The Requirements of the 16-19 Curriculum
How St Simon Stock Sixth Form meet the requirements of the 16-19 study programme
How do we meet the requirements of the 16 – 19 study programme?
All ESFA funded education for 16 - 19 year olds should be delivered as a study programme which combines qualifications and other activities, and which is tailored to each student’s prior attainment and career goals.
- Every study programme must have a core aim. This will be tailored to the needs of the individual and typically include a substantial qualification that stretch and prepare them for education at the next level, or for employment.
The Sixth Form programme consists of a Level 3 programme, composing mostly of academic qualifications with students studying either A levels and/or BTEC qualifications or following the IBCP programme.
- Students who do not hold a GCSE grade 4 in Maths or English are required to continue these subjects as part of their study programme.
All sixth form students who do not hold a grade 4 in Maths or English are provided with time on their programme to retake these subjects.
- All study programmes should include work experience and non-qualification activities which complement the other elements of the programme and support the student to progress to further or higher education or to employment.
Students are expected to undertake a wide range of activities which develop their soft skills and confidence to prepare them for the world beyond Sixth Form.
- Tutor Time is used to develop students study skills and raise aspirations. These sessions include the VESPA programme and mentoring.
- All students are required to undertake a period of work experience in year 12.
- A PSHE programme with fortnightly lessons.
- A fortnightly assembly including VESPA activities, careers and higher education information.
- A general RE lesson every week covering ethical issues and debate.
- A general PE lesson every fortnight to encourage physical and mental wellbeing.
- Students receive careers advice from an independent advisory service.
- Careers Fair and Futures Evening providing guidance and advice for both employment and higher education.
- Opportunity to join the Prefect team developing leadership, organisational and team building skills.
- Lunchtime and afterschool clubs available.