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Thursday 14th November
Presentations from Head of Sixth Form at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Merlin Theatre.
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Frome College - Sixth Form Course Guide 2017 - 2019

Facilitating subjects

Facilitating subjects are the subjects most commonly required or preferred by universities to get on to a range of degree courses. They can help students keep their options open when choosing a degree and many of the top universities will ask you to have at least one A level in a facilitating subject when you apply.

What are the Facilitating Subjects?

The Russell Group, which represents 24 leading UK universities, defines facilitating subjects as:

English literature 
Modern languages
Classical languages
Maths and further maths

Why these subjects?

These are all subjects that universities require students to have to get on to many degree courses. For example, lots of science degrees require students to have two or sometimes three A levels in maths, physics, chemistry or biology.

Lots of specialist courses at A level and beyond also take a large part of their content or structure from facilitating subjects, for example, engineering includes elements of maths and physics; communication and culture includes skills from English and media studies – so choosing a facilitating subject will prepare you for a range of courses.

Curriculum Pathways

Information to follow.



Application forms to join the Sixth Form

Download a pdf to print, complete
by hand and return to us by post.

Download a Word document, complete electronically and return to us by email.

Frome College - Sixth Form Application Form 2018-2020
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Sixth Form application timeline for a 2020 start
Frome College - Sixth Form Application Form 2018-2020

If you'd prefer to have a printed copy of our Sixth Form Course Guide, please get in touch - we'll be happy to post one to you.

All applicants will be invited to a meeting to discuss their personal option choices. We welcome external applicants as much as our current Year 11 students who are considering returning to continue their studies at Frome College. A tour can also be arranged for students and their parents/carers who are new to the school - please call 01373 465353 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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