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Newman Catholic College

NewmanCatholic College

A UNICEF Rights Respecting School

Sixth Form Curriculum

The Sixth Form curriculum is specifically tailored to meet the needs of our learners. A mixture of qualifications are offered that are both academic and vocational. Students can study the following:





Advanced Level Pathway (A-levels) 

  • Computer Science

NB: All entrants must have six, 4-9 grades at GCSE (including English and Maths).

Vocational Pathway (BTEC Level 3 Extended) 

  • Physical Education
  • Performing Arts
  • Applied Science
  • Business
  • Art

NB: All entrants must have five, 4-9 grades at GCSE (including English and Maths).

 STEPS Pathway (Intermediate)

  • GCSE English
  • GCSE Maths

     in combination with at least two of the following subjects

  • GCSE Art
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Performing Arts
  • BTEC Sport

NB: Entrants on to this qualification will have previous experience undertaking GCSE qualifications, but have not yet satisfied the entry requirements for advanced or vocational level study.

BTEC Vocational Studies (Foundation) 

  • Functional Skills English
  • GCSE Maths     

     in combination with at least two of the following subjects

  • ICT
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Business
  • Sport
  • Vocational Skills

NB: This is a two year qualification, for students who have not attained or previously studied GCSE's. This qualification in the second year will lead onto GCSE level study.