The Sixth Form curriculum is designed to develop the academic and personal skills required to successfully bridge the gap between school and Higher Education or Training.
We aim to provide the structure of a school environment, alongside encouraging independence, through an offer that includes a wide range of opportunities, either provided directly or through liaison with outside agencies.
We offer a broad range of academic A-levels and the timetable is blocked annually to ensure we can meet the first choices of as many students in each cohort. Student take three A levels and Further Mathematics can be studied as an additional A level if appropriate. Some students may wish to take four A-levels, which is possible provided they are on track for high GCSE scores (averaging 7.75+).
Our A level staff have high levels of expertise and experience. In many cases they are examiners, moderators, authors, leaders of teacher networks and are involved in training staff in other schools.
All students taking three A-levels also embark on an Extended Project which is a half Alevel graded up to A*. This allows themselves to immerse themselves in a topic of their choice and provides many key skills that prepare them for Higher Education. Furthermore the value placed in this by an increasing number of Universities is recognised in the form of lowered entry offers.
The Sixth Form A-level offer is:
- Art & Design
- Business Studies (**New for 2024**)
- Computer Science
- Drama & Theatre Studies
- English Literature
- Further Mathematics
- Product Design
- Religious Studies (Philosophy & Ethics)