Curriculum

We offer a ‘gold standard’ A-Level offer Key Stage 5, comprised of 26 A-Level subjects and one Level 3 BTEC, in Health and Social Care. Students are guided onto appropriate courses depending on ability and future aspiration for career or learning progression. South Oxfordshire has a range of high-quality providers, some of whom offer exceptional vocational provision. For this reason, we aim to be the academic sixth form of choice for those who seek an A-Level education.

As standard, subjects are taught over nine hours per fortnight. Some subjects with small numbers have less than this in order to run economically.

A-Level Programme

Entry to this programme is determined by GCSE results. It is generally necessary for students to have achieved at least a level 6 at GCSE in the subject (or related subjects) they intend to study at A Level.

Proposed A-Level subjects offered in 2020 include:

Art & Design                 Dance                                       Physical Education                     Psychology

Graphics                       Economics                                 History                                     Religious Studies

Photography                 Engineering                                Further Mathematics                 Sociology

Biology                         English Literature                        Mathematics                             Spanish

Business Studies            English Language & Literature      Media Studies                           Product Design

Chemistry                     French                                       Music                                       Chinese Mandarin

Geography                    Computer Science                       German                                    Physics

 

Enrichment Curriculum

All students take part in at least one hour of enrichment per week, in addition to a tutorial programme. Enrichment activities include:

Student-Led Clubs and Societies

Sports Clubs (Sqush Club, Dodgeball Club, and Football)           

Academic Societies

Non-Academic Societies (including debating)

Music Groups – D6 Orchestra, D6 Jazz Band, 'Accidentals' A Capella

Additional Qualifications                                

Extended Project Qualification

Gold Duke of Edinburgh

Student Leadership

Student Leadership – D6 Executive Meetings

Yearbook and Publications Society

The Leadership Hour – volunteering for one hour per week across The trust

Subject ambassador

Enrichment Programme

Visiting speaker programme

Transition to adulthood programme    

Advice and Guidance

Work Experience and Business Mentoring

UCAS/Apprenticeships Guidance and Mentoring

Russell Group Programme