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Minsthorpe Community College

What we offer

Overview

At Minsthorpe Post 16 we offer courses that are suitable for all everyone. The curriculum has been designed to offer students of all abilities and all interests an opportunity to gain the qualifications they need.

Along with the curriculum Students get fantastic experiences during Enrichment time, from high quality external speakers to trips and team building activities. There is also the chance to represent the college as part of the Football Academy and the Post 16 Student Leadership Team.

Please get in touch via enquiries@minsthorpe.cc , should you have any further questions or to speak directly to our Associate Assistant Principal (Director of Post 16), Mr Lloyd or to our Careers Adviser, Mr Dowey.

Courses Available and Entry Requirements

Level 3 Subjects and Entry Requirements

Please see below the current subjects available and the requirements for them. Students need to pick three subjects from three different blocks.

Block A subjects

Subject

Qualification

Essential

Plus

Applied Psychology

BTEC

Min 4 In English & Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Art

A Level

Merit in BTEC Art

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Business

BTEC

Min 4 In English & Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

History

A Level

Min 5 In History & English

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Physics

A Level

Min 6 In Physics or 6-6 In Combined Science + 6 in Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Psychology

A Level

Min grade 5 in English and Maths

3 other grade 5-9 GCSE or equivalent (Distinction and Merits)

Block B subjects

Subject

Qualification

Essential

Plus

Chemistry

A Level

Min 6 In Chemistry or 6-6 In Combined Science + 6 In Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

English Language

A Level

Min 5 in English Language

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Geography

A Level

Min 5 In Geography & English

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Health & Social Care (Single)

BTEC

Min 4 In English & Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

IT

Cambridge        Technical

Min 5 In English Language

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Sport & Physical Activity (Double)

Cambridge        Technical

4 In PE

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

PE

A Level

Min 5 In PE

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Block C subjects

Subject

Qualification

Essential

Plus

Applied Science

BTEC

Min 4 In Combined Science, English & Maths

2 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Biology

A Level

Min 5 In Biology or 5.5 in Combined Science + 5 in English & Maths

2 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

English Literature

A Level

Min 5 In English Literature

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Food Science & Nutrition

WJEC

Min of Merit in Hospitality & Catering

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Health & Social Care (Double)

BTEC

Min 4 In English & Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Performing Arts

BTEC

Min of Pass in Performing Arts

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

       
Block D subjects

Subject

Qualification

Essential

Plus

Criminology

WJEC

Min 4 In English & Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Maths

A Level

Min 6 In Maths

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Music

BTEC

Min of Merit in Music

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Sociology

A Level

Min 4 in English & Maths

3 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Sport & Physical Activity (Single)

Cambridge       Technical

Min 4 in PE

4 other grade 9-4 GCSEs

Photography

A Level

Min 5 GCSEs (preferably including a creative, visual subject)

Min 5 GCSEs (preferably including a creative, visual subject)

       

For more information about the various courses click on the link below

www.wakefieldprospectus.co.uk/courses/full-time-courses?provider=minsthorpe-community-college

Level 1 and 2 Subjects and Entry Requirements

If you are a student whose GCSE grades range between grades 1-4 then you will study on the Next Steps Pathway, You will need to choose this option and at your Interview in November we will discuss which two Level 2 subjects you would like to study. We are offering a choice of 6 subjects:

  • Business
  • Sport
  • Science
  • IT
  • Health & Social Care / Child Care
  • Work Skills

You will also study any English or Maths qualifications that need to be re-taken.

Progression from the Next Steps Pathway can be onto Level 3 courses where the entry requirements have been met or into appropriate Apprenticeship routes.

Next Steps Pathway (Select 2 subjects from below)
Level 1 & 2 Programmes
Subject Qualifications Essential

Level 1/2 Pre-Apprenticeship – Work Skills

BTEC Diploma(Level 1 & 2) 1 year

2 GCSE grades 1-3 (Support with Resit Functional Skills Maths and English if below a 4)

IT

BTEC Diploma (Level 2) 1 Year

3 GCSE grade 3 (Support with Resit Functional Skills Maths and English if below a 4)

Business

BTEC Diploma (Level 2) 1 Year

3 GCSE grade 3 (Support with Resit Functional Skills Maths and English if below a 4)

Health & Social Care / Child Care

BTEC Diploma (Level 2) 1 Year

3 GCSE grade 3 (Support with Resit Functional Skills Maths and English if below a 4)

Sport

BTEC Diploma (Level 2) 1 Year

3 GCSE grade 3 (Support with Resit Functional Skills Maths and English if below a 4)

Science

BTEC Diploma (Level 2) 1 Year

3 GCSE grade 3 (Support with Resit Functional Skills Maths and English if below a 4)

     

For more information about the various courses click on the links below

www.wakefieldprospectus.co.uk/courses/full-time-courses?provider=minsthorpe-community-college

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