All students need to achieve five 9-4 grades at GCSE (or BTEC equivalents).  Individual subjects will require a grade 5 if studied at GCSE.  The exceptions to this are Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics which will usually require a grade 6 at GCSE.

It is compulsory for students who have yet to achieve a grade 4 in either GCSE Maths or GCSE English Language to retake these qualifications in Year 12 and if necessary, again in Year 13.

We are one of the few schools to offer a Aspirations Pathway course in Year 12 for those students who do not meet the 5 9-4 grades.  This pathway supports students in achieving the requirements that would potentially allow them to progress on to Level 3 study in years 13 and 14 doing A Levels.  Students on the pathway course will study two Level 2 BTEC subjects alongside Maths and English resits if necessary over 1 year.

From September 2025 we will also be running blended courses, which means that students who do not get five 9-4 grades but have at least 3 9-4 grades would be able to complete 2 level two courses and one A level.


Please look through our prospectus, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the P16 Office on 01773 712477 Ext 0035


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How to Apply to Join our Sixth Form

Thank you for your interest in Aldercar Highs Post-16 centre. If you would like to apply for a place then please complete the application form and return it to

Aldercar High School

Daltons Close

Langley Mill


NG16 4HL

Applications will be reviewed, and you will then be invited for an interview with the Head of Post-16 to discuss your chosen subjects.

Information Pack

Post 16 Handbook 2023-2024