P16Logo2Post 16 study at the RSA Academy is rather special, we offer outstanding care and support to our students as well as the world renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP), a vocational pathway and our exclusive Football Academy.  Students following this course will leave with a suite of qualifications including a BTEC Sport Diploma, professional FA coaching awards and the Fitness Award.  All vocational and IBCP courses (including the Football Academy) include extensive periods of work experience and industrial placements.

Entry Requirements:

Type of Course

Entry Requirements

International Baccalaureate Diploma

At least 5 GCSEs at ‘C’ grade or above, including English Language and Mathematics.  B Grades are desirable in subjects which students wish to study.

Other course specific requirements required: IB Higher Level Mathematics will require applicants to have obtained a grade ‘A’ at GCSE; IB Music requires proficiency in an instrument.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate

At least 5 GCSEs or equivalent at ‘C’ grade or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

When selecting the Vocational component an interest and experience in this or a related subject is preferable.

Vocational Subjects/Combination of Subjects

At least 5 GCSEs or equivalent at ‘C’ grade or above; ‘C’ grades n English Language and Mathematics are required to progress.

An interest in working in a career related to the subject area is desirable.

Football Academy:

Extended Diploma in BTEC Sport with Coaching Award

At least 5 GCSEs or equivalent at ‘C’ grade or above; ‘C’ grades in English Language and Mathematics are desirable.

An interview and practical assessment will form part of the selection process

Famous Names, Unique Opportunities:

Many of our Post-16 students enjoy the challenge and support of industrial mentors, including well known designers and architects. Our sponsors, the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), have a global network of members who like to work with our students and offer them unique opportunities to attend workshops, visit their studios, experience one to one coaching and performing in renowned theatres.

To access more information on our exclusive programmes, take a look at our prospectus.