The intent of the curriculum at Key Stage Five 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 the in-depth subject knowledge, 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 and personalised careers guidance.
Students are expected to meet the minimum entry requirements for each course. These requirements are published in our Post 16 Admissions folder and discussed with students prior to admission to the Sixth Form.
In order to promote a diverse experience for all students, our curriculum design allows for them to undertake additional enrichment, volunteering and qualifications experiences. Extra certificates include London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) or The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Both of these are well respected by universities and employers, developing skills outside of what is taught within lessons. Whilst we also run a variety of enrichment activities on a Wednesday afternoon within Well-Being Wednesdays where students can try new skills, get physical exercise, participate in study skills or experiment with mindfulness techniques.