Five GCSEs following either a science or humanities pathway. Students who successfully complete Year 1 and have good attendance will progress to the 2 year A level programme at Leeds Sixth Form College.

    Possible Destinations (Following completion of pathway): University degree at a variety of universities or higher apprenticeship.

Pathway Entry Criteria Curriculum - Courses Curriculum-Extra Possible Destinations (Following completion of pathway)
Omega 6+ 3 A levels over 2 years (possibly 4 depending on progress). Applications for medicine/veterinary/dentistry, Oxbridge or Russell Group Universities will require at least 2 traditional subjects such as Maths, Further Maths, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography, and Modern Foreign Languages. Super-curricular activities for students to take their academic study to another level such as points booster courses such as EPQ or Core Maths, interview and entrance test preparation, and enrichment such as volunteering, first aid, and leadership. Medicine/veterinary/dentistry, Oxbridge or Russell Group Universities degree or degree apprenticeship.
Zeta 5+ 3 A levels over 2 years in a choice of subjects. Super-curricular activities for students to take their academic study to another level such as points booster courses such as EPQ or Core Maths, and enrichment such as volunteering, first aid, and leadership. University degree at Russell Group or other universities or higher apprenticeship.
Gamma 4+ 2 or 3 A levels over 2 years in a choice of subjects including applied A levels. Super-curricular activities for students to take their academic study to another level such as points booster courses such as EPQ or Core Maths and enrichment such as volunteering, first aid, and leadership. University degree at a variety of universities or higher apprenticeship.
Delta Initial assessment Designed for students aged 16-18 who aspire to study A levels but do not yet have the foundation at GCSE level to do so. Students will study a package of 5 GCSEs in Year 1 and on successful completion at grades 9-4 will go on to study A levels in Years 2 and 3. Five GCSEs following either a science or humanities pathway. Students who successfully complete Year 1 and have good attendance will progress to the 2 year A level programme at Leeds Sixth Form College. University degree at a variety of universities or higher apprenticeship.

Delta (Five GCSEs programme only)

For this pathway, there are no fixed entry qualifications and applicants may or may not have previously studied GCSEs. Our experienced staff will consider the individual’s educational background, qualifications, and experience of each applicant.

The requirement for entry is that students must have a reasonable chance of securing grade 4 or above in each of the subjects to be taken at the end of one year of study. Prospective students undertake English and maths assessments during the interview process.

“The admissions team is here to help and you can always visit our open events to speak to tutors about the application process.”

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