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About Sixth Form

Curriculum

We aim to give every student a broad academic, creative and cultural education while also preparing them for life after school in higher education and work.

The Timetable

The academic timetable runs over two weeks, Week A & B.  Sports matches take place on Wednesday afternoon while extracurricular activities take place after school. Students are encouraged to participate in work experience and community service.

Years 12 to 13 

There are a number of different ways in which you can choose to study in the Sixth Form. 

A Level Pathway

Some students pick a purely academic pathway and choose to study only A levels. Most students in year 12 will study four A levels, and then focus on three in year 13. A levels are  assessed through exams at the end of year 12 and at the end of year 13.

BTEC Level 3 Pathway

Other students are keen to take a more vocational route and therefore study Level 3 BTEC courses. These are equivalent to A levels but tend to be assessed through coursework. These courses all run for two years. Some students enjoy studying a mix of both BTEC level 3 courses and A levels. 

BTEC Level 2 Pathway

Finally, we have a Level 2 BTEC Pathway.  Level 2 courses are equivalent to GCSEs.  They are suitable for students who have not achieved the criteria to study Level 3 BTEC or A level courses and last one year.

At the end of the first year, students then ‘step up’ to study level 3 BTEC courses in year 13.

GCSE English and Maths Resits

It is a national requirement that all students must re-sit their English and/or

Maths GCSE if they do not achieve at least a grade 4 in Year 11.

The Sixth Form options groups are reviewed annually. Students choose four subjects in year 12 being AS Level, BTEC or a combination of the both and continue with three in Year 13.