Key Stage 5
We offer a variety of pathways to students dependent on their learning style, interests and level of study. Our pathways specifically offer recommended subjects that will lead to popular careers and employment routes. We have designed our study programmes by using various sources which include our current sixth form student council, The Russell Group University Post 16 Subject Guide, and the Government 96 Qualifications publication. Additional to the pathways, all students enroll onto either the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), re-sit Maths or English, enrichment or a study skills programme in Year 12.
Our pathways are designed to allow access to popular careers. Students can choose subjects outside of a pathway but the pathway does allow easier transition to access the chosen career path. At the end of Year 12, students have the opportunity to complete one week work experience program.
As with most post 16 providers, our courses do have entry requirements to help students select the right course. All entry requirements are reviewed and updated annually and published to students and parents in our course directory. Our final curriculum offer will depend upon the number of students wishing to study a subject, as options with extremely small numbers may unfortunately have to be withdrawn.
The Academic Pathway
The academic pathway below are usually taken by students who have achieved mainly 9 – 6 grades in all subjects. Students on these pathways go on to apply for university after Sixth Form.
The Combined Programme of Study
This pathway allows students the freedom to combine AS Levels and vocational courses, giving the flexibility to access a pathway with a combination of exam and coursework assessment, whilst having the option for many different routes post 18, including university, apprenticeships and employment. Students who access the combined pathway will largely have achieved grade 5 or Merit grades in the subjects studied in Year 11.
The Level 3 Vocational Programme of Study:
This programme allows students to specialise in one or more subject areas. This pathway leaves the option of university open – but only in courses that follow a similar subject area. Students could also access apprenticeships and direct employment after sixth form. Students who access these courses should have 5 grade 4-9s with some courses requiring English and/or maths at a grade 6 given the amount of written work or numeracy required. If they have completed the course at level 2, the minimum of a Merit is required.