Programmes of Study

Entry requirements for all students are five or more GCSE passes at grade 4/C, including either English language or mathematics (the other must be at least 3 grade) and then there are specific requirements for individual subjects. All Wrotham Sixth Form students are expected to undertake a full programme of study, which consists of a minimum of three subjects at level 3 (equivalent of A level). In all reformed A level subjects (most of which started to be taught in September 2015), students will study the full two-year A level and they will not sit the external AS level exams at the end of the first year. For more information about how universities are approaching the reformed A level qualifications when considering applications, please click here.

Typically students study three subjects at level 3, although some students do study four subjects if this is in line with their academic ability and their future aspirations. All subjects are taught by exceptionally well-qualified, experienced teachers, alongside a personalised structure of support and mentoring.

In September 2017, Wrotham School qualifed as an IB world school. We  offer IBO certificates as stand alone subjects that can be studied in any combination with other level 3 qualifications. Some of our students study the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) and this involves one of the following combinations of subjects:

Combination 1 Combination 2 Combination 3
Two IB courses (at either Standard or Higher level)

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Two vocational subjects

Two IB courses (at either Standard or Higher level)

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One vocational subject

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One A level

Two IB courses (Higher level)

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One vocational subject

 

Enrichment

In their sixth form study programme, all students (apart from Pro Soccer Academy scholars) will have the opportunity to demonstrate that they are International Baccalaureate Learners and take part in activities that satisfy the expectations of service learning, professional and personal skills, and language development (which culminates in a visit abroad in their second year with us). Students who are enrolled on the full International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme also have the opportunity to earn extra UCAS tariff points by completing the reflective project qualification.

During your time in the sixth form you will be allocated a personal tutor to oversee your progress in your studies and to respond to your learning  and pastoral needs. We also have a dedicated Sixth Form Study Supervisor, Mrs Cheval, who can offer support in any number of areas, including careers advice, study-support, attendance issues and your learning needs.

From summer 2018, Mr Doggett has been working with Mrs Hollinshead and Mrs Cheval in order to plan a full range of activities and opportunities to support your careers guidance and education. Mr Doggett is an impartial careers advisor and is available at any time for individual appointments – these should be booked through Mrs Hollinshead.