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
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
This site is another perspective
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
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 guardian newspaper also explores this issue here
Law students - time to bust some myths
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