Key stage 5 Subject Curriculum For more information regarding our subject curriculumFor more information regarding our Sixth Form Courses Intent offering a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriate choice of subjects for each individual’s needs, including SEND and disadvantaged pupils providing appropriate pathways to engage all learners at KS5 which enable progression into HE, employment or training . promoting a love of learning across the curriculum in a wide range of discrete subject areas securing high achievement in literacy and numeracy provide stretch and challenge for all equipping pupils for their role as citizens encouraging pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds developing problem solving and thinking skills providing opportunities for students to question, analyse, evaluate and synthesise developing an awareness of spiritual, social, moral and multi-cultural understanding encourage habits of independent learning to become resilient learners supporting learning needs of SEND students encouraging out of class learning to enrich all students’ education and develop leadership skills providing opportunities to prepare students for beyond sixth form providing high quality careers education so students are prepared for their next stage of learning, training or employment encouraging students to engage with an enhanced curriculum to stretch and challenge our more and most able learners Implementation Students are encouraged to progress onto a study programme that suits their personal needs and aspirations. Students are given a free choice of 3 or 4 A Levels/BTECs depending on their entry profile. Students with 5+ GCSE grade 7-9 can study 4 subjects Some A-level subjects have entry requirements such as maths and sciences requiring a grade 6 minimum at GCSE This is guided through the application and interview process. Year 12- 9 teaching periods per subject plus 1 independent study Year 13- 10 teaching periods Tutorial 2 periods a cycle in year 12 and 13 Students can apply to study the EPQ in additional to their level 3 qualifications Students engage in an enrichment programme to support their curricular learning. This includes additional qualifications in first aid and sign language All sixth form students undertake a period of work experience Sixth form enrichment programme contributes to the Egglescliffe Enrichment Diploma which is accredited by Teesside University.