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Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Overview

Our explicit aim as a school is to provide all students the opportunity to attend a good university, this is something that is a strong aspiration in our community. It is our aim that as many of our year 11 students stay on for sixth form at Paddington as possible. 

Over the two years of key stage five, we want to prepare students for studying at university. It is our aim to prepare students to successfully apply to university, to achieve the academic and vocational qualifications necessary to enter university and then to thrive there. At KS5, the following courses are offered:

A Level Courses

Art

Biology

Business

Chemistry

Economics

Film Studies

French

Geography

History

Mathematics

Further Mathematics

Government & Politics

Physics

Psychology

Religious Studies - Philosophy & Ethics

Sociology

Spanish

Level 3 BTEC Courses

Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma / Diploma

Business BTEC Extended Diploma

Creative Media Production BTEC Extended Diploma

Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma

Sport BTEC Extended Certificate
 


Pathways

A significant strength of our sixth form is the wide range of subjects we have on offer and the multiple combinations of subjects that students can take. We invite students to apply for one of three pathways:


A level pathway

Study 3  A-levels


Combined pathway

Study a 120 credit BTEC and 1 A-level


BTEC pathway

Study a 180 credit BTEC


All of these pathways lead to a place at university and we will help students pick the pathway which is right for them to ensure that they achieve the best possible grades. In addition to this, students aspiring to a top university have the opportunity to study four A levels if they have achieved a majority of grades 8/9 at GCSE. Any students who have not yet achieved a 5 in either English Language or Maths GCSE will receive timetabled lessons to prepare them to retake this qualification.



Option Blocks

When choosing their subjects, students must ensure that they only choose one subject per timetable block. For BTEC courses, students doing a BTEC Diploma must choose both Core blocks and students doing an Extended Diploma BTEC must choose both Core and the Option blocks. You can view the option blocks here
 


 
 

Key Stage 5 Curriculum Overview


 

Homework and Self-Quizzing


 

PSHE at KS5


 

 


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