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So you're here because you might want to come to Sixth Form, but you don't know what the words mean, what the courses are about or what qualifications you need in order to get on to them? Well you're in the right place!

Level 3 Courses

These are the courses that most people think of when they think of Sixth Form. They are what most pupils move on to after finishing their GCSEs/BTECs at the end of Year 11. Level 3 qualifications recognise the ability to gain, and where relevant apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding. At Blessed Hugh Faringdon we have a wide range of Level 3 courses which you will find in our course guides and can be studied over one or two years depending on the course.

Option Blocks

Pupils are expected to choose four subjects from option blocks 1-6. You cannot choose two subjects in one block. All students must study a minimum of three subjects to remain in Sixth Form, so choosing four gives flexibility if one does not work out as expected.
Pupils wishing to choose a combination of subjects that is prohibited by these blocks can contact the school to discuss their requirements as it is sometimes possible to find solutions to these problems.

Course Guide


Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Optional Extra Subjects
Physics Psychology Further Maths Biology Chemistry Maths Polish
Business Studies Music English Literature Fine Art Sociology History Extended Project Qualification
Drama French English Language Photography Philosophy and Ethics   Elite Rugby
    Design and Technology Product Design Geography      


Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6
BTEC Travel and Tourism (Subsidiary) BTEC Computing (Subsidiary) BTEC Sport (Subsidiary) BTEC Health and Social Care (Extended Diploma) BTEC Health and Social Care (Subsidiary) BTEC Science (Subsidiary)
  BTEC Travel and Tourism (Diploma) BTEC Travel and Tourism (Extended Diploma)     BTEC Sport (Diploma)
    BTEC Health and Social Care (Diploma)      
Level 2 Courses     Level 2 Re-sits    
  Travel and Tourism   GCSE Maths GCSE English