Post 16 Programmes of Study
Broadgreen International School Sixth Form recognises the diversity of its intake and the study programmes we offer our pupils reflect this. All Sixth Form students will follow a programme of study that:
- provides progression to a level higher than that of their prior attainment
- includes qualifications of sufficient size and rigour to stretch students and that are clearly linked to suitable progression opportunities in training, employment or higher education
- includes opportunities to develop employability skills
- includes activities unrelated to qualifications, which develop character, skills, attitudes and confidence that support progression
Students will follow an agreed CORE AIM, which is the main type of qualification students are studying. This will either be an Academic Core Aim, where students study purely academic subjects following the IB Diploma Programme, a Vocational Core Aim, where students study a vocational qualification such as a Level 3 BTEC course, or a mixture of both Academic and Vocational qualifications when following the IB Career-Related Programme.
We view leaving sixth form with English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above vital for our pupils and as such, provide two timetabled lessons a week of English and Maths GCSE for those pupils who have not already achieved this. These lessons form a core element of their study programme.
In addition to allocated lessons, a student’s study programme will also include non-qualification activities, such as mentor periods, allocated independent study time and ongoing enrichment activities which may fulfil the requirements of the core elements of the IB DP and CP qualifications. It will also include work experience for a week during the term time.
Pupils will also undertake an employability programme. This involves CV writing, guest speakers, timetabled UCAS sessions and mock interviews. A large number of pupils also undertake work experience, particularly those following a vocational programme.
For further information about individual subjects, please click here to read our Sixth Form prospectus.