Students in Year 12 are full time and all begin a programme of study that includes three subjects. The subjects are selected from our option blocks. Students have the opportunity to study A Levels, Vocational courses or a combination of both. A broad range of support and study skills are delivered to support students. Students are also encouraged to study the EPQ and complete MOOC’s. All Year 12 students sit summer entrance exams. The successful completion of these enables students to transition into Year 13 and be guided appropriately to their next steps including university.

A wide variety of courses are offered: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Design and Technology, Extended Project Qualification, French, Geography, Geology, Photography, Health & Social Care, History, Computer Science, BTEC ICT, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, BTEC Media, Music, Music Technology, Photography, PE, Physics, BTEC Production, BTEC Performing Arts, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, CTEC Sport, Textiles and  Drama & Theatre Studies.

Each subject is taught for 6 periods per week and all students are expected to undertake private study in each of their subjects on a weekly basis. A diverse programme of enrichment is delivered throughout the year. Our pastoral structure ensures that most of this curriculum is delivered in tutor time each morning.

To support students in trying to ensure success all programmes of study require the following standard entry requirements.

6 GCSE Grade 4-9 including English and Mathematics.

Many subjects have individual academic requirements. For more details please follow the link to our courses and entry requirements. For example to study French or Mathematics a student would require at least a 6 in that subject at GCSE.

For further clarification on the expected academic standard required. Please see subject inserts available on our Courses Page.