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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.

Our Values



Prayer & Faith




We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.