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1. Two Year A Levels

These require a general GCSE results profile of BBBCCC or better. Most subjects stipulate their own GCSE grade requirements which are a GCSE ‘B’ grade or better. To study A Levels you must meet both the general and specific GCSE criteria. In A Level syllabi the norm is two units of study in each year.  In some subjects with practical units these are shown as a third unit.

All A level students follow the enrichment course (consisting of a range of course including EPQ) along with PSHCE, private study and Maths/English GCSE resit if required.

The range of subjects offered at A level are::

Subject
Chemistry Philosophy & Ethics Economics
English Literature/Language Business Studies Computer Science
Maths Geography Media Studies
Spanish PE Sociology
Biology Physics French
History Psychology Art
IT Drama & Theatre Studies Government and Politics

2. Vocational Courses

We offer the BTEC Diploma in: Business Studies, Engineering, ICT(OCR National), Science, Travel and Tourism(from Sep16) and Sport. All are the equivalent of 1 or 2 A levels in terms of their UCAS points, timetable hours and level of work required. These subjects require a minimum of 5 grade Cs, preferably including both a grade C in English and Maths. The Extended Diploma course fills most of a timetable; there is room for GCSE resits in Maths and English if required.

Timetable

The timetable will consist of:

  • Lessons in your chosen subjects
  • A number of individual study periods
  • Home study: You are expected to complete 5 hours of study for each A/S or A level subject you have chosen; or 15 hours a week for your BTEC or Applied courses

Assemblies and Tutor Periods

  • Assemblies will be held as per the rota
  • Your attendance is compulsory. Important information will be shared with you
  • Tutor periods and PHSCE will allow you to work on your general education and application to university as appropriate

Attendance and Punctuality

  • You must attend all your lessons
  • You must attend all your individual study times
  • You must attend assemblies
  • You must arrive on time to all of these
  • You are allowed to leave the site at lunch time
  • You must not bring take away food onto the school site
  • Your behaviour out of school should be polite and considerate of others. Do not congregate in large groups or drop litter
  • Your parents will be contacted if you miss lessons without a medical reason
  • Poor attendance will result in you being asked to leave the Sixth Form and study at another institution

Dress Code

Sixth formers are role models for the rest of the school and need to be smartly presented at all times. Identity cards should be visible at all times.

Boys

  • A suit or
  • Smart trousers
  • Shirt and tie
  • Suit jacket or blazer
  • Shoes

Girls

  • A suit or
  • Smart trousers, knee length skirt or knee length dress
  • Collared shirt or blouse
  • Suit jacket or blazer
  • Shoes

Jackets may be removed in warm conditions. Jewellery and make-up should be business-like. Clothing must be such that students can be facially identified as Warren students.

The following items are banned:

  • Denim jeans and jackets
  • Casual trousers – combats, track suits, leggings, jeans style trousers
  • Sports wear
  • Casual tops –track suit, hoodies, round neck jumpers for boys, low cut tops for girls, T Shirts
  • Shorts – only full length trousers may be worn
  • Very short skirts, revealing clothing
  • Trainers
  • Patterns or shapes cut into student’s hair
  • Logos
  • Visible tattoos
  • Caps

The decision on appropriate dress belongs to the school and that decision is final.

Enrichment Programme

Education is about much more than just your chosen subjects. It is preparation for a successful life. Opportunities will be provided to enable you to:

  • Develop your ability to work and learn independently
  • Take responsibility and provide leadership
  • Develop your ability to work effectively with others
  • Contribute to your local community
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of issues and subjects not directly offered in your subjects
  • Add qualifications
  • Develop your physical skills

There are a range of opportunities for example:

  • Mentoring in Warren Juniors
  • Teaching Assistant training
  • Literacy Leaders Award
  • Sports Leaders Award
  • Numeracy Leaders Award
  • EPQ
  • Financial Management
  • Young Enterprise
  • Film Journalism
  • New York Trip amongst other cultural visits
  • Oxbridge programme – two year Teach First mentoring programme
  • Warwick university mentoring
  • Pathways advice and programmes including medicine/veterinary science and dentistry

Study Time

There are times in the week when you are not in a timetabled lesson. Making effective use of this time is an important life skill.

The times for study are the same as a timetabled lesson.

Study includes the following activities:

  • Revision of notes from previous lessons
  • Essay and coursework writing
  • Research (book and internet) of a subject
  • Reading a novel or quality newspaper
  • Reading articles and magazines/gazettes linked to your subject area e.g.
    • Law Review; The Economist; New Scientist; New Horizons
  • Essay planning

We are certain that The Warren Sixth Form provides an exciting environment in which you can flourish.
If you have any queries about post-16 opportunities at the school then please do not hesitate to contact us.