Programmes of Study

For students graduating in 2017 and 2018

Entry requirements for all students are five or more GCSE passes at A*-C grades, including either English language or mathematics (the other must be at least D 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.

To complete their programme of study, students have to undertake a minimum of 5 hours of supervised study. While students can also spend their remaining periods in the study centre, they are offered a wide range of optional activities. These include:

  • the Extended Project Qualification (an AS level equivalent research project),
  • the Duke of Edinburgh Award,
  • a weekly work experience placement,
  • a programme of exercise/sport (including our Pro Soccer Academy programme),
  • charity work (including working with the Time to Change mental health campaign run by Rethink Mental Illness and Mind),
  • supporting lower school students in lessons,
  • working with our SEN department,
  • online MOOCs (massive open online courses) run by universities from around the world with the option of certification.

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.

For students applying for Sept 2017

Our Post-16 Open Evening will take place on Wednesday 2nd November 2016, giving you the chance to find out what our sixth form can offer you. Visit our ‘How to Apply’ page for more information about the application process.

Students at Wrotham from September 2017 will follow one of four pathways that are personalised for each student, depending on their prior attainment and future aspirations. Details of the pathways and subjects available can be found here.

Students on all pathways will be expected 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 to Italy in October of their second year with us).