Course Information

Rainham Sixth

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Rainham Sixth Entry Criteria - 2021

Acceptance into Rainham Sixth is conditional on students achieving the following:

  • 5 GCSEs graded at 4 or above (counting 2 BTECs maximum)
  • A grade 4 in English or Maths

All subjects will then have their own specific entry criteria (see below); please click on the name of the subject to view a short audio presentation giving information about the course.

Course Title

Further Entry Criteria

Biology

  • Grade 6 in Biology 
  • Grade 7 in Combined (students with a high grade 6 may be considered)
  • Grade 5 in Maths 

Business (BTEC)

  • Grade 4 in English and Maths 
  • Grade 4 in Business (if studied)

Chemistry

  • Grade 6 in Chemistry 
  • Grade 7 in Combined
  • Grade 5 in Maths

Criminology

  • Grade 4 in English

Dance (BTEC)

  • Previous study of GCSE Dance / BTEC is desirable but not essential

Drama

  • Grade 5 in English Language
  • Grade 5 in Drama (if studied)

Economics

  • Grade 6 in English
  • Grade 5 in Maths

English Language & Literature

  • Grade 5 in either English Language or English Literature

English Literature

  • Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature

Financial Studies

  • Grade 4 in English and Maths

Fine Art

  • Grade 5 in Fine Art
  • If completed other Art based courses then a portfolio of evidence will be required to consider entry

Forensic Investigation (BTEC)

  • Grade 5-5 in combined science
  • Grade 5 in English

Geography

  • Grade 6 in Geography 
  • Grade 5 in English Language

Government & Politics

  • Grade 4 in English

Graphic Communication

  • Grade 4 in GCSE Graphics or other Art & Design courses 
  • If completed Design Technology based courses then a portfolio of evidence will be required to consider entry

Health & Social Care (BTEC)

  • Grade 4 in English

History

  • Grade 6 in History
  • Grade 5 in English

Human Biology (BTEC)

  • Grade 5-5 in combined science
  • Grade 5 in English

Law

  • Grade 5 in English, Maths, History or Psychology

Mathematics

  • Grade 7 in Maths

Media

  • Grade 5 in English

Music

  • Grade 5 in English
  • Play an instrument at Grade 4 (desirable

Philosophy & Ethics

  • Grade 5 in English
  • Grade 5 in Religious Studies (if studied)

Photography

  • Grade 4 in Art & Design
  • It is open to others who have a level of interest in creative subjects e.g. Media, Product Design, Textiles or Graphics however a portfolio of evidence will be required to consider entry

Physical Education

  • Grade 5 in Combined science
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Physical education (if studied)
  • Merit in BTEC sport (if studied)

Applied Psychology (BTEC)

  • Grade 4 in English

Psychology

  • Grade 5 in English or Maths
  • Grade 5 in Psychology (if studied)

Science (BTEC)

  • Grade 5 in Combined science (high 4s will be considered with a grade 5 in Maths)
  • Grade 5 in English Language

Sociology

  • Grade 4 in English
  • Grade 4 in Sociology (if studied)

Sport (BTEC)

  • Grade 4 in GCSE Physical education (if studied)
  • Merit in BTEC sport (if studied)

Textiles

  • Grade 4 in Textiles or other Art & Design courses
  • If completed Design Technology based courses then a portfolio of evidence will be required to consider entry

Applied Tourism (BTEC)

  • Grade 4 in English is desirable 

 

Below are the option blocks. Students will need to choose 3 subjects, one from each block plus a reserve subject. 

BLOCK A

BLOCK B

BLOCK C

BLOCK D

Chemistry

BTEC Business

BTEC Dance

BTEC PE

BTEC Forensics

BTEC Psychology

BTEC Health & Social Care

BTEC Travel &Tourism

BTEC Human Biology

Government & Politics

Criminology

Biology

BTEC Science

Finance

Economics

Criminology

Finance

Geography

English Lang & Lit

English Lit

Psychology

Maths

History

Photography

Music

Psychology

Fine Art

Law

Graphics

Sociology

Drama

PE

English resit

Textiles

Media

Philosophy & Ethics

Maths resit

 

Sociology

 
Downloads Date  
Sociology- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Politics- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Chemistry- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Criminology- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Economics- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Drama- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
English Language & Literature- Course In... 10th Nov 2020 Download
Fine Art- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Philosophy & Ethics- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Travel & Tourism- Course Informatio... 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Sport- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
English Literature- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Psychology- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Textiles- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Fine Art- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Geography- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Finance Studies- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Psychology- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Graphic Communication- Course Informatio... 10th Nov 2020 Download
Biology- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Photography- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Dance- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Applied Science- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
History- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Law- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Health & Social Care- Course Inform... 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Biology- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Music- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Mathematics- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Forensics- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
PE- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download
Media Studies 10th Nov 2020 Download
BTEC Business- Course Information 10th Nov 2020 Download