Sixth Form

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What it means to have a sixth form

Tendring Technology College Sixth Form – what can it offer you?

High quality and expert teaching in a vibrant environment – a place where young people are respected and given the opportunities and the influence to take them on to the career or university of their choice. Those are the characteristics that set TTC's sixth form apart.

Large enough to offer choice, but small enough to ensure every student is given the individual attention and support they need, TTC's sixth form is first choice for our own students but also for students from further afield.

Our student support service and our pioneering tutorial and coaching approach to learning have combined to bring us national recognition and praise.

Above all, TTC's sixth form students are encouraged and supported to make a wider contribution not just to the college, but to the local community. Students leave us to begin their chosen career or to start the university course of their choice as highly motivated and committed young adults. They gain a global perspective that prepares them for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

For details of all our courses and more information about TTC's sixth form, please check out our Sixth Form Prospectus.

Advanced courses

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level and the Applied GCE both have the same structure, and will count equally towards higher education entry and employment. By the end of year 12 students will have completed between 3-6 modules in each subject*. This will gain them an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) qualification and is worth 50% of a full Advanced Level. 

In year 13 students will take a further 3-6 modules in each subject, and the marks for these are added to the AS marks to give a final Advanced Level grade. 

Students in year 12 can take up to 4 subjects* (see table on the next page) at AS Level before specialising in 3 subjects* for Advanced Level in year 13. 

Each course generally has 5 hours of lessons per week. 

All students will be expected to complete the key skills qualification in Communications at Level 2 or 3 as part of their Advanced programme. 

* Double option Applied subjects each count as 2 subjects.