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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Learning Pathways

The Sixth Form at the Piggott School offers a wide range of courses.  We welcome students to the Sixth Form who wish to work hard and play an active part in the life of the school. 

Four different pathways are offered:

  • A Level Pathway
  • Level 3 Vocational Pathway
  • Coaching Academy and CTEC Sport

Please click on the links above to find out more about each of these pathways and the entry requirements for them.

Please click on the links on the right to view information about individual courses.

Please see the Applications section for the Piggott School Admissions Policy and Application Form.

A Level Pathway 

Most students will study three subjects. However, four subjects are available after discussion with the Head of Year.

Entry requirements are 60 points. A minimum of Grade 4 in English and Mathematics is required, based on Average Points Score (APS):

A**   - 9 points
A*     - 8 points
A       - 7 points
B       - 6 points
C       - 5/4 points
D       - 3 points
E        - 2 points

Individual subjects will have their own entry requirements (eg Grade B at GCSE). Students will follow a two-year, linear programme with PPE examinations in June of each year to show progress.

 
  • Individual subjects will have their own entry requirements (eg grade B at GCSE)
  • An average Points Score calculation table (for your best 8 subjects) can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

For a list of A Level and equivalent Level 3 subjects offered, please see the course information links on the right of this page.

Please note that the school reserves the right to withdraw courses but that this is a very rare occurrence.

Level 3 Vocational Pathway  

Students opting for this pathway will take three or four vocational options over two years through one of the following routes:

Equivalent of 2 vocational options + 1 A Level

Equivalent of 3 vocational options

Entry requirements are 50 points. You must follow an English course (equivalent to GCSE) if you do not have at least Grade 4 in English. You must also follow a Mathematics course (equivalent to GCSE) if you do not have at least Grade 4 in Mathematics.

Coaching Academy and Girls Development Programme 

Football Education Programme

The Piggott School has teamed up with The Chelsea FC Foundation to develop our football education programme. The Girls’ Football Academy aims to develop players and improve both performance and coaching.

Chelsea FC Foundation and The Piggott School are delighted to present a new and exciting girls’ football development programme, for female players who have a talent and passion for football. 

The Coaching Academy

Whether you are interested in becoming a football coach, physical education teacher or a fitness instructor, The Piggott School Coaching Academy will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to develop your career as a sports leader. 

Both courses are delivered over 2 years and offer a range of qualifications and awards to suit all levels. The school will create a bespoke educational package to suit your academic ability and interests which could include A-Levels, CTEC or BTEC qualifications.

Entry requirements are 50 Points plus a minimum Grade 3 in English and Mathematics. You must follow an English course (equivalent to GCSE) if you do not have at least Grade 4 in English.

You must also follow a Mathematics course (equivalent to GCSE) if you do not have at least Grade 4 in Mathematics.