We offer three main pathways at Parkside Sixth.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Students following this pathway will choose six subjects from the IBDP groups, in addition, students will also study Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay and carry out a Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) project.
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)
Students on this pathway will chose a BTEC Diploma course, one of BTEC Business, BTEC Health and Social Care, or BTEC Sport, and will add two IB courses to their programme of study, plus the core elements of the IB Careers Programme. We are currently a candidate school for the IBCP and will be undergoing authorisation in Summer 2018. We hope to run the course with our first cohort of students in September 2018.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Students will study one course, either BTEC Business, BTEC Health and Social Care, and BTEC Sport.
Entry Requirements Summary*
Students should hold 5 A*-C grades or grades 4-9, including English Language and maths at grade 4 or above. For subjects you wish to study at Higher Level, you should ideally have a B grade in a related subject. Please see page 34 for subject specific requirements.
Students should hold 5 A* – C grades or grades 4-9 including English Language and maths at grade 4 or above. Ideally, we would also expect level 4 or above in subjects relevant to your IB courses.
Students should hold 5 A* – C grades or grades 4-9, including English Language and maths at grade 4 or above.
*International Students must hold equivalent grades.
Support and Guidance
- Assessment and Reporting
- BTEC Business
- BTEC Health and Social Care
- BTEC Sport
- IB Career-related Programme (IBCP)
- IB Core
- IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)
- IB Group 1 – First Language (A)
- IB Group 2 – Second Language (B)
- IB Group 3 – Individuals and Societies
- IB Group 4 – Experimental Sciences
- IB Group 5 – Mathematics and Computing
- IB Group 6 – The Arts