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Curriculum

With our curriculum and teaching, our students are ambitious, confident and creative learners who strive to be the best that they can be.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that students are equipped with the skills and experience necessary to enable them to fulfil their life ambitions, whether it is moving onto higher education, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

In Year 12, we take all students to a University and Apprenticeship fair to prepare them for their next steps after they leave us in Year 13, our Sixth Form team also helps students through the entire process of university applications (UCAS).

We hope that with the support of our curriculum, teaching and staff, students can feel ready and prepared as they move into a world beyond school, where they aspire to be ambitious, confident and successful, making the most of the opportunities presented to them, and even more importantly having the determination to create their own.

During Year 12 to 13, our students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of educational trips. This further enriches their studies to gain understanding through learning outside the classroom. Previous trips include Paris, Germany, Poland, Uganda and much more...


Our Sixth Form students at the Lourve (pictured left) and the Arc de Triomphe (pictured right) in Paris,
where they visited with us in March 2020.

We hope that with the support of our curriculum, teaching and staff, students can feel ready and prepared as they move into a world beyond school, where they aspire to be ambitious, confident and successful, making the most of the opportunities presented to them, and even more importantly having the determination to create their own.


Course Guide 2022/23

Please click on the image below to download our Course Guide, which provides in-depth information on the course content and also sets out the minimum entry requirement for each subject.  

 

 

 

Sixth Form Option Blocks 2022

Students must select three options. Only one option can be selected from each block (A-E).

Pathway 1 students can choose any combination of three A level subjects; however, combination guidance should be referred to below.

Pathway 2 students must choose either the Business Diploma or Health and Social Care Diploma; plus one A level subject from blocks B-D.

*Core Sciences: High value subjects, with high earning potential. Students wanting to pursue the strongest pathways for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science should pick three subjects from this set. Further Mathematics is encouraged particularly as a fourth A Level for our most ambitious students.

**Core Arts: Traditional facilitating Arts subjects, highly regarded by all top universities. Students wanting to pursue the strongest pathways in Arts and Social Sciences are encouraged to select at least one subject from this set. These subjects are best taken in combination with the Social Science options: for example: History, English Literature and Government and Politics; English Literature, Spanish and Psychology. Geography is classed as a Science by some universities so can also complement a Science pathway.

***Social Sciences and Business: All combinations in this set work well together and will complement Core Arts subjects. Psychology is typically classed as a Science by universities so can also complement a Science pathway. Economics and Business Studies work very well with Mathematics for numerically-focused Social Science pathway. Students wanting to study Law at university may wish to take Law A Level, though it should be noted that this is not prerequisite for a university Law application.

****Creative Arts and PE: These subjects can work well with in combination with Core Arts and Social Science subjects. PE can complement a Science pathway, such as Physiotherapy and Paramedic Science; it also works well with Psychology leading to popular degrees such as Sports Psychology. Theatre Studies is commonly taken alongside English Literature. Product Design works well with Mathematics and Business Studies. Most students will take no more than one Creative Arts subject as the coursework components for these subjects is substantial. 

*****Pathway 2 Diplomas: Diplomas are alternative equivalents to two A Levels, and so a Diploma takes up two options blocks. This means a Diploma is taken alongside one A Level subject from blocks B-D.  

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