How Do We Meet The Requirements of the 16-19 Study Programme? 


All ESFA funded education for 16-19 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 core 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 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.
  • Year 12 students are required to take part in the progression module developed by Leeds Becket University. This is a lesson that develops employability skills.
  • All students take part in a PSHE 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 and the careers advisor.
  • Year 12 and 13 students can take part in a community work placement around school to help lower school students or staff.
  • Drop down days provide opportunities to cover life skills and visits to higher education providers. 
  • 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.



Planned Hours


Qualification Hours

Non qualification hours

Level 3 qualification



Level 3 qualification



Level 3 qualification






Study flex






Total  (year 13)



Work experience (year 12 only)



Progression module (year 12 only)



Total (year 12)