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Sixth Form Pathways

At Sir Harry Smith Community College we understand that each student is an individual with their own particular strengths, interests and career aspirations. Our aim is to ensure that each student has a personalised programme of study that supports them to meet their aspirations. For this reason we do not have set curriculum pathways based on GCSE performance, however we do offer guidance on the kinds of subject combinations students should consider to maximise their success in the Sixth Form and beyond. The Pathways below summarise our guidance.

* Some advanced level subjects are more frequently required for entry to top level degree courses. We call these subjects ‘facilitating’ because choosing them at advanced level leaves open a wide range of options for university study. The facilitating subjects are Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Further Maths, Modern Languages and Physics.

NOTE: Please be aware that each individual subject also has subject specific entry requirements.