2018 Sixth Form Pathways

We have 4 unique pathways available to students that can be tailored to suit their specific interest and needs and to prepare them for their future. Option blocks are at the bottom of this page – it is recommended that you read about these pathways before selecting your subjects. 


Pathway 1 – International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)


The IBCP is the International Baccalaureate Career Programme and provides students with the subject knowledge and qualifications required by employers and Universities as well as the professional skills desired. The blend of academic subjects and career- related courses is suitable for students with a particular career or university interest, and for those who have not yet decided on a particular career path. Applicants choose 2 IB diploma subjects (blue) and 2 career-related subjects (green). These must be in different blocks. Students studying the CP will:


  • grow in self-confidence and awareness;
  • develop the skills and qualities employers seek (flexibility, resilience, and the ability to communicate clearly);
  • become effective learners, who can work both independently and in a collaborative environment;
  • be internationally-minded and globally-aware.

Source: The IB Career- related programme: a guide for parents and students in the UK, 2016.


Minimum Entry Requirements: 5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE including at least a grade 4 in either English or mathematics.

Wrotham School is a certified school for the Career-related Programme and is an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Wrotham School believes is important for our students.


Pathway 2 – A Level pathway


Applicants can choose any 3 or 4 A Levels from different blocks. These can be combined with IB diploma courses.


Minimum Entry Requirements: 5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE including at least a grade 4 in English and mathematics.


Pathway 3 – Pro Soccer Academy pathway


Applicants will have a passion for football and a desire to extend this into a sport based career. Students are required to complete a trial with the PSA coaches and will choose 3 subjects to study from any pathway to study alongside their football training. The subjects cannot be in the same block. It is possible for a student to complete the IBCP and be a Pro-Soccer Scholar but this will depend on the subject choices and the individual.


Minimum Entry Requirements: 5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE, not necessarily including English and mathematics at grade 4 or above


Pathway 4 – Foundation Year


This pathway has been designed specifically for students who have not achieved 5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE and have not achieved grade 4 or above at GCSE English and mathematics. This pathway is to allow students an opportunity to re-sit English and mathematics and begin study on a level 3 Career- related programme, initially with one course. It is expected that students on this pathway will continue their level 3 studies into years 13 and 14 on any of our other pathways.


Option Blocks (Please see www.ucasprogress.com for detailed course information)


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