Sixth Form Curriculum

The intent of the curriculum at Key Stage 5 is to recognise the prior learning and attainment of sixth form students and enable them to build on this, whilst consistently meeting the high expectations instilled on them as role models within the Academy.

Sixth form programmes of study are designed so that students are able to develop in-depth subject knowledge, as well as the conceptual understanding and key transferable skills that will allow them to make the eventual progression to higher education or quality employment. The curriculum does this through flexible learning pathways designed to reflect students’ abilities, interests and career aspirations, together with enrichment provision, PSHE sessions and personalised careers guidance.

We are unrelenting in our drive to raise standards of reading, literacy, oracy and numeracy and all staff build these disciplines into their curriculum planning so as to offer a whole-school approach to developing excellent readers, writers, speakers and numerate young people.

Subject leaders and teachers are experts within their own subject areas and students and parents can be confident that subject knowledge of staff and educational pedagogy is of the highest quality. Teachers work collaboratively with each other to make links across the curriculum so that students are able to see and independently make connections between subjects and are able to acquire transferable skills to support them towards academic excellence and also prepare them for being well rounded, confident British citizens.

We intend to offer an exciting curriculum which fosters a love of learning: wanting to know more, remember more and achieve more. We intend to remove barriers to learning and celebrate success together as a community. We intend to support all students to be the best that they can be.

Curriculum maps for each of the A level and BTEC courses we offer in sixth form can be found below.

KS5 Curriculum Assessment Plans for 2022/23- COMING SOON