Curriculum Provision

Level 3 Programme

We offer over thirty different subjects at Level 3. These include traditional A Levels and BTEC courses.

It is vital that you choose courses that are right for you; reflecting your interests, strengths and future career aspirations. A Levels may involve a mixture of examinations and coursework, while BTEC and OCR’s tend to be purely coursework-based.

To see the full list of Level 3 courses we offer and to find out more click on the link ‘Sixth Form Courses’.

Students normally study four Level 3 subjects in Year 12 (AS) and continue with at least three of these subjects in Year 13 (A2). Students have four hours of teaching for each AS and A2 Level subject.

There is also the opportunity to re-take or improve your grades in English and Mathematics GCSE and we also offer the Level 3 Extended Project as an additional qualification.

Level 2 Programme

We offer a one-year Level 2 programme for students who wish to improve their existing GCSE grades and gain more qualifications. This course gives some students the grades they need to stay on to study Level 3 courses. For others, it gives them additional qualifications for further training or employment.

Our Level 2 programme includes:

  • BTEC Extended Certificate Business Studies
  • BTEC First Certificate Children’s Play Learning and Development
  • BTEC Level 2 Public Services

To see the full list of Level 2 courses we offer and to find out more click on the link ‘Sixth Form Courses’.


Entry requirements

In order to follow a Level 3 course you must have at least five GCSE passes at A* – C or equivalent. These must include English Language and at least four other subjects. Please note we also require students to continue to study Mathematics until at least a grade C is achieved. In addition, some subjects have specific entry requirements. Please read the Specific Entry Requirements section for Sixth Form courses for this information.

To access one of our Level 2 courses, students must have five GCSE passes at grade E or above and be willing to work hard to improve their grades.


Collaborative Subjects

We endeavour to offer a broad range of subjects to our students at Brooksbank and some subjects are delivered collaboratively through Campus Calderdale. Subjects such as Modern Languages, Religious Studies and Food Technology are part of this collaborative option. This would require students travelling to an alternative learning centre to receive their lessons. This has been running successfully for a number of years and offers our students the widest possible choice of subjects.