KEY STAGE 5

(YEARS 12 AND 13)

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 principles continue into the Sixth Form enabling high aspiration and clear lines of progression. The curriculum is built around facilitating subjects as the majority of Sixth Form students apply to University courses (students can study three, with some scope for four A levels). This offer sits alongside curriculum enhancement opportunities such as Extended Project Qualifications, Sports Leadership or Arts Mark Gold. We aim to give students a sense of control over their Sixth Form programme enabling a broad education offering a wide choice and essential skills for a rapidly-changing world. During our student’s time in the Sixth Form, they will gain employability skills through taught lessons, a wide range of volunteering opportunities and a work experience programme.

Beyond the classroom, we aim to open the door to a wide range of experiences. All subjects provide additional learning contexts including annual school productions, art projects, various music concerts and high-performing sports teams in the majority of disciplines.

Should you have any questions regarding Key Stage 5, please contact Mr Gadd at [email protected]

Art, Biology, Business (Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate), Economics, Chemistry, Drama, English Language, English Literature, Geography, German, Government and Politics, History, Maths, Music, Sport and Physical Activity (Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate) Photography, Physics, Spanish, ICT (Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate), Religious Studies.

In order to enter the Sixth Form, students should achieve a minimum of five GCSE's Grade 4-9. This must include Maths and English Language or Literature. In addition, GCSE grade 5 is required in the subject areas chosen to study at A-Level. 

All ESFA funded education for 16 to 19-year-olds should be delivered as a study programme which combines qualifications and other activities, and which is tailored to each student’s prior attainment and career goals.

  • Every study programme must have a core aim. For the majority of students, this will be either the study of substantial technical, applied or academic qualification(s) or preparation for employment

All students at Guiseley School Sixth Form study level 3 qualifications. The majority of students will study three qualifications whilst a few will study four qualifications. The level 3 qualifications are composed mostly of academic A levels and there are two applied courses on offer. The cores aim of all students is to achieve qualifications that will enable them to progress to university, apprenticeship or employment

  • All study programmes should include work experience and non-qualification activities which complement the other elements of the programme and support the student to progress to further or higher education or to employment. The non-qualification activity should develop students’ character, skills, attitudes and confidence.

Students in our Sixth Form are required to take part in a number of activities which provide them with the opportunity to develop a range of skills in addition to those developed through their academic or applied studies. These are listed below;

  • Form time is used effectively to discuss a range of important issues and develop key skills
  • All students take part in an enrichment programme that enables them to explore their own safety, careers, life skills and wider issues around the world.
  • High-quality IAG is provided for all students through regular input from the Director and Deputy Director of KS5, form tutors.
  • Year 12 and 13 students can take part in a community work placement around school to help lower school students or staff.
  • Specialist support is provided for students to progress to Higher Education and apprenticeships 
  • All year 12 students are required to take part in a week of work experience in July.
  • All students have timetabled studyflex lessons that enable them to develop their independent learning skills.
  • The school actively encourages students in Year 12 to take part in the NCS programme.
     

Academic year 2020-21 Planned hours
Activity Qualification hours Non-qualification hours
Level 3 qualification 195  
Level 3 qualification 195  
Level 3 qualification 195  
Registration   55
Study flex   78
Enrichment   39
EPQ (Years 12&13) 39  
     
Work Experience (Yr12 only)    
     
Total 624 172