The aim of the Key Stage 5 curriculum is to prepare students to access ambitious destinations. Through diving deep into the knowledge skills and understanding of subject area, we aim to motivate students to gain a thorough grasp of what it means to be a academic within subject disciplines.
The curriculum is designed to build on the learning that pupils have already had in Key Stage 3 and 4 and elevate their understanding to new heights. We aim for our pupils to have mastery or aboard range on topics within the subject, of a contextual and conceptual nature.
At Wrenn School it is our aim that all students make informed choices about their sixth form courses. Students undertake a “destinations week” during Year 11 to ensure they have an understanding of the wide ranges of courses available to them, especially those that are not part of the KS4 curriculum. They also have one-to-one interviews with a careers advisor to ensure that the choices they are making are matched to their own career goals.
Study programmes on offer include academic A-Levels, alongside vocational, applied, courses such as BTecs and Cambridge Technicals. Our students are also given the opportunity to study the Extended Project Qualification. If students enter the sixth form without a grade 4 in English and Maths, they will also be enrolled in English or Maths lessons, with an aim to achieve a grade 4 in the relevant subject at the earliest opportunity.
Every study programme must have a core aim. For the majority of students, this will be either the study of substantial technical, applied or academic qualifications. All study programmes are flexible programmes, built around the needs of individual students.
Study programmes include work experience and non-qualification activities where appropriate, which complement the other elements of the programme and support the student to progress to further or higher education (HE) or to employment.
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