Curriculum / Options

We have a wide range of courses available in our Sixth Form which will help students to go on to either further study at University or College or possible employment.  Choosing subjects to study at either A-Level or at Level 3 BTEC is a difficult decision to make and we would encourage all students to talk to us throughout the application process. To view the course guide, please see the link below:

If you are a student who is thinking of applying for a place at one of the top (Russell Group) universities you should give serious consideration to ensuring your overall A-Level package is made up of predominantly “Facilitating Subjects”.  The Facilitating Subjects are specifically; English Literature, Mathematics, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, French or German. 

The subjects available to study are listed below but all Year 11 students, whether from Rivington and Blackrod High School or elsewhere, who wish to enter our Sixth Form, will be provided with advice and guidance to help them with their choices.  All entrants must have five GCSEs at Grade C or above and Grade B in the subjects they wish to study if at A-Level. 

A-Levels A-Levels A-Levels Level 3 BTECs
Applied Science Further Mathematics Physics Business
Art Geography Product design:Food ICT
Biology Health and Social Care Product design:Graphics Art
Business Studies History Product design:Textiles Health Studies
Chemistry Law Psychology Performing Arts
Drama Mathematics RS and Philosophy Travel & Tourism
Economics Media Studies Sociology Engineering
English Literature PE Music
French Photography