We are an inclusive sixth form that believes in the benefits of a diverse student community.
We have designed pathways to suit most needs, although not everyone will be able to access all pathways. Always remember that our entry requirements are there to make sure your pathway is exactly right for your needs.
Which pathway is best for you?
Simply choose the option below that best matches your GCSE grades and see the pathway choices that LaSWAP can offer you.
Please note, our pathways are designed with a view to ensuring that all students enrolled on them are successful. They have strict entry requirements, therefore, based on GCSE average point scores.
GCSE 7 +
Try four A levels from our choice of 35 subjects. If you aren’t taking maths A-level but gained a 4 or above in your GCSE, consider taking maths studies (AS) as an additional qualification – it takes up half of the time of an A level.
4 A levels: minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 7 and a GCSE APS of 7.0 or above across at least 8 GCSEs.
Alternatively, you could choose 3 A levels and 1 IB (international baccalaureate) diploma course from a choice of 4 subjects. Please discuss this option at your guidance appointment.
You will suit a study programme of three A levels from our choice of 35 subjects, plus maths studies AS or EPQ (AS) or supported study. This will maintain the right number of A levels for university, while developing the skills valued by universities and employers. Please note that all A levels have a basic entry requirement of a 5 or above in GCSE English language.
3 A levels: minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 6 and a GCSE APS of 5.0 or above across at least 8 GCSEs.
3 A levels + 1 AS level: minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 6 and a GCSE APS of 5.5 or above across at least 8 GCSEs.
Alternatively, you may be suited to our prestigious IB career programme. This requires a BTEC in business plus 2 IB diploma subjects from a choice of 4 plus a core programme. This pathway is not for all students – only those who are internationally minded and have evidence that they can push themselves. You should aim for grade 5s in English and maths but you must have GCSE maths of at least a 4 and GCSE English of at least a 5 to take this pathway. All candidates will be interviewed.
You can follow our Advanced Applied pathway of BTECs/Ctecs, combined with an AS or maths studies (AS). A study programme of supported study plus A levels from our 35 subjects could suit you – although check the entry requirements for each course as many require a grade 6. Please note that all A levels have a basic entry requirement of a 5 or above in GCSE English language.
GCSE APS of 5.0 across 8 GCSEs including GCSE English Language.
Alternatively, you may be suited to our prestigious IB career programme. This requires a BTEC in business plus 2 IB diploma subjects from a choice of 4 plus a core programme. This pathway is not for all students – only those who are internationally minded and have evidence that they can push themselves. You must have GCSE maths of at least a 4 and GCSE English of at least a 5 to take this pathway. All candidates will be interviewed.
If you have specific talents in two of our creative A level courses, the Camden Creatives A level pathway may suit you. See the further details for this pathway.
The 3 Year 6th Form
An extra year to consolidate your level 2 learning can be the best option before then going on to advanced vocational qualifications for two years. Your next step can then be university or straight into a career. Think about what you want to do as a career and what your best subject skills are. Then look at our three level 2 vocational courses. Our guidance interviews will help you decide which course is best for you. You may also wish to consider our 1, 2 or 3 year sport course at the Talacre Sports Centre.
Strengths in coursework >
Some students perform much better in coursework than exams. If this is you, consider our Advanced Applied or Advanced Mixed pathways.
Advanced applied: You can choose triple courses in either business, childcare or health & social care to access relevant university courses or
Advanced mixed: double advanced courses in business, applied science, performing arts, art & design or digital media combined with 1 A level.Re-sitting English and Maths GCSE >
The Government has said that these are now the most important qualifications in your study programme. If you don’t have a grade 4 or above in either of them, our unique post 16 re-sit timetable lets you fit these courses into whichever pathway you are on.Advanced Level Vocational Pathways >
You may be qualified for advanced level qualifications and university but not suitable to follow a variety of A-level subjects. If you have mainly 4s and some 6s we provide a BTEC pathway that can be combined with an additional A-level course. If you have 4s and 3s, we offer a pathway of one main vocational subject combined with additional courses, such as re-sits or maths studies AS.
GCSE APS of 5.0 and above: BTEC plus A level
GCSE APS of 4.5 and above: BTEC plus Maths Studies AS or GCSE re-sit.Sports Education and Training Programme >
All students with an interest in sports coaching and working with young people can follow this comprehensive programme, consisting of Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications. If successful, students can progress until they achieve the Advanced Level 3 Diploma in Sports Development which leads on to university and/or employment. Watch the Talacre sports course video here to find out more.
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