The Peterborough School Curriculum Booklet 2016 - page 8

Graphic
Products
A-level
(reformed
TPS Threshold
B in Graphic
Products
Experience of an art & design
based GCSE subject and
evidence of an art & design
portfolio are highly desirable.
Ability to work independently
History
A-level
(reformed)
TPS Threshold
B in History
A in History
A in English
Literature
Lively and enquiring mind
helpful and a willingness to read
around the subject out of class
time.
Mathematics
A-level
(unreformed)
TPS Threshold
B in Mathematics
A in Mathematics
Pupils with less than an A grade
in GCSE Mathematics (or
equivalent) will find this course
very demanding. A good level of
algebra is required.
Further
Mathematics
A-level
(unreformed)
TPS Threshold
A in Mathematics
A* in
Mathematics
A passionate interest in
mathematics is essential. Pupils
with less than an A* in GCSE
Mathematics (or equivalent) will
find the AS course very
demanding.
Music
A-level
(reformed)
TPS Threshold
B in Music
A in Music
A minimum of Grade 5 on an
instrument / voice should also
be considered essential.
Physical
Education
A-level
(reformed)
TPS Threshold
B in PE
A in Physical
Education, with at
least a B in the
theory paper
Genuine appetite for the
theoretical aspects of sports
performance.
Coaching/officiating will be part
of the practical assessment.
Physics
A-level
(reformed)
TPS Threshold
A in Core and
Additional
Science or A in
Physics
A in Core and
Additional
Science or A in
Physics and A in
Maths
GCSE Science alone is not a
suitable basis.
Pupils with lower grades must
discuss their options with the
HOD before signing up.
Psychology
A-level
(reformed)
TPS Threshold
B Additional
Science or B in
best two sciences
B in Mathematics
GCSE Science alone is not a
suitable basis. Pupils with lower
grades must discuss their
options with the HOD before
signing up.
Religious
Studies
A-level
(reformed)
TPS Threshold
B in Religious
Studies
A in Religious
Studies
A in English
Literature
B grade in English Literature
should also be considered
essential because there is a
significant essay writing
component that requires
confidence with extended
writing. Ideal for lively, enquiring
minds. Interested pupils are
encouraged to speak with the
HoD before signing up.
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