At Key Stage 5 we run traditional programmes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology as well as Psychology and Geology which are all popular courses in the 6th form. We also collaborate with our partner school, Ryde Academy so that we can offer a wide curriculum.
Students are expected to be independent in learning tasks and begin to prepare for the nature of further study or the world of work by taking part in theoretical and practical tasks confidently.
Students will follow the course for two years before taking exams at the end of year 13. There is an option to study for a separate AS level during year 12 and to take exams in this at the end of that year.
Students will undertake an induction task at the end of Year 11 and/or in Sept when they start their post 16 studies. This will be used to inform the suitability for the course.
Mock examinations are in January with a further mock in April.
The academy offers a wide range of enrichment activities suited to students wishing to pursue careers in medicine and veterinary with Medlink. We also support work experience and university visits. Study support is available in some non-contact sessions to support early misconceptions and difficulties. We also provide a dedicated work area for our Sixth Form scientists to promote and encourage independent learning.
What is taught at Key Stage 5?
For Biology, Chemistry and Physics, practical skills will be assessed in a written examination alongside the content coverage. Students will undertake a series of “required practicals” throughout their post 16 education and if successfully passed student will receive a practical endorsement which will help secure science based courses at university.
A Level Biology
A Level Chemistry
A Level Physics