Pathways Overview

Sixth Form Pathways

Here at Sprowston Community Academy Sixth Form, we believe that each student deserves the best opportunity to reach their full potential. We have built a curriculum model that offers alternative routes to meet the different needs of our students post 16. This ranges from our highly academic route which could support students wanting to attend Oxbridge, through academic A level studies and more applied routes. Students this year will be able to build their own bespoke curriculum to suit their needs, blending these pathways.

Our outstanding teaching staff are able to provide relevant, interesting and varied learning opportunities in preparation for higher education, apprenticeships and the world of work.

At the same time we offer outstanding pastoral support based on strong relationships and knowledge of your child. We are committed to supporting young people both academically and in terms of their personal development so that they are most able to navigate the world of work and adulthood.

An important part of the transition from main school into post 16 studies is that students will begin to develop more independent study skills. This means that in addition to formal teaching time, students will be expected to study independently outside of the classroom for around 15 hours a week. Students will be supported with this transition but a key requirement will be that students show a strong work ethic, perseverance and attend school regularly. An ability to self manage and to embrace the step up to further education will be critical.

Our Curriculum

On commencement of Year 12, students can embark on one of the pathways below: (please view on a desktop or laptop)


Pathway Description

Target Market

Entry Requirement


4 A levels or 3 A levels and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Highly academic students who achieved strong GCSE passes. Aspire to attend university

5 or more GCSE Grade 6 or above – including English and Maths Positive recommendations or references


3 A Levels

Academic students who wish to focus on three A levels in order to pursue higher education or employment/ apprenticeship

5 or more GCSE Grade 5 or above Positive recommendations/ references