Who can join our Sixth Form?

All students who are motivated and keen to join the Sixth Form will usually be offered a place on an appropriate course.

If you would like to arrange an opportunity to meet with a member of the Sixth Form team to discuss your options in detail, please be sure to contact us and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

Pathway 1: A Level and BTEC courses

What are A Levels?

- Advanced level of study with greater depth and challenge
- Available as a familiar or new subject offering progression to wide range of University courses
- All A level courses run for 2 full years. 

What are BTECs?

BTEC courses in Sixth Form offer students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for a career, continue in further education, or progress to higher education.  Alongside A levels, BTECs are the most widely-recognised qualification for admission to higher education and we have an excellent track record of results at KS5 in these courses.

Some BTEC courses are 'single' qualifications, while in some subjects students can choose a 'double'  BTEC course which would count as two qualifications/courses.  If choosing a double BTEC course, students would only need to choose one other A level or BTEC course to make up their three options.

A level and BTEC (Level 3) courses

The A level and BTEC courses on offer at SJH from September 2022 are listed below:


- Maths

- English

- Sociology

- Psychology

- Geography

- Photography

- Business (BTEC)

- Music (BTEC)

- Applied Science (BTEC)

- Sport (Single BTEC)

- Sport (Double BTEC)

- Health & Social Care (BTEC)

- Information Technology (BTEC)


Students can also choose from the following range of A level and BTEC courses which run at our Post-16 partner schools. 


- Biology

- Chemistry

- Physics

- History

- Law

- Engineering

- Art & Design

- Media (BTEC)

- Spanish

- Performing Arts (BTEC)


Who can choose this Pathway?

All places in our Sixth Form will be dependent on students meeting the following criteria and conditions:

- Achieving a sufficiently high progress and attainment score overall and for individual subjects in your final GCSE exams which will be confirmed in August 2022

- Maintaining attendance of 95%+ for the remainder of Year 11 (Role Model or Good on report) - this would exclude Covid related absences

- Having demonstrated excellent conduct while attending the College (Role Model or Good on report)

If you have any queries about Sixth Form places or applications for Pathway 1, please use our contact form and a member of the team will be in contact.

Pathway 2: Technical Qualifications

The Technical Pathway includes vocational courses related to a broad area of work rather than a single academic subject. Our level 2 and 3 vocational courses involve learning practical skills as well as theory. These subjects are studied in partnership with local training providers, but all students will come to Sir John Hunt Sixth Form at least once a week. Many courses do not have specific entry requirements but students are likely to require a level 4 in Maths and English at GCSE.  Attendance and conduct in ear 11 will also be taken into consideration.

Students who successfully secure places on this pathway will be enrolled as SJH Sixth Form students with access to all our on site support, but will complete the majority of their study for their course off site. Students yet to achieve their grade 4 in GCSE Maths and/or English will be able to continue to work towards these grades with teachers they know.

We will offer places in our sixth form to follow the pathways above to those students who:

- Achieve a sufficiently high progress score overall and for individual subjects in your final GCSE exams which will be confirmed in August 2022

- Maintaining attendance of 95%+ for the remainder of Year 11 (Role Model or Good on report) - this would exclude Covid related absences

- Having demonstrated excellent conduct while attending the College (Role Model or Good on report)

If you have any queries about Sixth Form places or applications for Pathway 2, please use our contact form and a member of the team will be in contact.

Need more information or advice on courses at SJH?

If you would like to speak to a member of the Sixth Form team about options for September, please complete the contact form and we will contact you to arrange a meeting or phone call.


More information about Sixth Form courses can be found here.