Curriculum - Sixth Form
We are delighted to say that plans for our first Sixth Form are in full swing, with a bespoke Sixth Form Website and Prospectus coming in the new academic year. We recently held our first 'Sixth Former for a Day' event after which feedback was incredibly positive about the day and the subjects we plan to have on offer.
We intend to provide A level and Level 3 BTEC equivalent courses that would enable the majority of our students who wish to stay on at our school with the options and pathways they need to go on to Higher Education. We would do this as part of the local post 16 partnership and expect that some courses might be provided by other schools and colleges just as we might provide specialist courses to students at other schools.
Our founding cohort have indicated that they would like to study the following courses due to their experiences on SFFAD. We will aim to meet theses needs so long as we can staff the courses. Our A level curriculum offer would likely include: Art; Biology; Business Studies (or Economics); Chemistry; Drama; English Literature; Further Maths; Geography; Government & Politics; Health & Social Care; History; Law; Mathematics; Media Studies; Music; Physics; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish; Technology.
Vocational pathways at level 3 will be decided according to the needs and aspirations of the cohort and to integrate with the developing pattern of local post 16 provision.
For some students - who are not immediately ready for level 3 further education, we will offer guidance on appropriate pathways to enable them to progress to Level 3 courses in our Sixth Form or to other local Further Education partners.This would include the option to retake English and Mathematics.
Entry Requirements: Our minimum entry requirements with be five 9-5 grades at GCSE, with specific requirements for certain A level courses.
Dress Code: Currently this will be smart/casual with ratification from the governors shortly.
Off Site: Students will be allowed off site during non-contact periods once they have proved their commitment to Sixth Form learning in Term 1.