Courses

What can I study?

The curriculum available in our Sixth Form is one that is flexible and allows for the study of both a combination and varying number of subjects.  The number of subjects we expect a student to study will depend on the student’s ability, and their choices, and higher education and career intentions.

Apart from the appropriate entry requirements; the satisfactory completion of Year 11 is required for all courses.

The number of subjects a student studies will be by negotiation with the Head of Sixth form.  Students following the A level course will take either 3 or 4 subjects, dependant on average point score from GCSE’s.

 

Advice and guidance

The curriculum available in our Sixth Form is one that is flexible and allows for the study of both a combination and varying number of subjects.  The number of subjects we expect a student to study will depend on the student’s ability, and their choices, and higher education and career intentions.

Advice and guidance is offered to all Christ’s College Finchley Year 11 students concerning which courses and subjects will give them the best opportunities to pursue their interests, should they already know what they want to do at university or as a career.

The Head of Sixth form gives a talk to Year 11 students in the Autumn term explaining the options available to them post GCSE and the entry requirements for Christ’s College Finchley sixth form.

All Year 11 students are interviewed in the Spring term by a member of the Senior Leadership Team, to ensure that they are making the correct decisions regarding their future. Additional interviews are conducted by the Curriculum Support department to ensure all students are aware of the options that are open to them.

Individual interviews are offered to all external applicants and they are offered advice regarding subject and course choice at that time. They can also seek further advice at the Induction Day in June.

 

Sixth form prospectus

The Sixth form prospectus is regularly updated. A copy of it can be requested by contacting Mrs Petrides.

Entry requirements

Sixth form enrolment minimum entry requirements;

Year 12
Option A: 8 Grade 5’s or above to include English and Maths
Option B: 6 Grade 5’s or above to include English and Maths
Option C: 5 Grade 4’s or above
Year 13
All students wishing to progress into Y13 must have either a satisfactory pass in their AS or successful completion of internal assessments. Students must also demonstrate the potential to achieve in the second year of the A level course. It is important to note a good attendance record is also necessary.

Course requirement guidance 2018

Written subjects at GCSE are English language, English literature, History, Business Studies, Geography, RE, Humanities, Sociology, Economics, and Media studies.