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The Basildon Academies

Course Information

Academic

The Academic pathway is for those of our students aspiring for a university education. We have a UCAS programme for all Sixth Formers. Every student is offered the opportunity to study an additional language subsequent to their academic programme of study.  Each A Level has 4 x 1 hour lessons per week.  Students select 3 or 4 A Levels.

ACADEMIC 

Course Qualification Specific Entry Requirements
Accountancy Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Biology A Level Grade B in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Chemistry A Level Grade B in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Criminology A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Engineering Vocational Level 3 Grade 5 or above in both GCSE Maths & 4 or above in English
English Language & Literature A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Finance Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Geography A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths and C or above in Science
History A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Mathematics A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Physics A Level Grade B in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Product Design A Level Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Psychology A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Sociology A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English


Technical

The Technical pathway is for those of our students wanting to study for credible vocational qualifications that universities recognise and respect, or which lead directly to the careers of choice. Students who aspire to move on to Level 4 vocational qualification, advanced apprenticeship or a foundation degree are supported by our Careers Education team. Each course has 4 x 1 hour lessons per week.  Students select 3 courses.

technical courses 

Course Qualification Specific Entry Requirements
Applied Science Vocational Level 3 Grade C or above in GCSE Science & grade 4 or above in both GCSE Maths & English
Art & Design A Level Grade C or above in Art
Business Studies A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Childcare Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Computer Science A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Graphics & Textiles Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Health Studies Vocational Level 3

Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths

Hospitality & Catering Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
ICT Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Performing Arts Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Photography A Level Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths
Sport Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language & Maths


Traineeship

The Traineeship pathway is for those of our students who do not achieve a grade 4/grade C in English and Maths. The programme includes Level 1/2 English and maths and a specialist employability course aimed at enabling students to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to secure employment in today’s market. Students select 4 courses. Each course has 4 x 1 hour lessons per week.