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Selecting the right pathway

Selecting the Right Pathway into Sixth Form

Selecting the right courses at Sixth Form is important as it can ‘open and close doors’ when you leave the Sixth Form. It is often best to check with the providers of what you want to do next, so that you take the qualifications you need to get there.


It is also worth considering students change their minds, so ensuring you have options on graduating from Sixth Form is also a smart move. We always advise coming and seeing us on our open evening or contacting us with any questions you may have in the meantime here are a few of the common areas of query.


Tips on choosing Sixth Form qualifications

UCAS is the University & College Admissions Service for post 18, most of you will apply to university through them. The choices you make at 16 will affect your choices when you are 18. So it's worth reading

UCAS Tips on Choosing A Levels

Facts About A Levels

Another useful site specifically on A levels can be found here. It is an easy read and should provide extra confidence in the decisions you take


Which? Are well established as independent consumer product analysts. They also offer impartial advice on university courses and the sixth form qualifications that may lead you to them

Which? Advice on Choosing A Levels


This site is another perspective 

7 Benefits of Studying A Levels


Good reasons to choose A levels is not always obvious at the start of the application process. This site offers easy to read information and advice on A level qualifications and more

Why Choose A-Levels


4 A levels or not 4 A levels - that is the question?


There are lots of myths surrounding 4 qualifications, note that you are committing to these over 2 years now. The student room is a very good source of 'real student to real student' advice. The ‘4 or not’ question is discussed here

The Student Room


The guardian newspaper also explores this issue here

Do Universities Prefer Students With Four A-Levels?


Law students - time to bust some myths

Law Degree Entry Requirements


Good advice for all students going to Sixth Form or College

Whatever you choose to do, we wish you the very best of luck and hope you will consider Netherthorpe Sixth Form. Whichever direction, don't forget some of these simple steps to get the best from the next 2 years of your life in Education

Top 10 Tips For Sixth Form Success




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