Post 16 Curriculum

Key Stage 5 – Post 16:

Our Post 16 curriculum options include 34 different subjects including traditional A levels such as Physics, English Literature and Maths alongside ‘newer’ A Levels such as Psychology and Media. In addition to these options we also offer a range of BTEC qualifications in options such as Sport, Law and Health and Social which are worth the equivalent points of typical A Levels and suit learners who have been used to the rigour of continuous assessment.

We are pleased to offer many different subject combinations thanks, in part, to a long standing partnership arrangement that we operate with Brigshaw High School. The partnership enables us to put on courses that would only naturally attract small numbers of students if they were offered by each individual centre. By drawing together these small numbers, we can create larger groups and therefore satisfy more students.

A typical student in Year 12 will take between three and five AS Levels depending on their ability; this is then reduced to three subjects in Year 13 due to the increase in challenge at A2. In order to challenge the most able and provide curriculum enrichment, some students also complete General Studies A level or the Extended Project which serves to widen knowledge beyond their subject specialisms. The diversity of our curriculum provides an excellent preparation for both Higher Education and employment progression.

We understand that to gain the best outcomes, learning must be extended beyond the classroom. We expect students to become increasingly independent with their studying and throughout the Sixth Form experience we help students to develop this skill. Alongside the curriculum, we are committed to widening aspirations and creating mature adults who are aware of their personal responsibilities to the community and as citizens. Through Stop the Clock days, we address Higher Education and employment for example by taking students to a University for the day and organising workshops with regional employers.

Level 3 Post-16:

  • Art & Design: Fine Art
  • Art: Graphic Design
  • Product Design/ 3D Design
  • Biology
  • Business & Economics
  • BTEC Business
  • Chemistry
  • BTEC Dance
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Extended Project
  • French
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • Photography
  • BTEC Health & Social Care double
  • History
  • ICT
  • Law
  • Textiles
  • Performance
  • BTEC Music
  • BTEC Sport
  • Psychology
  • BTEC Law
  • PE
  • Spanish
  • BTEC Media Slides
  • Physics