Welcome to the Route 3 Progression Hub. 

Following Route 3 it is important to ensure the correct progression pathway.

Please find below information and resources to help you prepare in the best way possible for your next steps at Blackpool Sixth. To begin, just click on the relevant department area below to find what each department has available…

Performing Arts, Music & Media

Take a look at the valuable and engaging resources available for your subject(s)

Science

Take a look at the valuable and engaging resources available for your subject(s)

Social Sciences

Take a look at the valuable and engaging resources available for your subject(s)

Sport, Tourism & Public Services

Take a look at what valuable and engaging resources there are for you subject(s)

Visual Arts

Take a look at the valuable and engaging resources available for your subject(s)

Business & IT

Take a look at the valuable and engaging resources available for your subject(s)

Progression Pathway

After you have viewed each department video you will be contacted with a Route 3 progression pathway questionnaire which will allow you to register your interest for what subjects you wish to study next year. 

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In January the admissions team  will make contact with you to discuss your questionnaire. This will ideally be done by your indicated preferred method of choice at a convenient time. This will be a friendly discussion and there is nothing to worry about. 

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Later in the year you will then meet with the Route 3 Lead to finalise your progression plans and course choices.  

Route3 Expectations

In order to progress following your Route 3 year you must: 

  • achieve at least your minimum expected grade of a merit in your BTEC subject(s)
  • make progress in your GCSE English and GCSE Maths, achieving at least 1 grade higher than your current grade, for example, if your entry grade is a 3 you must achieve a 4. 
  • obtain at least a C grade in the LIBF Certificate in Financial Education course (if applicable) 

There are also certain attendance requirements and  high attendance on Route 3 is essential if you wish to progress to Level 3 study at Blackpool Sixth. 

To take a look at our entry requirements for different study programmes at Blackpool Sixth visit our Study Programmes page by clicking here

Holiday dates/what to do if you are booking a holiday

Please note that Blackpool Sixth does not authorise students to take holidays in term-time. Please can parents and students use the term date information provided to plan holidays. Blackpool Sixth, therefore, does not permit holidays during term time and will refuse to readmit a student who takes an unauthorised holiday.  If you have already booked a holiday for the academic year 2021/22, please contact Tom Holland, Head of Student Services, remember to give your applicant number if you know this.

2021-21 Academic Year

Autumn Term 2021

  • Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th September – Lower Sixth and Route 3 induction
  • Friday 10th September – Timetable begins for all students (Upper Sixth return)
  • Monday 25th October – Tuesday 2nd November College closes to the public/students for October half term
  • Wednesday 3rd November – College timetable recommences
  • Friday 17th December – Staff only day
  • Monday 20th December – Monday 3rd January – Christmas and New Year holiday, college is closed.

Spring Term 2022

  • Tuesday 4th January – College reopens and timetable recommences
  • Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February – Half-term holiday, college closed
  • Monday 21st February – College timetable recommences
  • Monday 4th April – Monday 18th April – Easter holidays

Summer Term 2022

  • Tuesday 19th April – College timetable recommences
  • Monday 2nd May – Bank holiday
  • Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June – Half-term holiday
  • Monday 6th June – College timetable recommences
  • Friday 1st July – Students finish for the summer holidays at the end of the day

Additional Learning Support

We promote equality of opportunity for the development of an individual’s potential, regardless of their differences and disability.

We are committed to contributing to Blackpool and Lancashire’s SEND local offer.

Please contact Additional Learning Support (ALS) should you have any Special Educational Needs or Disabilities that affect your learning whilst at college, these may include:

  • Autism/Asperger’s syndrome
  • Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia
  • Hearing impairment
  • Mobility needs
  • Mental health
  • Medical conditions
  • Visual impairment

The ALS Administrator can be contacted on 01253 394911 or at learning.alert@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk. Our experienced team is here to support you.

Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) coordinator is our Head of Student Support, Stuart Ormson – stuart.ormson@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk

Our Videos

Here are some informative videos about different aspects of life at Blackpool Sixth...

Careers Advice

Take a look at the valuable and engaging resources available to help you decide what career is right for you...

Social Media

Keep up to date with the college and our fantastic subject areas via our social media platforms...

Our social channels are a great way of keeping up to date with all of our latest news. We will be sharing subject related content, examples of student work, tips to keep you happy and healthy whilst working from home and general positive news stories from the college. We have already shared some great live music and artwork students have been doing whilst online learning and we cannot wait to share more. So please follow us @blackpoolsixth

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a questions to ask? Why not visit our new, dedicated Frequently Asked Questions page. With 11 question categories ranging from enrolment to careers, transport to timetables, the page is an easy-to-read, valuable resource.

Who to contact

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Admissions, Marketing and Liaison

Our friendly Admissions and Schools’ Liaison team are available throughout the year to offer advice and guidance on your application and course choice. 

email: admissions@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support  (ALS)

We promote equality of opportunity for the development of an individual’s potential, regardless of their differences and disability.

email: learning.alert@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk

Transport and financial support

Blackpool Sixth offers an extensive range of support to students to help with transport costs and general financial help.

For more information regarding the financial support we offer, please visit our page here.

For more information regarding the transport support we offer, please visit our page here.