Key Stage 5

Years 12-13 / age 17-19

The timetable has been planned with the intention that students will be given the opportunity to take 5 A/AS level subjects, and carry out an extended AS Level project in a topic of their choice and related to their desired university degree course.

Students will also receive two/three sessions per week in “university skills” which will introduce them to life at, and the particular demands and expectations of, universities.

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‘The Core’ will be taught for two lessons per week for those students taking relevant subjects at A/AS level. Some students with particular specialisations at A/AS level will be able to swap ‘The Core’ for an additional lesson in their special subjects (for instance, if a student takes two MFLs at A/AS level).

The ‘Study Afternoons’ will provide more time for revision and study, including time for the extended project as well as special tutorial sessions to prepare each student for A/AS level exams in line with their PLP.