Course Options and How to Apply to Forest 6

Forest 6

Step Up To Forest 6 - a hybrid between sixth form and college. Study our wide of range of A level and vocational subjects in our purpose-built sixth form only centre. Fitted with WIFI throughout, and a sixth form only all-day cafe. Forest sixth form offers a wide range of A Level and vocational subjects and accepts both male and female students. Tutors with years of experience mentor, tutor and motivate students. Oxbridge support, careers, community, volunteering programmes are readily accessible.

A full list of the courses available at Forest 6 can be viewed via the prospectus or a list can be found within the Option Block.

The Forest School sixth form operates a pathway approach enabling students to have the widest selection of subjects as well as a range of pathways into university, apprenticeships or work. 

We have set entrance guidelines for each pathway based on the points scored at GCSE / L2 vocational courses, these points are calculated as follows:

GCSE Grade L2 Vocational Grades Points
9   9
8   8
7 Distinction 7
6 Merit 6
5   5
4 Pass 4
3   3
2   2
1   1


1. Allocate points to each of your GCSE scores.

2. Allocate points to each vocational subject.

3. Add together points from English and maths + your best 6 other subjects.

4. Use the table below to see which pathway is most suitable for you.


Course A Levels Mix of A Levels and Vocational  Vocational
Minimum points needed for pathway 49 43 35
Subjects on offer Art  etc....   Business, Travel & Tourism, ICT, Sport


Forest 6 Application Form


Prospectus - Individual Course Information

A Choice of Pathways in Forest 6

A Choice of Pathways in Forest 6

Our courses are now more inclusive and engaging than ever. We offer three pathways to help you to progress to higher education, or into employment /apprenticeships. 

The first pathway

Is academic, supporting access to the Russell Group (the top 24 universities in the UK) with additional assistance for Oxbridge applicants. Typical A level - Mathematics & Further Maths, English, the Sciences and Humanities subjects; courses would almost be entirely exam based.

The second pathway 

Encompasses a wider range of A level subject including the arts, business, computing, IT etc. courses have a mixture of exams and coursework assessment.  

The third pathway 

Is based on a mix of A level and vocational subjects with emphasis on continuous assessment and fewer final exams, our vocation subjects are equivalent to a single or double A level and UCAS points.


Sixth Form Subject Presentations

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you. We hope you found the course presentations useful. Should you wish to revisit Forest 6 Open Evening presentations please click on the links below.

Art & Design History
Biology IT
Business BTEC Languages
Business Law
Computing Maths and Further Mathematics               
Chemistry Music
Design Technology Photography
Drama & Theatre Studies Physical Education
Economics Physics
English Language Psychology
English Literature Sociology
Film Studies Sport BTEC
Geography Travel and Tourism BTEC

Forest 6 Application Form

Sixth Form Option Block

Bursary Information 2019 2020

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