Sixth Form Curriculum
These are two year courses. Study begins at the start of Year 12 and continues into your second year in the Sixth Form. Each A Level course contains two or three modules. All exams are at the end of Year 13. The final A Level grade can be used to enter Higher Education.
BTEC - Level 3 are the "real world" equivalents of A Levels. These qualifications are the most popular vocational qualification in UK further education, recognised and respected world-wide and valued by universities well as employers. They also enable you to go on to study for an Honours degree. You will take a BTEC Extended Certificate over two years. This is equivalent to one A Level.
We are the only state school in the area to be approved to run the Cambridge Pre-U course. It has proven to be highly successful, with students achieving outstanding results. This course is designed to offer students a linear approach to study, with opportunities for more in-depth analysis. The programme has been identified by the Russell Group of universities as the ideal preparation for study at their institutions.
English Language and Maths Re-takes
We provide exceptional support for those who need to retake English Language and/or Maths.
Enrichment Courses - Year 13
In Year 13, you will have the opportunity to complete the Global Perspectives Short Course. This gives you the opportunity to look at global issues as well as to hone the critical thinking skills valued by universities, particularly for courses such as Law and Medicine. You will also have the opportunity to complete and extended essay in your chosen subject. This course is highly valued by universities, allowing them to identify the students with the greatest potential through the demonstration of these skills.
You can choose this course as part of your curriculum in Year 12 and Year 13. You can complete a project in any area that interests you. Students have completed projects on a wide variety of topics, from 'What position should Sharia Law have in the UK?' to 'Medical Negligence and its Impact on Society'. This is highly regarded by universities as it allows you to demonstrate your passion for a subject you may want to study and will also enable you to develop your ability to research and work independently.
DIRECT INTO WORK
In response to the changing economic climate and students’ desire to go straight into the workplace we have designed a specific Direct into Work Programme to help students prepare themselves for the working environment.
This includes individual mentoring and guidance and a specialist Business Administration course.
This considered approach to students’ futures has meant that we have achieved a much envied 100% success rate, with all our students leaving the Sixth Form with clear destinations.