PGW Sixth Form is the perfect progression route for students to complete academic, applied general and
technical level vocational courses. We offer courses at Level 3 (A Level/ BTEC equivalent) and Level 2 (GCSE
equivalent) in order to suit all skills and abilities. Students are set challenging targets and encouraged to
work independently, which yields ‘strong progress,’ Ofsted, May 2018. We also recognise the importance of
students having a further opportunity to obtain Level 4 grades in English Language and Mathematics GCSEs
(should students not have obtained these results in Year 11) and, as such, factor ‘re-sit lessons’, into
students’ timetables. ‘Those students who retake GCSEs in English and Mathematics achieve above-average
outcomes,’ (Ofsted, May 2018).

We have a wide range of subjects to choose from in both academic and vocational pathways:

Academic
• Art & Design
• Core Maths
• English Literature
• Ethics, Philosophy and Religion
• Geography
• History
• Photography
• Psychology
• Sociology
Vocational
• Applied Science
• Business
• Criminology
• BTEC Construction and the Built
Environment
• Fashion Textiles
• Graphics
• Health & Social Care
(Level 2 and 3)
• ICT
• IT Support
• Performing Arts
(Musical Theatre and Dance)
• Sport
• BTEC Engineering
• City and Guilds Engineering
• NVQ Engineering
• Painting & Decorating
• Retail Operations
• Site Carpentry
• Sports Leaders

At PGW Sixth Form we have the expertise to offer a strong and varied range of Engineering and Construction courses. We encourage both male and female students who are interested in this field to take one of our pathways for a more vocational, ‘hands on’ approach to post-16 study. Both pathways contain a range of three different qualifications related to that industry. We are also one of only two schools in the UK to offer the NVQ Engineering course at level 2.

These pathways have been very successful over the past two years and we are incredibly proud to advise that 100% of students complete their pathway. Many students move on to high quality apprenticeships, these apprenticeships have come from many local businesses, but also multi-national companies such as: BMW, Mercedes and BAE.