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.