Riverside School works closely with four other local sixth forms, which allows students a wider range of choice when looking at what subjects they want to study.
Subjects may be based in any of the other four schools in our partnership, which are:
- Sydney Russell School
- Eastbury School
- Jo Richardson School
- Dagenham Park School
Most students will be doing 3 linear A-Level courses that will be picked from each of the 4 blocks displayed below.
The precise make up of each student’s courses and timetable will be finally decided in light of GCSE results and in discussion with the Director of Sixth Form.
To start A-Level courses, students will need the appropriate Attainment 8 score from their GCSEs including grade 5 for both GCSE English and Maths (students with grade 4 will also be considered but their course choice will be more limited). If the A-Level is a subject taken at GCSE the student should have a 6 or more in that subject.
For Maths A-Level, students will need a 6 in the higher tier GCSE and also pass the entry exam.
Science students will also need Maths GCSE 5 plus a grade 7-7 combined science or grade 7 in the science they wish to study.
Physics cannot be taken unless the student is also studying Maths.
Further Maths is by invitation only, based on student’s performance in A-Level Maths Exam.
Students who have completed their GCSEs at Riverside School but may not be suited to linear A-Level courses can apply to a variety of courses at the partnership schools.
Level 1 courses are available at Dagenham Park School and vocational courses which include BTECs are an option at Jo Richardson School, Eastbury School and Dagenham Park School.
The curriculum subjects currently being offered for teaching at Riverside School are the following:
Spanish AS/A Level
Further Math AS/A
BTEC Level 3
Extended Diploma in Sport