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Key Stage 5 - Years 12 and 13

Our Key Stage 5 curriculum in designed in conjunction with employers and UEA to ensure that our students are prepared for the world of work and higher education.

Please see the table below to see our entry criteria for Sixth Form.

We offer the following 3 programmes.  Each programme is of two years' duration commencing in September 2019 and running over four taught days per week.

Programme Entry Criteria Number of Places
A Level Plus

Minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade 5 or above inc English and Mathematics (Grade 6 in the subjects you wish to study)


Level 3 Engineering Pathway

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 inc English and Mathematics

Level 3 Computing Pathway

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 inc English and Mathematics



In addition to the core programmes, all students participate in:

  • · Find Your Future: projects working closely with local employers to solve real world problems
  • · Private Study
  • · Two weeks’ Work Experience in July 2020
  • · Day 5 - where students find paid or unpaid work

Private Study

Private Study is essential to consolidate the ideas covered in lessons. It is expected that students will need to spend around 5 hours per week studying privately per subject.

If you would like further information about our curriculum, please click on the link to our prospectus below. For specific queries please contact Mrs Hill-Smith, Assistant Principal. 

PDF icon Sixth Form Prospectus September 20193.94 MB