Post-16 Programmes of Study

Why choose Grove Sixth Form?:
  • Grove Sixth Form has a proven track record of high pass rates.
  • Students make good progress and teaching is consistently good.
  • A history of success; both students and parents/carers praise the Sixth Form.
  • Study area and ICT facilities
  • Careers Hub and Café.
  • Links and partnerships with other educational providers.
  • A dedicated tutor team.
And if students have previously studied at Grove School up to Year 11 consider:
  •  they have experienced success here and are well known to the teachers;
  •  travel time is minimised so students can take full advantage of all the opportunities on offer.
A Level courses currently on offer:
Business Studies 
English Language & English Literature
Further Mathematics

Religious Studies
Extended Project Qualification
Students following A Level courses are also given the option to study for an Extended Project Qualification at Level 3, which is the equivalent on an AS Level.

All post 16 students are expected to follow three study programmes plus The Extended Project. In addition to these programmes there will be enrichment activity following an Academic tutor programme and reading time.

Each programme of study is given 5 hours of teacher contact time. The Extended project is given two hours contact time but there is an expectation that students use their independent time to carry out an activity under this programme in an area of personal interest.

Hours that contribute to the typical student programme over two years:

3 Programmes of Study at 5 hours each per week over two years = 360 per qualification total hours 1080

EPQ or Core Maths – Extended Project Qualification or Core Maths 2 hours per week = 144 hours contact time

Tutor forum 1 hour per week= 72 hours

Academic tutorial and reading time 40 minutes a day = 240 hours

In addition to these programmes of study students will be expected to take part in a work experience exercise and will have the offer of Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Typical programmes

All post 16 students must have a minimum of 5 grade 5-9 GCSE subjects including English and Maths. They must have a grade 6 in the subject they intend to study at A Level or a recognised alternative. They should be choosing three A Levels. Courses will only run with a minimum of 8 students.

Which? Advice:

If you do too many practical or vocational subjects – such as PE, music technology, media studies, textiles or drama – it may restrict what you can do later down the line at university, because some university’s include these in lists of ‘non-preferred’ subjects.

This only really becomes a potential problem when you choose more than one of these subjects. To keep your university course options as flexible as possible, you’re better off combining one of these subjects with A-levels that universities traditionally look more favourably upon, such as the sciences, English, maths, history, geography and languages

Keep options wide open when choosing post 16 programmes by selecting a smart mix of the most commonly asked-for subjects in university entry requirements, known as ‘facilitating’ subjects. Pick from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Languages
  • Physics