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Curriculum Intent 2019


KS5 Year 12-13 curriculum

Course Offer

Students can select from a range different Level 3 qualifications. The majority of our courses are A Levels but students can also choose Level 3 BTECs, Cambridge Technicals or WJEC Diplomas. Students choose these courses after one-to-one guidance from staff and the support of the Sixth Form team.

However, these academic qualifications form only a part of the wider Sixth Form study programme. Students are also given weekly CEIAG sessions where they are directed towards particular tasks that will help them plan and prepare for their future career paths. Weekly PSE sessions with form tutors help students prepare for life in modern Britain as well giving them support with study skills. Form tutors also deliver collective worship during form time, which takes place for 15 minutes every day. Year 12 and 13 students have 5 timetabled one-hour sessions in the Sixth Form Study, which is supervised by staff who are on hand to offer support and guidance where needed. The remainder of students’ time can be spent completing enrichment activities either in school or elsewhere.

A Levels offered:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics (in conjunction with the Liverpool Further Maths Support Programme)
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Product Design
  • Psychology
  • Religious Education
  • Sociology

BTEC and other Level 3 qualifications subjects offered:

  • Criminology (WJEC L3 Diploma)
  • Digital Media (Cambridge Technical)
  • Health and Social Care (BTEC National Extended Certificate)
  • Performing Arts (Cambridge Technical)
  • Core Maths (Level 3, offered as an enrichment or support for students wishing to develop their maths skills)

The offer will change each year according to pupil's needs and appropriate course numbers

Weekly tutorial and one-to-one programme

Students have a one-hour group tutorial per week covering PSCHE topics and preparation for the next stages in their learning journey. They have one-to-one time with their form tutor to review their progress and provide additional CEIAG. Form tutors are there to provide praise and additional support as required and form time is an essential component of our Sixth Form life.

Enrichment Activities

Enrichment is a compulsory element of our sixth form programme. Students choose from a wide range of activities. Pupils are encouraged to take part in activities such sport, music and drama, also activities aimed at developing team-working and leadership skills as well as youth social action. Students are expected to complete 50 hours of enrichment each year and this is logged by students.

Work experience is also central to this programme. All students undertake a range of bespoke work experience opportunities to prepare them for their post-18 choices. Students complete one week of work experience in the final week of Year 12 although the process of preparing for this begins in September of Year 12.

Additional specialist support is also provided. The UCAS programme provides the opportunity to visit universities and meet university admissions tutors from a range of institutions. Frequent visits from speakers across a range of professions and backgrounds are also part of this programme. We work extensively with local universities to ensure that students have the best possible access to higher education, and have been a long-running partner in the Liverpool Scholars programme as well as the Realising Opportunties Scheme. We also offer students support via the Shaping Futures scheme, which aims to get as many students as possible from disadvantaged backgrounds in to university. As part of our commitment to high quality CEIAG we also provide a great deal of support to students wishing to pursue alternative pathways and we have links with local employers such as Santander, HMRC, Agent Marketing and Shop Direct.