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Sixth Form Routes

WHAT ARE THE ROUTES OF STUDY?


At Maricourt, there are three different routes of study: Route 1, Route 2 and Route 3. The route you take depends on your predicted grades and how you perform best, particularly with coursework and exams.

Route 1


To take this route, you must have achieved the following:

  • 5 GCSE passes at Grade 5/B or above
  • met the entry criteria for your chosen subjects (see the prospectus, or the ‘What Can I Study’ section of the website for this information)
  • at least Grade 5 in Maths and English Language

You will need to choose 3 A Level subjects or the equivalent, which can be:

3 subjects
OR
1 double and 1 single subject

Students who have achieved an average GCSE point score of 130 may take a fourth A Level.

Route 2 (Vocational)


To take this route, you must have achieved the following:

  • 5 GCSE passes at Grade 4/C or above
  • met the entry criteria for your chosen subjects (see the prospectus, or the ‘What Can I Study’ section of the website for this information)
  • Grade 4 in Maths and/or English Language

You will need to choose 3 subjects or equivalent, which can be:

3 Single A/ AS Subjects
OR
1 double and 1 single Subject

Route 3


To take this route, you need:

  • 5 GCSE passes at Grade D or higher

You will need to choose Business (Level 2 Cambridge Technicals). This is a one year course, equivalent to 4 GCSEs. You can re-sit Maths and English GCSE as a part of this course.
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