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Curriculum Choices

Every student at St Helens College 14-16 Academy will study up to nine GCSEs including combined English language and English literature, mathematics, combined science, computing/ICT and two vocational/ BTEC qualifications from an industry sector pathway (equivalent to GCSEs).

In addition, you will study RE, PSHE and PE alongside enrichment activities.

There may also be an opportunity to choose either media or business as an additional GCSE depending on your current progress.

Curriculum Choices

Awarding Bodies


  • Media/Film Studies - WJAC
  • Mathematics – Pearson Edexcel
  • English Literature - WJAC
  • English Language - WJAC
  • Science Combined – Pearson Edexcel
  • Business Studies - AQA


  • Construction - City and Guilds
  • Engineering – City and Guilds
  • Hair and Beauty – City and Guilds
  • Health and Social Care - Btec
  • Childcare - Cache
  • Catering and Hospitality – City and Guilds

Why study at St Helens College 14-16 Academy?

Maximise Your Potential

Students achieve expected or better progress in their studies after joining us. 

Unique Curriculum

Prepare for the world of work by studying an industry sector pathway alongside your GCSEs.

Workplace Environments

Develop your skills and knowledge in real, workplace environments.

Personalised Learning

Smaller class sizes provide a more personalised learning experience.

Employability Skills

Develop employability skills including team working and entrepreneurship.

Inspiring Guest Speakers

Learn directly from industry professionals and inspirational, expert representatives.