Pathways 2022-2024

We offer a choice of three pathways for our students based on their individual needs. These will be discussed during your interview and at enrolment.

PathwayProgramme ContentEntry Requirements
Pathway OneMost students will study 3 A Levels and an enrichment subject, continuing with all 3 subjects to the end of Year 13.5 GCSEs at Grades 5-9 including GCSE English Language/Literature and GCSE Mathematics plus minimum requirement for each subject chosen. 
Pathway TwoStudents who achieve exceptionally well at GCSE may take 4 A Levels with an enrichment option, continuing with all 4 subjects to the end of Year 13.6 GCSEs at Grades 6-9 including GCSE English Language/Literature and GCSE Mathematics plus at least Grade 7 in each subject chosen. 
Pathway ThreeSome students will study a vocational course and or a mixture of vocational and A Level course (equivalent to 3 A Levels), with at least one enrichment option. Under exceptional circumstances we will allow either a Grade 3 in either GCSE English Language or GCSE Mathematics.5 GCSEs at Grades 4-9 including GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics plus minimum requirement for each subject chosen. 

A Level Subject Entry Requirements

A Level Subject:Course specific entry requirements: 
ArtGrade 5 or Merit in Art related course at GCSE + standard entry requirement
BiologyGrade 6 in GCSE Biology or GCSE Combined Science Grades 6:6 + standard entry requirement
Business StudiesStandard entry requirements
Economics*Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics + standard entry requirement
ChemistryGrade 6 in GCSE Chemistry or GCSE Combined Science Grades 6:6 + standard entry requirement
English LiteratureGrade 5 in GCSE English Literature + standard academic entry requirement
Further MathematicsGrade 8 in GCSE Mathematics + standard entry requirement
GeographyGrade 5 in GCSE Geography + standard entry requirement
HistoryGrade 5 in GCSE History + standard entry requirement
LawStandard entry requirement
MathematicsGrade 6 in GCSE Mathematics + standard entry requirement
  
Physics*Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics, Grade 6 in GCSE Physics or GCSE Combined Science Grades 6:6 + standard entry requirement
PsychologyGrade 5 in GCSE Mathematics + standard entry requirement
Religious StudiesStandard entry requirement
SociologyStandard entry requirement

* Indicates the subject may not be taught at KEVI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy but at another King Edward VI Birmingham Trust School.

Vocational Entry Requirements

BTEC Subject:Course specific entry requirements: 
Health and Social Care – Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended DiplomaStandard vocational entry requirement 
Science – Extended CertificateStandard vocational entry requirement

For more information on the courses on offer, please click on the link below:

https://www.hwga.org.uk/curriculum/

If you have any questions, please send an email to sixthformadmissions@hwga.org.uk

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