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At The Howard Sixth Form, we offer an enormous variety of courses to suit all abilities and interests. We have a range of A-Level and BTEC courses as well as specific Finance and Accounting courses.

We have a number of recommended pathways for students to follow, should they have specific career prospects in mind. These pathways suggest subject combinations that will put you in the best possible position when applying for Higher Education, placements and Apprenticeships.

Below is a list of courses we usually offer, and their relevant pathways. For more information about entry requirements and course specifics, please click on the course below.

A-Level
 

Course Pathways Grade Requirements
Art & Design - Fine Art Creative Industries Pathway Grade 4 Fine Art or Art & Design
3D Design Creative Industries Pathway Grade 4 GCSE 3D Design, Art & Design or Fine Art
Grade 4 GCSE Product Design / Resistant Materials 
Business Studies Services Pathway
Sport Pathway
Grade 5 Business
Grade 4 Maths & English
English Language Performing Arts Pathway Grade 5 at GCSE English Language or English Literature
(if a 5 or higher is achieved in English Literature but not Language, the minimum in Language must be a Grade 4)
English Literature & Language Social Science Pathway
Performing Arts Pathway
Grade 5 at GCSE English Language or English Literature
(if a 5 or higher is achieved in English Literature but not Language, the minimum in Language must be a Grade 4)
Film Studies Creative Industries Pathway
Performing Arts Pathway
Grade 4 English Language or Literature
Geography Social Science Pathway Grade 5 Geography
Grade 4 English & Maths
Graphic Communication Creative Industries Pathway Grade 4 Photography, Art & Design or Fine Art
History Social Science Pathway Grade 5 History
Grade 4 English
Mathematics STEM Pathway Grade 6 Maths
Media Studies Creative Industries Pathway
Performing Arts Pathway
Grade 5 English
Philosophy & Ethics Social Science Pathway Grade 4 English
Photography Creative Industries Pathway Grade 4 Photography, Art & Design or Fine Art
Science - Biology STEM Pathway
Sport Pathway
Grade 5 Biology or Grade 5-5 Combined Science
Grade 4 Maths & Grade 4 English (preferable)
Science - Chemistry STEM Pathway Grade 5 Chemistry or Grade 5-5 Combined Science
Grade 4 Maths & Grade 4 English (preferable)
Science - Physics STEM Pathway Grade 5 Physics & Grade 5-5 Combined Science
Grade 4 Maths & Grade 4 English (preferable)
Sociology Social Science Pathway Grade 4 English
Spanish Services Pathway Grade 5 Spanish

​​​​​Applied General
 

Course Pathways Grade Requirements
Criminology Services Pathway Grade 4 English Language or Literature
Financial Studies Services Pathway
Sport Pathway
Grade 4 English & Maths
Cambridge National ICT STEM Pathway
Services Pathway
Grade 4 Computer Science
or Merit Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia Level 2
Law Services Pathway Grade 4 English
Performing Arts (Single) Creative Industries Pathway
Performing Arts Pathway
Grade 4 Drama
Merit Level 2 Performing Arts
Performing Arts (Double) Performing Arts Pathway Grade 4 Drama
Merit Level 2 Performing Arts
Psychology Social Science Pathway Grade 5 English Language
Grade 5-5 Combined Science 
Science - Forensics STEM Pathway Grade 4-4 Combined Science
Sport (Single/Double) Sport Pathway Grade 4 Science
Grade 4 English
BTEC Sport Merit