What’s been happening in our Sixth Form lessons this half-term!

Read this newsletter to find out more about what our Post 16 students have been learning across the Sixth Form curriculum.


Key Stage 5

Our Sixth Form curriculum options include a wide range of 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 vocational qualifications in options such as Sport, Law and Health and Social Care 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. Allowing us to offer a wide and varied curriculum.

Students will choose three subjects which they will study over the course of two years.

In order to provide an extra level of challenge and enhance curriculum enrichment, some students will be offered the opportunity to study the Extended Project, this has the value of an AS-Level in UCAS points and allows students to develop key research and presentation skills which will be invaluable in their future. All students in Years 12 and 13 are involved in Continual Professional Development (CPD) throughout their two years in Sixth Form, this offers students access to external providers, along with a wide range of the staff body who deliver sessions concepts from revision technique to employability to health and wellbeing.  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. We work closely with employers and universities to organise workshops, attend open days and provide students with the opportunity to network and listen to people of industry.

Level 3 Sixth Form

  • Art & Design: Fine Art

  • Art: Graphic Design

  • Product Design

  • Biology

  • Business & Economics

  • BTEC Business

  • Chemistry

  • Drama and Theatre Studies

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Extended Project

  • French

  • Geography

  • German

  • Government and Politics

  • Photography

  • BTEC Health & Social Care Single and Double

  • History

  • Cambridge Technical ICT

  • Law (A level and BTEC)

  • Maths

  • (Core) Maths

  • (Further) Maths

  • A level Music

  • RSL Music

  • Media

  • Textiles

  • Cambridge Technical Sport Single and Double

  • Psychology

  • PE

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Physics

If you need further information regarding the Sixth Form Curriculum, please contact Miss Cowlard, Key Stage 5 Phase Leader:


Telephone:  0113 390 0770  ext. 7272
Every student, regardless of ability, will be challenged and supported to reach their potential through high quality teaching, bespoke learning and tailored advice and guidance.