At Great Barr Sixth Form, we specialise in providing high quality Level 3 qualifications.
Our success in delivering A Level qualifications (often seen as the "Gold Standard" of qualifications) has led to more of our students reaching university than the national average year on year. Great Barr offers a wide range of A Levels including the facilitating subjects encouraged by the Russell Group, a group of the UK’s top universities. We have close links with Russell Group universities and have been named a "valued partner" of the University of Birmingham. This focus on the academic curriculum and partnership work with universities has meant that more students than the national average gain places at Redbrick/ Russell Group universities.
We also specialise in the delivery of high quality Level 3 "applied general" qualifications. Students can study subjects such as Sports Science, ICT and Music to a high level and gain qualifications which are recognised by universities and employers as being the most relevant in that area.
In developing our curriculum, we are not afraid to be innovative. In recent years, working closely with the University of Wolverhampton, we have introduced our unique "Teach Early" qualification aimed at students interested in obtaining university places in primary teacher training. In 2015, we are launching a Space Engineering course in collaboration with the National Space Science Centre in Leicester. This unique course is recognised by Russell Group universities and provides a specialised pathway for high achieving Maths and Physics students. Both of these courses are valued by employers.
Great Barr can also provide for those who need extra help in making the jump from GCSE to Level 3. We offer interesting and relevant courses such as Work Skills L3, Applied Law and the Project Qualification for these students.
So, whatever your ambitions, it is likely that Great Barr Sixth Form has a range of courses to help you achieve your goals.