Sixth Form Curriculum Statement 2020
Sexey’s Sixth Form offers post-16 provision for students progressing from Sexey’s own Year 11, those choosing to join us from local 11-16 providers and those who wish to board from further afield.
Sexey’s offers a mainly academic curriculum with 17 A level subjects including Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Literature, French, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and BTEC Diplomas in Performing Arts and Sport & Exercise Science.
Students entering Year 12 opt to choose three subjects from an option block with four columns, one subject to be chosen from three of the four columns. Please note these option blocks may change over the coming months subject to student demand.
Option blocks: Year 12 for 2021
|Option A||Option B||Option C||Option D||Option E|
|Geography||Biology||Business||English Literature||Art & Design|
|Sport & Exercise Science (Double)||Psychology||Religious Studies||Sport & Exercise Science (Double)|
In Year 13 most students progress with their three courses at A Level and many students also complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). However in some cases the programme of study may be personalised to meet the specific needs of the student.
The school operates from Monday to Friday on a 50 period fortnightly timetable, each period being an hour long. Each AS/ A level subject is timetabled for 9 hours per fortnight. In addition the timetable offers provision for students to choose a sporting activity for up to 2 hours a week, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. The activities on offer include rugby, hockey, football and netball, badminton, pilates, circuits, swimming, tennis, cricket, rounders, (activities vary by season). Students will also attend a fortnightly tutor session and morning registration. The school also has a termly Religion and Philosophy event.
Our mission statement stresses that we are “preparing Sexey’s students for a life in the ever-changing world of work: ensuring that they leave us with the qualifications, skills and experiences to make certain that they are ready for the next stage in their journey of lifelong learning”.
In the Sixth Form, students make excellent progress. In exams, they achieve well above the national level published by the Joint Council for Qualifications, as follows (for 2019): A*-C 83% (Sexey’s) versus 75.8% (national), A*-B 62% (Sexey’s) versus 51.6% (national), A*-A 25% – in line with the national level (also 25%).Most students progress onto their preferred university or apprenticeship. For more information, please see here.
There is a continued focus on assessment and feedback at Sexey’s and there are protocols for assessment, marking of literacy and extended writing. At all times the focus is on supporting students to make the next steps to improve their learning. Student progress reviews occur five times a year and the data is analysed through Sisra and Alps.
Students with extra educational need
A policy for those with additional educational needs is available here. As part of the School’s Teaching & Learning Policy teachers are encouraged to use a wide range of teaching strategies to suit the learning styles of individual students.
For the subject content of the sixth form curriculum from September 2020, please click here.
Sexey’s Seven Core Values
At the centre of the school’s ethos you will find our Christian values. We have seven core values: these are the building blocks of our individual character and through these we grow and develop as individuals and as a community. As such we take care to link our teaching and curriculum to our core values. This can be seen in our subject curriculum maps, available here for Sexey’s Sixth.
Updated September 2020