Introduction to Sixth Form
Our new building, equipment and facilities support a high-quality curriculum which will enable students to meet the needs of the highest demand qualifications at Key Stages 5.
At Key Stage 5, we have worked closely with our partners in industry, and at Plymouth University’s new Faculty of Health, Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences to deliver the best qualifications for students wishing to follow careers in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Healthcare, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Allied Health and many more.
Students wishing to gain places on the most competitive of university courses will gain the most rigorous of academic qualifications in Biology, Chemistry or health-related subjects and have regular work placements to boost their CVs and experience.
Students wishing to become medics/ dentists have an extensive mock interview programme, undergraduate medic mentors and guidance as to the application and UCAT entry exam process.
All students are enrolled on a study programme, which typically combines A level, Level 3 or Level 2 qualifications and other activities, and tailored to each student’s prior attainment and career goals.
All study programmes have a core aim. This will be tailored to the needs of the individual and typically include a substantial qualification, A level, BTEC or GCSE and preparation for employment.
All study programmes should include work experience and non-qualification activities, which complement the other elements of the programme and support the student to progress to further or higher education (HE) apprenticeship or employment.
A student enrolled on a study programme without prior attainment of GCSE Grade 4 in English and or Maths, but had prior attainment of a Grade 3, they had to study GCSE. Students with a GCSE Grade 2 or below can study towards Level 2 Functional Skills and they can still study towards a GCSE Grade 9 to 4.