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Sixth Form

Here at Temple Moor we offer a wide variety of courses in our Sixth Form, both traditional A Levels and vocational BTEC courses and a combination of the two.  All students will need to achieve 5 GCSEs at grade 4 to enter Sixth Form, although some subjects have specific entry requirements. For example, to study Biology at A Level, students need to have achieved 6-6 in Combined Science or 6 in Biology at GCSE and a grade 5 in Maths.  Students wishing to study predominately A Levels will also need a 4 grade in Maths and English. If students do not achieve a grade 4 in English or Maths they will need to re-sit that GCSE alongside their Sixth Form choices.

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College

Colleges run a variety of courses, from A Levels to specific work related qualifications.  There are courses available at different levels so whatever grades are achieved at GCSE there will be a suitable course at college.  There are a number of different colleges in Leeds, some offering a wide variety of courses (Leeds City College) and some focusing on a specific area (Leeds College of Building and Leeds Arts University). Students interested in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Care/Equine may also travel to Askham Bryan College in York.

LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING
LEEDS CITY COLLEGE
ASKHAM BRYAN COLLEGE

Apprenticeship

This involves working for an employer and training to do a specific job.  Usually this means working four days each week and going to college one day each week. There are over 280 types of apprenticeship for over 1,500 job roles – anything from engineering to boat-building, or veterinary nursing to accountancy.

There are different levels of apprenticeship from level 2 Intermediate to  Degree Apprenticeships.  A degree apprenticeship involves working 4 days a week and going to University 1 day a week. This means that apprenticeships can be started after Year 11 or at a higher level after Year 13.

Apprenticeships are competitive as they are real jobs not training places.  Wages vary greatly, the national minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour but many employers pay much more than this.

PARENTS’ PACK – APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION
GOV.UK – FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP