CURRICULUM

Key Stage 5

The Academy operates a two-year Key Stage 5 where pupils sit A-Levels or Level 3 Vocational qualifications. Pupils make their preferred option choices towards the end of Year 11, led by a formal interview process. Pupils will embark on one of two pathways: the Academic Route for those who have achieved high grades in equivalent GCSE courses, or the Vocational Route, where they are also offered extra time for English and Mathematics where necessary. The primary focus is to ensure that every pupil is enrolled on the correct courses based on their options and ability, and that all pupils leave with a GCSE in English and Mathematics if this was not obtained at Key Stage 4.

Courses Available at Key Stage 5 (Academic)
Subject Course Title Exam Board Specification
Psychology A-Level Psychology AQA 7182
Sociology A-Level Sociology AQA 7192
English Literature A-Level English Literature EdExcel 9ETO
Religious Studies A-Level Religious Studies Eduqas 601/8700/1
History A-Level History EdExcel 9HI0

Pupils will study three options on the academic pathway in Years 12 and 13.

Courses Available at Key Stage 5 (Vocational)
Subject Course Title Exam Board Specification
Information Technology IT Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (VRQ) OCR 05840
Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical Health and Social Care OCR 05831
Business Studies Cambridge Technical Business Studies OCR 05837

Pupils will select one of the three options on the vocational pathway to study for both Year 12 and Year 13. If pupils have not already passed English or Mathematics at Key Stage 4, they will also attend additional lessons to achieve English or Mathematics.