Sixth form

The Vision Studio School sixth form provides young people an alternative option to traditional sixth forms. Sixth form students are given more independence and will undertake regular work placements for up to two days per week, meaning they’ll be learning on-the-job outside of the school environment. Instead of completing A Levels, students will work towards vocational qualifications which complement their specialism.

If students have not yet achieved Level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics, they will be required to follow these courses with a view to achieving GCSE grade C or above (at least four points).

Curriculum overview

Engineering Health and social care

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering Level 2

BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2


BTEC Extended Diploma Health and Social Care Level 3


BTEC Extended Diploma in Health Sciences Level 3

Each student will undertake a work placement for up to two days per week, with the opportunity to complete a block placement over the summer term.

*There are specific entry requirements to study at Level 3 in Year 12. Generally, students will be expected to have achieved at least five GCSEs at A*-C (four points and above) or have successfully completed an Extended Certificate in their chosen discipline alongside GCSEs.

Level 2 – Pre-apprenticeship programme (One-year study programme)

All Level 2 Pre-apprenticeship students will follow a technical certificate qualification in their chosen specialism, and the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Enterprise an Entrepreneurship.

Students without a C grade (at least four points) in maths and/or English will continue to study these subjects as Functional Skills literacy and/or numeracy, or GCSE equivalent, depending on previous grades.

Each student will undertake a work placement for up to two days per week, with the opportunity to complete at least four weeks of block placement per year.

Alongside qualifications and work experience, there will be a range of enrichment activities including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, social action projects, trips and visits, as well as enterprise activity.