Sixth Form Curriculum

Ernest Bevin College offers a broad curriculum to ensure that all students in the Sixth Form have as much choice as possible when selecting courses. It is organised into 4 tiers based on the needs of our students.




Courses on offer at Key Stage 5

EBC Sixth Form offers a wide range of Level 2 &3 courses aimed to cater to a wide range of prior ability students. These courses aim to prepare Sixth Form students for university, apprenticeships or work.


GCSE requirements vary but A Level subjects are suitable for students whose GCSE grades are mostly 5 or better including English and Maths.

Art & Design




Design Technology


English Literature



Government & Politics



Further Maths

Media Studies


Performing Arts



Religious Education



BTEC National Qualifications (Level 3) 

GCSE requirements vary but please note Level 3 BTEC courses now place much greater demands on learners, and the grades required to get onto these courses will include a high 4 or 5 in English & Maths 

Available as a Diploma or Extended Diploma

BTEC National Business Studies 

BTEC National Engineering 

BTEC National ICT 

BTEC National Sport Studies 

BTEC National Travel & Tourism


Available as a certificate

BTEC National Art (single)

Applied Science



BTEC National Qualifications (Level 2) 

The Level 2 courses listed below are suitable for students who may not get the grades to study the Level 3 BTECs. These will run alongside the A Levels and Level 3 BTECS we have always offered in the Sixth Form.


IT User SKills

Laboratory Science

Public Services


Sport & Activity Leader

These courses will include work experience and working in industry.

You will also be expected if required to retake GCSE English or maths. All of these courses wil prepare you either for an apprenticeship, employment or further study.


Vocational Learning Tier

These Level 2 qualifications are two year courses. They are equivalent to 4 GCSEs. They are coursework based and have no examinations.


EPQ Extended Project Qualification (Level3)

EPQ Curriculum Guide

The Extended Project must develop and extend one or more of a learner's study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study. It has to be based on a topic chosen by the learner. This is worth half an A level and is graded A* to E. All students will complete either an Extended Project or an ASDAN CoPE Level 2 or 3 award (see below).



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