Key Stage 5
The Academy operates a two-year Key Stage 5 where pupils sit A-Levels or Level 3 Vocational qualifications. Pupils make their preferred option choices towards the end of Year 11, led by a formal interview process. Pupils will embark on one of two pathways:either the vocational route or the traditional academic route (where they are also offered extra time for English and mathematics where necessary). The primary focus is to ensure that every pupil is enrolled on the correct courses based on their options and ability, and that all pupils leave with a GCSE in English and Mathematics if this was not obtained at Key Stage 4.
Courses Available at Key Stage 5 (subject to demand)
|English Literature B||AS Level||AQA||7716AA|
|English Literature B||A Level||AQA||7717AB|
|Extended Project||Level 3||AQA||7993|
Pupils will study four options on the academic pathway in Year 12. However, moving into Year 13 they will have the option of dropping a subject to focus on the remaining three courses.
Courses Available at Key Stage 5 (Vocational – subject to demand)
|Subject||Course Title||Exam Board||Specification|
|BTEC Applied Science||BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma||Edexcel||N/A|
|BTEC Applied Science||BTEC Level 3 National Diploma||Edexcel||N/A|
|BTEC Health and Social Care||BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma||Edexcel||N/A|
|BTEC Health and Social Care||BTEC Level 3 National Diploma||Edexcel||N/A|
|BTEC Business||BTEC Level 3 National Diploma||Edexcel||N/A|
|BTEC Business||BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate||Edexcel||N/A|
|English and/or Mathematics||GCSE English Language||AQA||8700|
Pupils will select one of the three options on the vocational pathway to study for both Year 12 and Year 13. If pupils have not already passed English or Mathematics at Key Stage 4, they will also attend additional lessons to achieve English or Mathematics.