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Welcome to Abbey College Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening

Welcome to our Virtual Open Evening. At Abbey College Sixth Form, we have a strong track record in supporting students to take their next steps and consistently achieve some of the best results in the county. We pride ourselves in providing students with the tools and guidance to access their future, be that a place at university, an apprenticeship or a job.

We offer a wide range of subjects to suit all your needs and small class sizes with teachers who will give you the independence you need to grow and achieve. At Abbey College Sixth Form, your learning experience is tailored to you. We want you to have a say in your classroom learning and offer a wide range of extracurricular activities for you to choose from.

Take a look through our subject videos and review the document listing courses we are considering running in 2023 if there is the demand.

If you have any questions regarding life in our Sixth Form, please contact .

The deadline for 2023 applications is 13th January 2023. To find out more or to apply, please visit our courses page.

Please explore our amazing Sixth Form by clicking on the subject icons below.

Art & Design



BTEC Applied Science


BTEC Engineering

BTEC Health and Social Care

BTEC Sport


Drama & Theatre

 English Language and Literature

 English Literature    




Further Maths






Sociology and Psychology

Core Maths





 POTENTIAL New courses at Abbey College for 2023

Board and level



Leading to a career in …


Level 3 National Certificate

Depends on units  chosen.

Uniformed Protective Services

One compulsory unit in Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services. A range of optional units including Criminology and Expedition Skills.

Police constable, firefighter, rating in Royal Navy, airman/airwoman in RAF, soldier in army, officer entry, e.g. RAF, army, navy, apprenticeships, volunteer roles, e.g. special constable, part-time roles, e.g. retained firefighter, reserve roles in the armed services.


Level 3 Diploma

50% exam

50% cw


The course covers Changing Awareness of Crime, Criminological Theories, Crime Scene to Courtroom and Crime and Punishment.

Criminology, Criminal Justice, Psychology or Forensic Science. Helpful for careers in Social Work, Mental Health, the Police Force, Customs and Immigration, Prison Services, Court Services, Security Services, the NHS, Education and Youth and Community Services


A level

50% cw

50% Exam

DT Product Design

The coursework is a project of your choosing where you will Research, Design, Develop, Test and Evaluate your end product. The Final Exam tests the theory learnt over the two years.

Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Robotics, Automotive Industry, Fashion, Publishing, Digital Media, Film and Media, Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Construction, Armed Forces, Graphic Design or an Art foundation course.

Level 3 diploma

London Institute of Banking and Finance

100% exam

Certificate is a one year stand alone course.

Diploma is a two year course.

Financial Services

You carry out independent research and need to keep up to date with current affairs and news stories. You will learn how to analyse financial products and select from them for different clients.

You must pass the Certificate in order to progress to the Diploma.

Undergraduate banking and finance courses,  careers in the financial world, particularly in the field of financial adviser, mortgage broker and banking.

A level


70% exam

30% cw

Media Studies

You analysis a wide range of media forms and contexts. Students develop a wider understanding and appreciation of the media in both an historical and contemporary context.

Industry-related roles in areas such as production, journalism and photography.


A level

100% exam

Classical Civilisation

Provides learners with a broad, coherent and rewarding study of the literature and culture of the classical world. It offers learners the opportunity to study elements of the literature, visual/material culture and thought of the classical world, and acquire an understanding of their social, historical and cultural contexts

OCR’s A Level in Classical Civilisation will help learners to understand the legacy of the classical world, whilst equipping them to progress to higher education.


A level

100% exam


Economics is broken down into two sub topics; macro and micro economics. Macro looks at the economy as a whole. Micro economics considers the way that firms behave. You will need strong mathematical skills and a good sense of logic

Accounting, Business Management, Economics, History, Construction Management, Politics, Social Policy. Economics could lead you to a career in finance, the City, stockbroking, currency trading, fund management, central and local government planning.


A level

100% exam


By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Involving the nature of law and the English legal system, private law, public law and legal skills

Solicitor, barrister, legal clerk, financial law, compliance officer, family law, children’s services, social work, uniformed services.

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