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© Backwell School 2019

Part of the Lighthouse School Partnership

Admissions and Courses

Backwell School is both dedicated to academic excellence and fully committed to a comprehensive ethos.  The curriculum and admissions policy of the Sixth Form reflect those values.

The breadth of the curriculum is shown in two ways.  Firstly, by the large number of different subjects on offer, some of which are not available at other institutions.  For example, we are proud to offer highly successful A Level courses in three Modern Foreign Languages and we offer three different Art A Level courses (Art, Craft and Design; Photography and Textile Design).  The broad offer at Backwell is also shown by the different type of courses students can choose.  While most courses are at  A Level, we also offer the Extended Project Qualification and a range of Cambridge Technical and Level 3 Extended Certificate courses, as well as opportunities for retake GCSE courses in English Language and Maths.  Full details of the courses offered can be found below in the ‘Sixth Form Courses Booklet’, which is updated annually by the beginning of Term 2.

The full admissions policy can also be found below.  The basic requirements for A Level courses or equivalent are five or more GCSEs at grades 4 - 9, including English Language.  Some courses have their own subject-specific requirements in addition: for example, to study Maths at A Level it is necessary to achieve at least a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.