Personal Enhanced Offer & Study Programmes

Personal Enhanced Offer

From September 2018, most students will be studying the equivalent of 3 A level or BTEC options.  On top of this students will be dedicating curriculum time to studying one of the options outlined below.

With the revised linear A level approach, many schools are offering students a package of 3 A levels plus the Extended Project Qualification and this is certainly a popular package with universities.  However, there are other options available.  Please look at the information and consider which option you would like to take as part of your Personal Enhanced Offer.

Study Programmes

From September 2017 onwards, students will be studying 3 A levels or BTEC courses.  Some students will take purely A levels or BTECs and some will take a combination.  For example, some students might take the BTEC Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A levels) and A level Psychology; this would make a total of 3 academic courses as their core learning package.

On top of this students will make a choice from our Personal Enhanced Offer.  This choice will be made when completing the application form.  Our offer will include the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Duke of Edinburgh, Sports Leaders, Core Maths, Further Maths and work experience.

For students who achieve 8 or more A, A* or grade 7 at GCSE, studying a fourth A level will be considered.

Any student entering the Sixth Form without a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths will have to re-sit this course.

On top of your subjects you will have one hour a fortnight which will be an allocated PEC lesson.  PEC stands for Personal Extended Curriculum and covers careers, health issues etc, lower down the school students called this PSHE.

In Year 12, all students partake in our Employable Skills Programme (ESP).  This entails students allocating a minimum of one hour per fortnight to give something back to our community.  Many students use this time to do lesson support with younger years, some go into primary schools or medical settings.  The purpose of this is to build work skills through voluntary work. Students select what activity they wish to partake in. This is then developed further during a week’s work experience in July where students go out of school on a work placement organised by themselves in order to match their future aspirations and interests.

We also have a daily 20 minute Tutor period.  One of these periods involves our Sixth Form students working with our Year 7 students on the school’s Accelerated Reader programme.