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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
Art & Design A Level Grade 5 or above in Art
Biology A Level Grade 6 in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Chemistry A Level Grade 6 in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Core Maths AQA Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Engineering BTEC Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths & 4 or above in GCSE English
English  A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Further Maths A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE 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 6 in Science & 5 or above in GCSE 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 to careers of their 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
3D Design A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths & English and 4 or above in GCSE DT
Accountancy A Level Grade 4 or above in GCSE English  &  Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Business Studies BTEC Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Childcare BTEC Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Computing BTEC Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Criminology  WJEC Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Finance Level 3 Certificate Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Food & Nutrition Level 3 Certificate Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Graphics BTEC Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths & English and 4 or above in GCSE DT
Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Health Studies (Double) BTEC Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Health Studies (Single) BTEC Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
ICT BTEC Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Photography A Level Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Sport Studies BTEC Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English


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 Level 2 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.