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Academic Overview

Gordon’s School Sixth Form offers a broadly traditional curriculum, following a 3+1 model.

Our aim is to offer our students a curriculum portfolio where the core consists of rigorous qualifications, and the outer layers are the opportunities to extend themselves using the +1 as well as our extensive opportunities beyond the classroom.   The curriculum at Gordon’s therefore  is characterized by a strong academic focus at its core and several layers of opportunities for students to extend themselves beyond the core provision and the classroom.

All students choose three A Level subjects, or a combination of A Level and BTEC courses. In addition students choose a fourth subject option from our Supplementary Options to pursue in Year 12 only. Most students choose to undertake the EPQ as their supplementary option as this is an excellent preparation for University.

Sixth form students can further extend themselves by taking part in a wide range of curriculum extension opportunities. The super curriculum encourages students to follow an academic pathways and immerse themselves in wider reading, lectures and competitions. 

We believe in educating the whole person and preparing our sixth form students for life beyond A Levels. We offer a full and wide ranging PSHE programme which includes topics such as mental and sexual health, personal finance, politics, cooking, first aid, critical thinking, online safety, cultural diversity and presentation skills.

 sixth form subject options
 
OPTION A OPTION B OPTION C OPTION D
Mathematics Mathematics Physics Physics
Media Studies Chemistry Biology Geography
Chemistry Geography Economics Psychology
Economics Technology History Computer Science
English Literature Psychology English Language History
PE Business Business Media Studies
Art Biology Music Drama
Photography Spanish English Literature French
German Further Maths Further Maths Further Maths
BTEC Sport BTEC Sport BTEC Business