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Courses on Offer

We aim to provide all students who enter St Joseph’s Sixth Form with a wide range of courses and a broad education in the true sense of the word. Increasingly, employers, university and college admissions tutors are looking for well-educated young people who are articulate in their chosen field and who can demonstrate an ability to work with and get along with other people. They are looking for people who are politically and socially aware, and can demonstrate a commitment to sense of community. The courses outlined below seek to achieve these aims.

The changes to A-Level teaching have led to the decision to no longer offer AS exams. Our courses on offer include traditional A-Levels and a range of vocational BTEC Level 3 courses.


These consist of either four or six modules. The modules will consist of more demanding material with often two exams being taken at the end of Year 13. Some of the courses may have a coursework element within them which will contribute to the overall grade. Please check the courses you wish to study carefully to ensure you are aware of the assessment criteria. Students will be graded A*-E.

Advanced GCE Applied/BTEC Courses

To ensure parity with GCE Advanced, GCE Advanced Applied can be studied as a six unit award, and therefore is the equivalent of a GCE A-Level, or as the traditional twelve unit award, and therefore the equivalent of two GCE A-level subjects. BTECs and applied can be studied alongside traditional A-Levels.

The grading will be A to E scale and therefore identical with A-Level qualifications.

Want some more information?

There is more detailed information about our Sixth Form curriculum on our individual subject pages and in our admissions booklet.