Career Zone

The academy offers an exciting vocational curriculum including BTEC (Edexcel), OCR (Cambridge) and ABC qualifications. Each of these is equivalent to one A’ Level. For 2016/17 courses are available in the following subjects

  • Engineering
  • Sport
  • Youth Work
  • Hospitality
  • Science
  • Business

Career Zone qualifications are suitable for those wishing to go from school directly into employment or apprenticeships, but are also accepted by the vast majority of universities for a variety of vocationally based courses (for more information on universities and entrance requirements see p40 - 46 of The Sixth Form Student / Parent Handbook.  Career Zone courses can be taken together or in combination with AS / A Levels or Sport and Fitness Academy courses (three or four subjects are recommended in total). In most cases students choosing a Career Zone subject would be expected to have passed a level 2 qualification in that subject with grade M.

For more information on individual courses, download the Sixth Form Course Booklet.


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