July 6, 2020

Entry Requirements


The opportunities available to you in the Sixth Form depend upon the grades you achieved at the end of Key Stage 4. In addition entry is dependent upon a successful interview to which a Progress File and/or your most recent school report should be brought.

In order to study Level 3 courses you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSE passes at grades A*-C, including English and Maths at a grade 4 or above, or a Merit in a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification. Some A Level courses require you to have achieved a particular grade in that subject. Please read the individual course descriptions in the prospectus carefully for more information.

There are two main types of courses offered at DSTC6th; A Level Courses and Applied Courses (previously known as BTEC courses).

 A Level Courses

  • Art & Design – Fine Art
  • Art & Design – Textiles
  • Art & Design – Photography
  • Biology
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Applied Courses

  • Applied Business – National Extended Certificate/National Diploma
  • Applied Science – National Extended Certificate
  • Health & Social Care – National Extended Certificate/National Diploma
  • Information Technology – Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
  • Performing Arts – National Extended Certificate
  • Sport & Exercise Science – National Extended Certificate
  • Travel & Tourism – National Extended Certificate

 Additional Courses

  • Community Sports Leadership Award
  • English Language and Mathematics GSCE Re-sit
  • Stepping-Up Preparing for University Entrance
  • Extended Project Qualification