Our rigorous focus on fulfilling academic potential is a key factor that sets us apart from Sixth Form colleges.
This is supported by:
A high level of contact time – Students receive up to seven lessons every week of teaching time in each subject.
Timetabled revision and study periods – Throughout the week, students have timetabled, supervised sessions for revision and study.
Fortnightly assessments to rain check progress – Every two weeks, students have light touch monitoring to check progress and to identify areas for development. Where necessary, we put support structures in place and maintain close contact with parents.
Half-term reports – Every half-term, we send home reports that give details of students’ progress and achievements.
Students can choose either 3 A levels or 1 T level. The latter is the equivalant to 3 A levels.
At interview stage, we hold an in-depth discussion with every student to ensure that their A or T level choices will put them on the right track for their future university and chosen career. In addition to the three A levels or 1 T level, students follow our bespoke ‘Programme for Life’ course and can take the EPQ.
With the support of our staff, and we make every effort to timetable a student’s chosen A Level subject combination. In contrast, most Colleges and schools require students to choose subjects from fixed option blocks.
Below are some of the subjects we offer. We have the flexibility to offer others on demand. Reflecting our diverse, cosmopolitan community, a number of our students also take A levels in languages in which they are fluent.
- English Literature
- Further Maths
- Government and Politics
- Graphic Design
Studying A Levels is a traditional route into university level study. However, we recognise that students may prefer to take a more vocational pathway which allows for more coursework and time spent in industry. For these students, we will initially be offering T levels in the following areas:
- Digital Production, Design and Development
- Accounting and Finance
3 Key Facts About T Levels:
1) Equivalent to 3 A levels
T levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.
2) A 45-day industry placement
Each T level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days. Students gain valuable experience in the workplace; employers gain early sight of the new talent in their industry.
3) 80% classroom, 20% work
T level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.