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Curriculum overview:

The Sixth Form at Sir John Lawes has seen steady growth over the past few years and numbers are continuing to increase. Courses on offer depend to a certain extent on the number of students opting for them. While we will try to ensure that all students are able to access their chosen course, there may be some minor changes.  The majority of lessons take place at Sir John Lawes but there are some subjects on offer in our consortium schools, Roundwood Park and St George’s.

Next year we will be offering linear A Levels where specifications have been reformed and a small number of AS and A2 Levels legacy specifications. All students on an A level programme will study three subjects.  We also offer 3 Level 3 BTEC qualifications: Media BTEC for students with a practical interest in the Media, Business BTEC and Health and Social Care BTEC based at Roundwood Park.

With very few exceptions, students are required to achieve B grades at GCSE in subjects which they wish to study in the sixth form, or in relevant subjects where specified in the individual subject pages.  For further information on admission to the 6th Form please see page 10 of our prospectus.

In addition to your chosen subjects, you will also be required to take part in a range of enrichment activities and courses on offer.

Year 12 students have a compulsory double period of PE on a Wednesday afternoon during which time they opt to participate in a chosen sport for a fixed number of sessions. Some sessions are run by external specialist coaches and as such may incur a small voluntary contribution to cover costs, but most sessions are run by our own staff. Students are expected to wear appropriate sports kit relevant to the activity they are doing. This Wednesday afternoon session is also used, where possible, to allow fixtures to be played against other schools to allow students to continue a competitive aspect to their sports.

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