Choosing Courses


Choosing the right courses is clearly crucial to success in the Sixth Form. For some of you, this will be easy, as your talents lie in a particular area of the curriculum. But for others, there could be a range of subjects, all of which appeal to you.

When you chose Becket Keys Sixth Form, or at least wish to consider it, a member of staff (or one of the RET Sixth Form team) will talk with you about your higher education and employment aspirations. We will advise you about suitable courses in our Sixth Form.  Nevertheless, this task is a shared one: if you have a particular university course in mind, then look at the entry requirements for a number of universities. Anyone wanting to study medicine, for example, will need A Level chemistry. If the course is less prescriptive – Law, for example – then consider the sort of subjects in which you can demonstrate logical thinking, good communication skills or the ability to evaluate evidence. Remember too that some courses are so over-subscribed that even having three A grades might not be enough to secure a place! So choosing a subject which you like, but do not usually score very highly in, could damage your chances of getting in. These are exactly the kind of issues and options we will discuss with you before you make your final choice.

Please note that all courses are subject to viability upon enrolment.

A Level

Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design, Economics, English Literature, EPQ,  Fine Art, Geography, History, Mandarin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish and Textiles.

Entry Requirements*

We expect students entering the Sixth Form who wish to study three A-Levels to achieve 8 GCSEs Grade 4-9 including English and Mathematics at Grade 5 (with course specific requirements). 

Information about this can be found in the course booklet.