Key Stage 5

The Carlton Academy Sixth form offers a wide range of A Level courses, alongside a number of BTEC Level 3 qualifications, to post-16 learners.

Year 12 students will normally select four courses for study throughout their first year at the Sixth form. This is normally reduced to three courses at the start of year 13 to allow students to focus on achieving three A levels (or vocational equivalent) by the end of year 13. Students are encouraged to continue with the three subjects they have performed best in throughout year 12. 

From September 2015, government changes to A Level courses and specifications mean that A levels will cease to be split into AS and A2 exams taken in year 12 and 13 respectively. They will instead become 'linear' assessed by 100% examination  at the end of year 13.

Subjects currently offered by the Carlton Academy Sixth form include:

A level Biology A level Chemisty A level Physics
A level Mathematics A leve Further Mathematics A level English Language
A Level English Literature                 A level Media Studies A level ICT
A Level History A level Geography A level Physical Education
A level French A level Business Studies A level Product Design
A level Art A level Art Photography A level Psychology
A level Sociology

BTEC L3 in Health and Social Care                

BTEC L3 Sport
BTEC L3 ICT BTEC L3 Applied Science

Sixth form students, who have not achieved at least a grade C in either GCSE English or Maths, are expected to continue to study towards securing a C in these qualifications during their time in the sixth form.

In addition to the curriculum offer, the Sixth form has an extensive pastoral and careers guidance programme, including UCAS application support for those students wishing to progress to university. All sixth form students have a tutor, with whom they have daily contact with.

All year 12 students are expected to take part in a week-long Work Experience in the summer of year 12.

There is also a very popular and extensive Leadership programme running through the sixth form to develop the leadership skills of post-16 learners.

Students are given a number of study periods, where they are expected to work independently and make use of our fantastic sixth form study centre. The study centre contains a large number of PCs as well as learning resources for a range of subjects and copies of high quality journals and publications to support independent study and wider reading.

For more information, please see the sixth form pages on this site.

For queries regarding the sixth form, please contact Mrs L Sharpe (Head of Sixth Form) at the Academy or via email sixthform@theacademycarlton.org

You can download a copy of of latest post 16 options booklet below.

Sixth Form subject choices booklet