Curriculum Overview

We offer a ‘gold standard’ A-Level offer Key Stage 5, comprised of 28 A-Level subjects and one International Baccaluareate Standard Level.

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 smaller numbers of students have less than this in order to run sustainably.

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 for September 2024 include:

Fine Art Dance Physical Education Psychology
Graphics Economics History Religious Studies
Photography English Language  Further Mathematics Sociology
Theatre Studies English Literature Mathematics Spanish
Business Studies English Language & Literature Media Studies German
Product Design Biology Chemistry Physics
Geography Computer Science Music French

IB Mandarin

(Standard Level)


Enrichment Curriculum 

All students take part in at least one hour of enrichment per week, in addition to a tutorial programme. These usually occur on a Wednesday afternoon, which is dedicated for enrichment time. We have branded our enrichment provision the 'Pivot Programme'. More information can be found about the programme below. 

Strands of the Pivot Programme include:

Additional Qualifications                                

  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh
  • Core Mathematics
  • Oracy and Public Speaking
  • Microsoft Suite Award

Student-Led Clubs and Societies

  • Sports Society
  • Music Groups – D6 Orchestra, D6 Jazz Band, 'Accidentals' A Capella       
  • Art & Media Society
  • Computer Science Society
  • Crochet & Natter Philosophy Society
  • Geography Society
  • Interact Club
  • Maths Society
  • Medical Sciences Society
  • Politics Society
  • Psychology Society

Student Leadership

  • D6 Executive Meetings
  • Society Leader
  • Subject Mentor and Ambassador
  • Transition Mentor
  • Peer Mentor
  • Supporting Lessons as a TA

Enrichment Programme

  • Visiting speaker programme
  • Transition to adulthood programme
  • Oracy Society   

Advice and Guidance

  • Work Experience
  • Business Mentoring
  • Law Mentoring
  • UCAS/Apprenticeships Guidance
  • Russell Group Programme
  • Oxbridge Programme
  • Apprenticeships Programme
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