Curriculum Subjects

CURRICULUM AT KEY STAGE 5 (YEAR 12 AND YEAR 13)

Key Stage 5 Subjects

The current prospectus (for September 2016 entry) offers 40 Level 3 courses

  • 33 are A-Level (24 new linear A level and 7 old modular with AS and A2 units)
  • 4 are vocational BTEC
  • In Year 12, the majority (numbers) of students will do 3 A levels. The entry requirement for this is 8 GCSE or equivalent at grades A*-C including English and Maths (individual subjects may have additional entry requirements beyond this)
  • For students who have achieved between 5 and 7 GCSE or equivalent at grades A*-C including English (Individual subject may have additional entry requirements beyond this)

We recommend these students take a combination of A-level and BTEC Level 3 subjects

  • A very small number of students may wish to study 4 levels, but this is really only an option for students who achieved 7 or more GCSE at grades A*/A
  • Most A-levels are now linear and where this is the case the student will not be entered for an AS examination in that subject at the end of Year 12 unless they intended to drop the subject
  • Any student who has not achieved a grade A*-C in English (Language or Literature)  and Maths is required to re-sit these in Year 12 and Year 13 if necessary
  • Towards the end of Y12 students have the opportunity to undertake the Extended Project. We currently have over 60 students following this course
  • We do not provide Level 2 courses in Year 12 at Key Stage 5
  • Retention from Year 12 to Year 13 is high and was grade 3 (top 25%) by Alps for 2015