Sixth Form Courses


Choosing the right courses is clearly crucial to success in the Sixth Form. For some of you, this will be easy as your talents lie in a particular area of the curriculum. But, for others, there could be a range of subjects you are interested in.

When you choose Becket Keys Sixth Form, or at least wish to consider it, a member of staff (or one of the RET Sixth Form team) will talk with you about your higher education and employment aspirations. We will advise you about suitable courses in our Sixth Form. However, this task is a shared one: if you have a particular university course in mind, then look at the entry requirements for a number of universities. Anyone wanting to study medicine, for example, will need A Level chemistry. If the course is less prescriptive – law, for example – then consider the sort of subjects in which you can demonstrate logical thinking, good communication skills or the ability to evaluate evidence. Remember that some courses are so over-subscribed that even having three A grades might not be enough to secure a place! So choosing a subject which you like, but do not usually score very highly in, could damage your chances of getting in. These are exactly the kinds of issues and options we will discuss with you before you make your final choice.

Please note that all courses are subject to viability upon enrolment.

A Level

Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Economics, English Literature, Fine Art, Food Science and Nutrition, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Mandarin, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish and Textiles.

Entry Requirements

We expect students entering the Sixth Form who wish to study three A Levels to achieve 8 GCSEs at Grade 4-9 including English and Mathematics at Grade 5. There are also course-specific requirements).