Choose from over 30 A Level courses at Cronton Sixth Form
2023 A Level Results:
- 99.3% A Level Pass Rate in 2023
- 100% in 29 A Level Subjects
At Cronton Sixth Form you can choose from over 30 A Level subjects. In 2023 many of our A Level students went on to study at prestigious universities.
To make up your A Level programme, you will choose to study three subjects, over 2 years.
You may only choose one Level 3 Extended Certificate as part of your programme to study alongside two A levels. Alongside these subjects you can then elect to take part in the Professional Studies Programmes, High Achievers Programme and our Centres of Excellence depending on your university and career ambitions.
In exceptional circumstances, students may be able to study 4 A Level subjects or study an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This can be discussed at your college interview.
Centre of Excellence in STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
Cronton Sixth Form College has created a Centre of Excellence for Advanced Level Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses. This Centre of Excellence has been developed through the recruitment of some of the best teaching staff in the country, the building of our new state of the art IDEA Centre and science labs, and the expansion of our extra-curricular activities that support applications to the most prestigious universities.
Students can take part in our Tomorrow’s Scientists Professional Studies Programme, enter competitions, be part of prestigious national Science and Maths programmes, be inspired by leading industry experts and visit external research labs and top universities such as Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester.
Computing and Digital Technologies
Students studying on the IT and computing courses at Cronton Sixth Form will have the opportunity to access the new IDEA Centre which is home to brand new state of the art IT suites. The College is an Adobe Accredited Centre and CISCO Academy.
During your course you will have the chance to experience industry workshops and trips including a visit to the National Videogame Arcade for a workshop with an industry professional, crack codes and ciphers at Bletchley Park and go to the EGX video games event.
Engineers are at the forefront of technological advancements and are constantly working to develop new and innovative solutions to the world’s challenges. You will have access to our outstanding ‘IDEA Centre’ which houses cutting edge Engineering facilities including an advanced manufacturing workshop, metallurgy and electronics laboratories and state-of-the-art computer aided
School of English, Humanities & Modern Foreign Languages
The college has a leading English, Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities department specialising in providing students with a wealth of experiences. The passionate and dedicated members of the team strive for strong academic achievement from all of their students.
Students studying English develop and showcase their literary skills by taking part in national competitions such as the Young Writers and Christopher Tower Poetry competitions. Our links with prestigious universities and prominent figures, such as the Professor of Linguistics at Lancaster University, further enhance student learning. Students also benefit from visiting guest speakers; including the Children’s Laureate, authors, poets, journalists and a trip to the globe theatre in London.
Modern Foreign Languages Courses
French and Spanish are taught by native speaking tutors in the MFL Zone, which is well equipped with PCs, a projector and group workspace. Students are able to practise and develop their linguistic skills in an authentic and supportive environment. The MFL department encourages and promotes collaborative and independent learning among students in college. Also, there are opportunities to visit local universities and to take part in language competitions in order to further develop and showcase students’ abilities.
Students studying Humanities are taught by leaders in their specialist field. Learning is enhanced by international trips to New York, Auschwitz, Krakow and Berlin. You will also have the opportunity to go on UK field trips to put classroom theory into practice.
Students enjoy a host of opportunities to learn from leading guest experts such as solicitors, police and journalists as well as taking part in national competitions such as the Bar Mock Trials and Debating Matters. Students can also benefit from our Tomorrow’s Lawyers or Tomorrow’s Teachers Professional Studies Programmes.
School of Business
Students studying on the business courses at Cronton Sixth Form will take part in lectures with guests including ‘Dragons’ Den’ winners and finalists from ‘The Apprentice’. They will also have the opportunity to go on trips to high profile organisations including to the Houses of Parliament and Jaguar Land Rover.
School of Business Courses
Over the last year students have taken part in international trips to New York, Brussels and Barcelona. They have also participated in competitions including The National Student Investor Challenge, the ‘Make Your Mark’ competition and have also completed prestigious placements with local MPs and international businesses including Evolution.
School of Creative Arts & Media
Students studying in the School of Creative Arts and Media will be inspired by our practicing artists/tutors to develop and nurture their own creative talents. They will benefit from a wide range of experiences provided through our partnerships with leading industry experts.
Creative Arts Courses
Students will be able to experience international trips to New York, Berlin and Paris, national competitions, prestigious exhibition opportunities at the Sotheby’s Gallery in London, master classes and key note events at Tate Liverpool and a High Profile Annual Exhibition. All students applying for an Art and Design course will be expected to show a portfolio of work at interview.
Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts
The Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts offers a unique production programme that enables A Level and Vocational students the opportunity of performing in large scale extra-curricular performances that sit entirely outside the timetable.
Students studying Performing Arts will become part of our Centre of Excellence. As such, they will be taught by some of the best teaching staff in the country and benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities to support their onward applications to the country’s most prestigious institutions.
Performing Arts Courses
Students will develop their talents and professional skills by enjoying our wide range of experiences including; international trips, being part of industry standard performances, performing at professional venues, high profile patrons and professional links, free music tuition and nationally recognised Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards.
Centre of Sporting Excellence
Students studying sport at Cronton will be part of a Centre of Sporting Excellence and will have access to the fitness suites in the new IDEA Centre. Our coaches are committed to helping young athletes develop and excel both academically and professionally.
Our extensive elite sporting opportunities include individual coaching, prestigious and high profile sporting partnerships, scholarships, links with governing bodies and an international ski trip. The focus is on encouraging and supporting every student in maximising their performance in their chosen sport.
Health & Care
Industry placement and experience is a vital part of all of the Health and Care and Health Studies qualifications. During the course, students will experience a variety of work experience placements including hospitals, nurseries, primary schools and social care settings. Our innovative partnerships in the Health Sector allow us to access prestigious work placements within Warrington Hospital, the NHS and Community Integrated Care (CIC).
Students studying Health and Care will gain both theoretical knowledge and invaluable practical experience to enable them to progress to employment or further education in their chosen sector. Health and Care students will benefit from our new clinical practice ward with the latest equipment. All students must complete a DBS before carrying out placement. This will be completed within the college.
To make up your A Level Programme, you will choose to study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years.
You will need to achieve a minimum of three grade 5’s and two grade 4’s at GCSE including English Language and Maths at grade 5. Each individual subject carries its own entry criteria and some subjects do require higher grades than this.
For individual subject entry requirements and more course details please look at the individual course information above.
In exceptional circumstances, students may be able to study 4 A Level subjects. This can be discussed at your college interview.
Our Admissions Team will talk you through the entry requirements for the subjects you are interested in so you have a clear understanding of what you are aiming for in your GCSE exams.