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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 C or above in Art
Biology A Level Grade B or 6 in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Chemistry A Level Grade B or 6 in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Computer Science Vocational Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Criminology Vocational Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Engineering Vocational Level 3 Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths & 4 or above in GCSE English
English Language & Literature A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
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 or 6 in Science & 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Product Design A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths & English and 4 or above in GCSE Design & Technology 
Psychology A Level Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Religious Education 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
Accountancy A Level Grade 4 or above in GCSE English  &  Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
Applied Science Vocational Level 3 Grade C or 4/5 in GCSE Science & grade 4 or above in both GCSE Maths & English 
Business Studies Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Catering Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Childcare Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Finance Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Health Studies Vocational Level 3

Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English

ICT Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Performing Arts Vocational Level 3 Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Photography A Level Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths & English
Sport Vocational 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.