Studying at Accrington Academy
At Accrington Academy we will encourage all students to pick the combination of subjects that are most suited to them and their intended destination.
A-LEVELS (Year 1&2)
Students will normally study 3 chosen subjects in Year 12 and continue to study these into year 13. Some students will have the opportunity to study 4 A-Levels.
Students will study 1 subject to level 3 Extended Diploma (exceptions Science & Computer Science). This gives students the equivalent of 3 A-Levels.
Combination (BTEC & A-Level)
For Some students a combination of BTEC & A-Level subjects may be the best route – this will be something to discuss at interview.
Studying A-Levels at Accrington Academy
|Art & Design||Ethics||Music|
|Biology||French||Physical Education (PE)|
|Drama & Theatre Studies||Mathematics||Spanish|
|English Language and Literature||Media|
Studying a BTEC at Accrington Academy
For many students, the best post-16 option is a focused vocational programme. We offer Level 3 BTEC courses in the following subjects:
Most students will study the Level 3 Extended Diploma, an equivalent of three A-Levels. On BTEC courses, students will immerse themselves in their respective area through the following:
- Placement in relevant workplace (one day per week on most courses)
- Teaching assistance in subject areas & primary liaison where appropriate
- Extra-curricular enrichment activities tied to subject area (e.g. radio show production, football coaching, working in The Salon)
- Full BTEC kit is worn on most courses