Most pupils start Year 12 with 3-4 A Level subjects or BTECs. Many will also take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). A broad selection of A-Level and BTEC Level 3 subjects allow every pupil to develop their strengths, fulfil their potential and prepare for a chosen career path beyond school. Traditional academic A Levels are offered along with BTECs in Performing Arts, Production Arts, Music, Outdoor Education, PE, Business Studies and three levels of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) qualifications.
As pupils mature from dependent to independent learners, the teaching staff continue to work closely with all sixth formers, ensuring the necessary stretch, challenge, and support is given at every turn. The Tutor System and Mentoring Programme are vital to this process. All Sixth Form teachers take the post-graduate BDA Level 5 Certificate (or equivalent) in Dyslexia, Literacy, Support, and Intervention.
Sixth Form pupils have two games/PE sessions a week and are very much encouraged to build into their timetable more sport, Outdoor Education, Performing Arts, and other interests they may wish to develop.