A Welcome from Tim Lawrence, our Head of Sixth Form
Thank-you for your interest in King Alfred’s Sixth Form, where you can be sure of a very positive and enriched experience as we help you make the most of your time with us after Year 11. We are very proud of all the many and varied achievements of our Sixth Form students, both inside and outside the classroom as they participate in a range of enrichment and leadership opportunities. In 2017, our Sixth Form was the highest performing state Sixth Form in Oxfordshire with 63.5% A*-B grades – a wonderful achievement. Click HERE to see a Press Release on our Summer 2017 results.
We have further exciting news about our Sixth Form accommodation – a brand new look for our Sixth Form Centre in 2019 with new social spaces and enhanced facilities – take a look at what is planned by clicking on the link below.
To ensure that each young person achieves according to his or her maximum potential, we have in place a finely tuned Pastoral Support Programme that promotes inclusive care for every individual whilst developing commitment and a positive attitude to studying, ensuring the time spent with us will provide an effective bridge between school and university or employment.
16 to 19 Study Programmes at King Alfred’s Academy Sixth Form
We currently offer A level, Applied General BTEC Level 3, and mixed A level / BTEC programmes of study. For students without a Grade 4 in one of their GCSE English Examinations and/or Maths, we offer GCSE English Language and Maths re-sit courses. From September 2018, we are planning to introduce new BTEC Level 2 ‘Technicals’ – probably a Sports and Activity Leaders course and Early Years Assistant (children’s play, learning and development) course – these are new courses only available to Post-16 learners.
Work Experience forms a key part of our Sixth Form Study Programme and our Work Experience Coordinator supports students in setting up placements with a wide range of local employers. We also offer Extended Project and AS French and Spanish courses as ‘extras’ to broaden students’ academic options. Additionally, a range of activities delivered by our dedicated team of Sixth Form Tutors, and through termly Theme Days, helps to prepare our Post-16 students for life beyond their studies.
The courses below make up a provisional offer for 2018-20 and will be confirmed once initial applications have been made.
A Level Courses Offered:
Art, Craft and Design
Drama and Theatre Studies
Government & Politics
Level 3 BTEC National Courses Offered:
Health and Social Care
Other Level 3 Courses Offered as Academic Enrichment Opportunities
Level 2 Courses Offered:
BTEC Technical: Sports and Activity Leaders
BTEC Technical: Early Years Assistant (Children’s Play, Learning and Development)
GCSE English language re-sit
GCSE maths re-sit
For information on our KS5 Results 2016-17, including Post-16 Performance Measures and Value Added Analysis, click HERE.
You can view our Sixth Form Prospectus by clicking here.
Better still, make an appointment to come along and meet us and see for yourself. Give our Sixth Form Secretary a call on 01235 225700 to find out more. We look forward to meeting you.
Tim Lawrence, Head of Sixth Form