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Course Options

At CLF Post 16 we offer a wide range of course options to suit your own individual needs. These include the established A levels courses, and BTEC and Cambridge Technical options, as well as Specialised Vocational Pathways. We believe that this approach allows you to make the decision which is right for you, allowing you to build the foundations for your own future.

Our popular Women’s Basketball Academy allows students who identify as female to study any of our range of options alongside professional-level coaching, twice-weekly practice sessions, strength and conditioning training and much more.

For students interested in Dance, we offer an Urban Dance course which allows students to study for one or two years and gain the equivalent of one or two A-Levels.

Our A-Z of courses

Subject Blocks (2023-24)

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We have four main study programmes that our students embark upon. The specific course level route options and entry requirements for the specific route can be found below.

  1. A Level Study.Students study three main A level subjects and can also study a supporting subject 1 year subject such as Core Maths or Extended project. In some cases students may study 4 A levels where there is high prior attainment and the additional subject supports a student’s destination progression. Additional requirements for each individual subject, are outlined on the course pages.
  2. Academic/Vocational Study. Students study three subjects, which are a combination of academic (A level) and vocational subjects (BTEC/Cam Tech).  Additional requirements for each individual subject, are outlined on the course pages.
  3. Specialised Vocational – Level 3.Students may choice to focus on a specific full time vocational area. There a number of options routes depending on prior grades (see course route below). This is studied alongside GCSE English and/or Maths (if required). Many of those students on the Level 3 qualifications go on to achieve the equivalent of either two or three A level qualifications, giving them the opportunity to apply to university if they wish or a higher level apprenticeship.
  4. Specialised Transition – Level 2. Students that have not yet achieved the grades necessary to study the options outlined above, instead embark on a programme of full time study of one of our Level 2 qualifications, alongside GCSE English and/or Maths (if required). This allows for transition to Level 3 courses or apprenticeships.

Course Level Routes Explained

Admissions Policy

The CLF Admissions Policy is available here

Additional Needs

Our centre has specialists and equipment to cater for, and support, students with additional needs. Our buildings are contemporary and have been built to be inclusive. We are able to provide support for students who experience difficulty with study as well as for those who are physically disabled.

Our students benefit from specialist support, where possible, from within the academies in the Cabot Learning Federation and from our Post 16 Special Educational Needs Coordinator. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to raise any specific needs during application meetings. Our staff will work with you to assess the extent to which we can meet these needs and the support that we can offer you.

Our SEND policy can be accessed here