At The Aquila School we pride ourselves on being genuinely inclusive. If, at the end of Year 11, you don't have the grades to study what you want to do next - we will support you in developing a pathway that will help guide you to university or employment.
We have a range of options for pupils who cannot access Level 3 courses, or who need support in fulfilling minimum university requirements along the way.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma PLUS
Sixth Form Foundation Course
This pathway allows pupils to join Year 12, and undertake a thee year programme of study, culminating in a BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivelnt to two A-levels).
Pupils will study five GCSEs in year one (English, mathematics, science and environmental management), in addition to BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Business and BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport. This pathway will lead pupils onto study either Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Sport, Fitness Instructing and Personal Training as a Level 3 Diploma in year two and three.
- For the Foundation Course, parents are required to sign a KHDA demotion into Year 11 - however pupils will attend school in Year 12 uniform.
- Pupils are required to complete the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award as part of this course - an additional fee applies.
The courses are designed to motivate and enhance learners’ confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
In addition, learners develop core skills in:
Pupils undertaking ASDAN courses also develop character traits such as confidence, self-esteem, resilience and ambition. For pupils who undertake ASDAN alongside a BTEC Level 3, some of the ASDAN courses carry UCAS points for university admission.