Learn, develop and grow

It’s not just the great results that make Writhlington the Sixth Form of choice – it’s everything else we do, the little things that make the difference to you now and in the future.

Our programme of study creates open minded, inquisitive, independent young people with the confidence to go and make an impact on the world. We pride ourselves in having:

  • An outstanding tutor programme, focusing on the Sixth Form Mindset
  • 15 minutes of DEAR time (reading for pleasure) at the start of every day
  • Fortnightly Life Skills sessions
  • Weekly university style enrichment sessions
  • Opportunities for work experience in Years 12 and 13


Students choose a pathway from the ones listed below, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide range of traditional and applied courses.

PathwayProgrammeEntry RequirementsFurture Pathways
AspirationalA level subjects including facilitating subjects and extended project qualifications (EPQ)7 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher, including English and Maths (plus subject spesific requirements).Russell Group Universities, Oxbridge and Degree Apprenticeships
TraditionalA Levels6 GCSEs and grade 6 or higher, including English and Maths (plus subject spesific requirements).University or Degree Apprenticeships
BlendedA Level and BTECs6 GCSEs and grade 5 or higher, including English and Maths (plus subject spesific requirements).University, Degree Apprenticeships and employment.
AppliedBTECs5 GCSEs and grade 4 or higher, including English and MathsUniversity, Apprenticeships and employment.
ChildcareLevel 3 Childcare5 GCSEs and grade 4 or higher, including English and MathsUniversity, Apprenticeships and employment.
Level 2 plus Foundation yearLevel 2 courses3 GCSEs at grade 4 or higherSixthform and collage

Choose either 3 or 4 subjects from option blocks A, B, C, D E (only one subject per column).

Chemistry A LevelBiology A LevelGeography A LevelBiology A LevelCore Maths AS (Mendip)
Geography A LevelFurther Maths A LevelMaths A LevelEnglish Literature A LevelFrench A Level
Business Studies A LevelHistory A LevelBusiness Studies A LevelPhysics A LevelMaths GCSE
PE A LevelMaths A LevelPsychology A LevelEconomics A LevelEnglish GCSE
Government and Polictics A LevelDesign Engineering A Level (Mendip)Sociology A LevelPhilosophy, Ethics and Buddhism A LevelMaths Functional Skills
Art A LevelBusiness Studies Single BTECMedia Studies BTECPsychology A LevelEnglish Functional Skills
Heath and Social BTECMedia Studies BTECApplied Science Level 3ICT BTEC
Applied Science Level 3Psychology BTECSport BTECBusiness Studies Single BTEC
Music Tech BTEC (Mendip)

CACHE Level 3 Childcare (must be taken in all blocks).
If you have picked 2 or more Pink subjects you should consider applying to Mendip Sixth Form


All our students are supported in their studies to make as best progress possible.  Students with a Special Educational Need are supported in and outside of lessons through differentiated work and word processing / exam support if required.  All SEN students in the Sixth Form have a 1-2-1 meeting on a regular basis with our dedicated HLTA who helps to track their progress and can support with intervention on an individual basis. This ensures that students have a personalised programme of support throughout their Sixth Form studies.

If you would like some support, then please do not hesitate to contact the SENCO in school, or a member of the Sixth Form team.