Curriculum & Examinations

Thanks you for showing interest in Westfield Academy Sixth Form.

Our Sixth form reflects the high achieving inclusive vision of Westfield Academy as a whole.

Our aim is to provide high quality academic and vocational education, in a supportive environment, where students are encouraged to develop as independent learners and are stretched and challenged to succeed. We aim to equip our students with the skills and attributes  required for a successful future. A future where they are challenged to take on positions of leadership and responsibility.

The Pathways

There are two pathways which are offered at Westfield Academy. Please note both of these routes are separate and we are unable to overlap theses pathways. The GCSE results and careful discussion with each individual will determine which pathway is best suited for each applicant.

  1. A Level
  2. Applied General

A Level

Within the A Level pathway applicants are expected to study 3 A Levels; the duration of this course is 2 years.  

Subjects offered in this pathway include:

  • Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies
  • Chemistry, Drama, English Literature
  • French, Geography, History
  • Mathematics, Photography
  • Physical Education, Physics
  • Product Design, Psychology
  • Religious Studies, Spanish, Sociology

Applied General

All applicants selecting this pathway will select 3 BTECs which are the vocational equivalent of 3 A Levels, and they will study their chosen courses over a two year academic period.

Subjects offered in this pathway include:

  • Business
  • Health & Social Care
  • IT
  • Science
  • Sport

We also run the following two successful programmes:

Football Academy Also see WFC website at

Hair & Beauty

Further Available are:

Mathematic (GCSE) and English (GCSE)

Please Note Well: courses will only run if there are a sufficient amount of students opting for a subject.

Please see the Prospectus below for full details;

Sixth Form Prospectus

Higher A-Level Prospectus

Applied General Prospectus

Sixth Form Application Form

We offer two pathways at Westfield;

Academic Pathway; 

Higher A-Levels - Entry requirements; 5 GCSEs 9-6, including Maths and English grade 6.

Traditional A-Levels - Entry requirements; 5 GCSEs 9-5, including Maths and English grade 5.

Applied General Pathway;

Vocational Education; Hair & Beauty and the WFC Football Academy - Entry Requirements; 4 GCSEs 4+ including English and Maths grade 4.

Watford FC Football Academy

Hair & Beauty


  • Form Tutor assistant
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) guide

  • Paired reading support
  • Reading group leader
  • Peer mentoring
  • English and Maths mentors
  • Charity fundraising
  • Sixth form committees and Student Council

We have a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a wide range of learners.

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