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Key Stage 4                                                                                                                                                               Key Stage 5

          We pride ourselves on the breadth of subjects offered                                                                                                                     We are an aspirational, primarily academic Sixth Form and
          to students at Key Stage 4; three different pathways are                                                                                                                  offer a broad range of A Levels.
          designed to suit different students’ abilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          curiosity. Most students progress on to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          university and a number take up higher
                                                proud of our work supporting students                                                                                                                                     level apprenticeships. We expect a good
                                                to plan for their future; while the majority                                                                                                                              deal from them in terms of engagement
                                                of students stay on to our sixth form, we                                                                                                                                 and commitment but ensure that they have
                                                offer individual guidance to all students,                                                                                                                                the support and encouragement they need
                                                regardless of their intended destination.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to meet the challenges head-on. We place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          real importance on our non-qualification
                                                Mr Rik Smith                                                                                                                                                              curriculum, comprising our Enrichment
                                                Head of Key Stage 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Futures Programmes. We believe that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          our young people need to leave us as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          well-educated, independent, confident and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          engaged young adults, well-prepared for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the next stage of their education.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Our well-qualified staff communicate
                                                                                                                                                                                    real enthusiasm for their subjects, which   Mrs Charlotte Dumbill
          In addition to the core GCSEs, most                                                                                                                                       inspires our students to enjoy their   Head of Key Stage 5
          students study an additional four    “We encourage                                                                                                                        learning and develop their own academic
          preference subjects, with both academic
          and vocational courses on offer. We are   students to develop
          able to meet almost all students’ subject                                                                                                                                “Supporting younger students with
          combinations. Our hardworking and well   good study skills
          qualified staff deliver lessons that develop                                                                                                                              mentoring, accelerated reader and
          students’ understanding of the curriculum,  and the ability to

          but also engage students with links to                                                                                                                                    sporting activities is an important part of
          knowledge beyond the scope of exam    learn independently.”
          specifications.                                                                                                                                                           our Sixth Form programme.”

          While the focus within the classroom is on
          ensuring that each student makes the best
          possible progress, we are also immensely

                                                   strive to include and value everyone as individuals                                                                                                                                         a school at the heart of its community

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