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KS5 Curriculum

Miss Fiona Harrington

Head of Sixth Form

Tel: EXT: 3003


We offer a broad selection of subjects to cater for a range of academic abilities, interests and career aspirations.  For more information, please see our 2023-24 Prospectus.

For more information about our Sixth Form and the application process click here: Sixth Form.

16-19 Study Programmes

We aim to ensure that all of our students leave at the end of Year 13 with the qualifications, skills and characteristics ready for University and their careers.  To do this, we provide the following:

  • Substantial academic qualifications
  • Opportunities to complete further qualifications (ie Extended Project Qualification and Junior Sport Leaders Award)
  • Enrichment and further non qualification opportunities
  • Work experience
  • A rigorous, broad and fulfilling pastoral programme
  • Academic support
  • Careers guidance and support


These are full A-Levels unless otherwise stated.  Entry requirements can be found at the end of our prospectus, please see the link above.

  • Art;
  • Biology;
  • Business Studies;
  • Chemistry;
  • Drama;
  • English Language;
  • English Literature;
  • French;
  • Further Mathematics;
  • Geography;
  • German;
  • Government and Politics;
  • BTEC Health and Social Care (single, double and triple option);
  • History;
  • Law;
  • Mathematics;
  • Media Studies;
  • Philosophy and Ethics;
  • Physical Education;
  • Physics;
  • Product Design;
  • Psychology;
  • Spanish.

Pastoral Programme

We have designed a comprehensive, 2 hours per week, pastoral programme, ensuring students are fully prepared for life after Sixth Form.  The programme will focus on:

  • Careers
  • Study techniques
  • University and apprenticeship applications
  • Transferable skills
  • Guest speakers
  • Living away from home
  • Real life issues / topical matters
  • Preparing for the world of work

Academic Support

In addition to the pastoral programme, a personal tutor will act as an academic mentor to offer advice and guidance to their tutees, to ensure that you are thriving on your courses. The tutors will work with students in areas such as:

  • Study skills
  • Meeting coursework deadlines
  • Future choices
  • Termly academic progress reports
  • One-to-one meetings to set and review targets
  • Oxbridge applications
  • Applying for courses in medicine
  • University admission tests
  • Interview practice (often with alumni)


All students are encouraged to complete at least one hour per week of an enrichment activity.

Options include:

  • Volunteering in the community
  • Sixth Form student council
  • Student ambassadors
  • Peer mentoring
  • Reading buddy scheme
  • EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
  • JSLA (Junior Sports Leaders Award
  • The Meserani Project (fundraising and then working in a school in Tanzania for 3 weeks)

University and Careers Support

In the Sixth Form we have a strong emphasis on helping our students make the right decisions for their next steps post-18. This includes:

  • Guidance and support on personal statement writing
  • Guided job application support.
  • Work experience
  • Mock interviews with local employers
  • Guest speakers from a range of sectors.
  • Unifrog – access to the latest careers information.

Miss Fiona Harrington

Head of Sixth Form

Tel: EXT: 3003



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