At Workington Academy we endeavour to ensure all students are studying a suitable course; matched to both their abilities and skills and their future plans.
We ask that students complete the application form which can be found below in detail and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to ensure all students can achieve we have clear entry criteria requiring grades 4 in both English Language and Mathematics plus 3 additional grade 4’s in any other GCSE subjects. Individual subjects have additional entry criteria as shown below.
|Art||Grade 5 in Art or Photography OR portfolio|
|Applied Science||Grades 4-4 in Combined Science|
|Biology||Grade 6 in Biology or grades 6-6 in Combined Science AND grade 6 in Maths|
|Business (TBC)||Grades 5 in English Language AND Maths.|
|Chemistry||Grade 6 in Chemistry or grades 6-6 in Combined Science AND grade 6 in Maths|
|Childcare||5x grade 4 GCSEs (including Maths and English Language)|
|Computer Science||Grade 5 in Maths|
|Design Technology||Grade 5 in Design Technology|
|English Language||Grade 6 in English Language|
|English Literature||Grade 6 in English Literature|
|French||Grade 7 in French|
|Geography||Grades 5 in English Language, Maths, Combined Science and Geography|
|German||Grade 7 in German|
|Health and Social Care||Grade 5 in English Language AND grade 5 in Biology or grades 5-5 in Combined Science|
|History||Grade 5 in English Language AND grade 5 in History|
|ICT||Grade 5 in ICT based course|
|Maths & Further Maths||Maths: Grade 7 in Maths
Further: Grade 8 in Maths
|Media||Grade 5 in ICT based course|
|Physics||Grade 6 in physics or Grades 6-6 in Combined Science AND 6 in Maths|
|Religious Studies||Grade 5 in English Language. Recommended grade 5 in RE|
|Sport||Grade 4 in PE or level 2 Pass OR Grades 5-5 in combined science, English Lang and Maths|
|Core maths||Grade 5 in Maths|
|EPQ||Grade 5 in English Language|
|Enrichment / Tutorial||This is a requirement for all students|
Students will be required to choose 3 subjects from three different blocks, A-D plus one reserve subject.
Students who satisfy the entry criteria will be invited for an interview to further discuss their courses and receive individualised careers information, advice and guidance. We recommend that parents also attend these interviews.
In July students will begin their courses, so it is vital that students attend these introductory sessions. Both students and teaching staff will be able to discuss any concerns arising following these two days of lessons. During this time, students will also be given work to be completed over the Summer break which is a requirement to continue their course.