Entry Requirements

 

Subject requirements

At this current time the blocking grid for 2018-19 has not been finalised. The decision not to produce a grid at this stage has been made in order to allow students to have a greater course flexibility.

 

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE WE WILL attempt TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

 

If you are unsure about subject combinations please contact us as a consultation can be arranged.

 

Subject requirements 2017-18
Subject Requirements
Art Grade 5- in the following subjects Art design, Graphics or Fashion
Biology  Grade 6, 6 at GCSE Combined Science or Grade 6, 6, 5 at Separate Sciences (Biology must be a 6) Grade 5 Maths and English.
Business  Studies Grade 5 in English and Maths
Chemistry Grade 6, 6 at GCSE Combined Science or Grade 6, 6, 5 at Separate Sciences (Chemistry must be a 6) Grade 5 Maths and English.
Drama Grade 5 in English and 6 in Drama GCSE
Economics Grade 6 in English and Maths
English literature Grade 6 in both English and English Literature
Further Maths Grade 7 in Maths
Geography Grade 5 in English, Science, Geography and minimum of a grade 4 in Maths.
Graphics Grade 5- in the following subjects Art design, Graphics or Fashion
Health & Social Care Level 2 course no requirements.
History Grade 5 in History.  Students who have not studied History before, must have a grade 6 in English to help bridge the skills gap.
Maths Grade 7 in Maths
 PE ( Btec) Grade 5 English and Science
RS and Ethics Grade 6 in English
Physics Grade 6, 6 at GCSE Combined Science or Grade 6, 6, 5 at Separate Sciences (Physics must be a 6) Grade 6 Maths and Grade 5 English.
Psychology Grade 5 in English and Maths
Music Grade 5 in Music
Sociology Grade 5 in English or 5 grade in humanities subject.
Spanish Grade 5 in Spanish

The sixth form…

 

There are several significant differences between year 11 and years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form). The number of subjects students take will be reduced. The teaching groups will be generally smaller and made up of fellow students who are also well motivated and who want to advance their education. Studying fewer subjects will mean that, for the first time, students will have some non-teaching lessons (non-contact periods). This time must be spent on private study. There is thus a degree of independence, which puts more responsibility on students.

Sixth Formers must remember that they are returning to school because they want to and therefore the school expects their attitude to reflect their wish to be here. A positive hard-working and conscientious attitude is an essential attribute, expected of all students.

Responsible Sixth Formers play an important role in the life and smooth running of the school. Any students joining the Sixth Form will be expected to set an example to younger students and contribute to the school experience of all.

 

What can we offer?

A quality education (over 85% of last year’s intake gaining a university place).

High standards of teaching.

  • A wide range of Levels 3 Courses.
  • A range of Level 2 Courses that could allow progression to Level 3 Courses the following year.
  • A separate Sixth Form area, including a common room, separate ICT provision and study rooms for individual work.
  • All students have a personal tutor who acts as their mentor throughout their time at Raine’s.
  • Higher Education progression support.
  • Regular reports and feedback so students and parents/guardians are aware of progress made.
  • A prefect system and a Sixth Form committee system to represent students’ needs.
  • Extra curricular and extension activities.
  • Possibility of financial support during your time in the Sixth Form as well as when you leave school to pursue further study.