KS5 Curriculum Overview
Richard Rose Sixth
Form specialises in both A Level and BTEC Nationals Qualifications. Students
can choose to study these separately or as part of a combined programme.
At RRSF our
students are at the heart of everything we do. We have a unique approach to
supporting our students as they work towards fulfilling their potential in
Years 12 and 13. This approach is possible because of our size. Every student
who joins our Sixth Form is recognised as an individual and because of our
approach, we can build personal timetables and programme of study which enable
our students to get to where they want to be.
There are many
opportunities for students to become involved in activities outside the
classroom include the National Citizen’s Service (NCS), sport, the School
Council, working with local primary school children, and supporting
extra-curricular activities for younger students.
Sixth Form classes
are generally smaller in number than main school classes (ranging from 5 to 25
students). Students study three A Level or equivalent qualifications over
the two years. Those students taking the vocational route study the BTEC
Throughout Years 12
and 13 students meet regularly with their tutor to receive mentoring and
support, including guidance with career choices, UCAS applications, personal,
social and health issues, as well as support with enrichment activities.
Key Stage 5
Mathematics, Further Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English Literature
& Language, Art, Art Textiles, Photography, Geography, History, Music, Psychology
Applied Science, Business
Studies, Dance, Health & Social Care, ICT and Sport
Sixth Form Study Programme Principles
Our 16 to 19 study programme is designed to provide students with a structured and challenging individualised learning programme that supports their development and progression in line with their future career plans.
Our study programme:
- includes a choice of academic and applied qualifications that stretch students and link clearly to training, employment and higher education.
- requires students who do not have GCSE A*-C/9 – 4 in maths or English to work towards the achievement of these qualifications through timetabled resit lessons.
- allow for non-qualification activity to develop students’ personal skills and/or prepare them for employment, training or higher/further education.