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Courses


The partnership between Pontypridd High School and Hawthorn High School strives to ensure that you have access to subjects that interest you and allow the required combinations to successfully gain places at University, on apprenticeships, at college and work. Each type of course offers something different to each individual student. It is important that these differences are taken into consideration when making option choices.


AS/A level: These would generally require you to have gained at least a C grade at GCSE in this subject. However, new subjects not previously taken at GCSE can be chosen depending on your overall results.

BTEC: Studied over 2 years consisting totally of coursework assignments. Single Award is equivalent to 1 A level and Double Award to 2 A levels.


Art & Design AS/A level


Biology AS/A level


Business AS/A level


Drama & Theatre Studies AS/A level (Hawthorn)


English Literature AS/A level


French AS/A level (Hawthorn)


Geography AS/A level


History AS/A level


Hospitality: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality


ICT AS/A level


Mathematics AS/A level


Media Studies AS/A level


Music AS/A level


Physical Education AS/A level


Physics AS/A level


Product Design AS/A level


Religious Studies AS/A level


Science: BTEC Level 3 Applied Forensic Science


Welsh AS/A level


Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level