Berwick Academy

KS5 Courses

Please click on links below to see more information on the courses available 

Life in the Sixth Form - Mr Johnson - Head of Sixth Form

Welcome to Berwick Academy Sixth Form - Mr Grout - Director of Post 16 Education

A - Level Biology

A - Level Chemistry

A - Level Computer Science

BTEC Level 3 Engineering

A - Level English Literature

A - Level Geography

A - Level History

A - Level Maths

A - Level Maths taster

BTEC Level 3 Sport

A - Level Physics

A - Level Psychology

A - Level Sociology

A - Level Art

A - Level Business

A - Level Film Studies

BTEC Level 3 Health and Social

Other types of KS5 provision open to you

Choosing the right place for you after Year 11 is important, and making those decisions is really important.  During your time in school we will look at a range of other opportunities that you may be interested in.  Here are some links to other types of Post 16 courses and to some of the providers outside of school who you may wish to contact for further information, advice and guidance.  


Northumberland College Introduction

Berwick Campus

Kirkley Hall Campus

Northumberland College Presentation

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Berwick Academy Sixth Form Entry Requirements
To best support you in the next stage of your education, it is vital to ensure that you are on a pathway of study that is appropriate to you. This pathway will be different for each individual and will depend on your GCSE results as well as other factors.

The entry requirements for Berwick Academy Sixth Form are 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including maths and English. Where vocational courses are included in these grades then they must be at Merit or Distinction. We also require a behaviour, praise and rewards record that demonstrates a positive attitude to learning. Individual subjects have subject specific entry requirements highlighted below.

Students who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered on an individual basis for our ‘Step Up’ program. This may blend a combination of Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, to be agreed with the Sixth Form team. It is a legal requirement that any student who does not achieve a Grade 4 in GCSE maths and/or English, must continue to study these subjects should they return to sixth form.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirement

Maths Subject to be studied
(if a Level 2 course
Physics 5 6 6-6
Art 3 3 4+
Biology 5 5 6-6
Business 4 4
Chemistry 5 5 6-6
Computer Science 5 5 5
Design Technology 4 4 4+
Engineering 4 5 P+
English Literature 5 4
Film Studies 5 4
Geography 5 5 6
Health and Social Care (triple) 4 4 P+
Health and Social Care (single) 4 4 P+
History 5 4 6
Maths 7
Music 4 4 P+
Psychology 5 4 4-4 Science
Sociology 5 4
Sport BTEC 4 4 Pass