Name of provider

Helston Community College

Name of course

Post 16 A level course suite

Site/s where available

Helston Community College, Church Hill, Helston, TR13 8NR

Key contact for questions about course

Duration of course

All A level courses are 2 years in duration.

A small number of students access a 3rd year depending on need and individual circumstances.

Age range if applicable

Key Stage 5 – Ages 16 to 18

Key course content and outcomes
bullet points

See Prospectus for the details of each course.

Post 16 Prospectus on website

Entry requirements

A Level: Students studying this qualification must have at least a grade 4 in both Maths and English and a further three GCSEs at a minimum grade 4, especially if students are planning to go on to higher education. Please see course guidelines in the prospectus for further information. (N.B. Some subjects require higher grades – for example, Science A levels require a grade 6 in the relevant subject plus a grade 6 in Mathematics).

Available qualifications

  • Fine Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Other academic qualifications

  • Core Maths
  • Extended Project Qualification

Students can combine any these courses with the Applied General offer (see below)

Likely progression

Higher education: diplomas, foundations degrees, bachelor degrees.

Higher apprenticeships and Degree apprenticeships.

Additional charges for families
e.g. swimming, pocket money for shopping

Any charges related to the curriculum will be a voluntary contribution.

Optional expenses for families
e.g. non-essential trips

Most subjects include opportunities for students to undertake educational activities which are outside of the formal curriculum offered – e.g. local, national and international visits. Each educational activity will identify the cost of any payments requested from parents and expensive activities will include the opportunity for payments via instalments over time.

Timing across the week

Monday to Friday (full time).

College day starts at 8.45 and ends at 15.20.

Minimum number of learners to run course

Ideally a minimum of 5 students.

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