The Two Year Level 3 Programme

Who can apply?
The Banbury Aspirations Campus Sixth Form two year programme is open to students who have achieved at least a Grade 4/C in 5 or more GCSE or equivalent qualifications including  English and Maths, and have achieved the entry requirements for their chosen Level 3 subjects.

Year 12 Three Level 3 Qualifications + Aspirations Employability Portfolio 
In the first year of the programme students study Three Level 3 qualifications chosen from A level or/and technical qualifications. *Consideration of the study of 4 qualifications will be given to exceptional candidates.

In addition all students participate in the unique Aspirations Employability Portfolio, and record their experiences on The Edge.

Successful completion of the first year enables a clear route to Year 2 study. It is expected that students who wish to continue to year 2 will achieve at least a grade D at the end of Year 12.

Choosing your subjects - when choosing your subjects you will need to consider:

  • Do I need to study certain subjects in order to fulfil a career or university subject ambition?                                             
  • What am I good at and what do I enjoy learning about?
  • Am I clear about the kind of future learning at university I want to do?

Information for all Level 3 subjects is available in our Level 3 Course Booklet

If you are still undecided, please attend our open day for taster sessions and subject information.

Year 13
Students complete their Level 3 qualifications and also study for The Extended Project Qualification, recognised as a high level qualification by Universities and employers.

All sixth form students are allocated a mentor who oversees their day to day pastoral and academic needs.

The progress of students in the Sixth Form is overseen by Mrs Carly Berry Head of Banbury Aspirations Campus Sixth Form and Sarah Heywood (Post 16 Co-ordinator)

Entry requirement for Level 3 courses
Students must have five or more GCSE’s including English and Maths at grade C/5 and higher.

Subject Subject requirements
Art & Textiles Interest in Art with good drawing skills
Biology GCSE Science, additional science or Biology grade B
Business Studies GCSE English Language grade 5 or above or Business Studies grade C.
Chemistry GCSE Science, additional science or Chemistry grade B
Computer Science Grade 5 and above in Maths
Drama and Theatre Studies Minimum grade 4 in English, previous drama experience
Engineering GCSE Science, additional science, Physics or Maths grade B/5
English Literature Grade 5 in English Literature or Language
French Grade B or above in French & grade 5 in English
Further Maths GCSE grade 7 and above
Geography English language grade 5 and above, geography grade C and above
Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2  GCSE English and Maths minimum grade 3 and Science minimum grade D.
Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3  English grade 5, Maths grade 4 Science grade C
History English grade 5, History grade B
Law English Language grade 5 and above
Linguistics English language grade 5
Maths Minimum of grade 6
Media Studies Grade B in media or/and Grade 5 in English Literature
PE Grade B or at least C in the paper part. Member of a sports club outside of school
Physics GCSE Science, additional science, Physics grade B
Psychology English Language grade 5, Maths grade 4, Science grade B
Sociology English Language grade 5
Spanish Grade B or above in Spanish & grade 5 in English