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2021/22 Sixth Form Booklet

2021/22 GCSE Options Booklet


The curriculum at The English College reflects our philosophy and aims. It is broad and balanced, recognises UK guidelines and fulfils the requirements of the UK National Curriculum and beyond. We provide education that is suited to all students and there is great emphasis on academic excellence. Students need to secure the best achievable qualifications. However, we firmly believe that the value of our curriculum goes beyond purely what is examinable. We believe every learner is entitled to a curriculum that is rich and varied, challenging and inspiring, which enables every individual to fulfil her or his potential to the highest possible standard. We promote the view that learning should be experienced as something which is enjoyable, engaging, rewarding and confidence building. The curriculum enables our students to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

It is our intention to lay secure foundations for progression into Further and Higher Education and we consider preparation for Sixth Form study to be a key feature of our 11-16 education. Lessons are taught by highly qualified and motivated staff, all of whom are experts in their subject. All departments are well resourced.

Our curriculum is broken up into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for FS1 and FS2,  and The National Curriculum of England for Year 1 to Year 13.

Students can choose A-level or BTEC qualifications depending on their interests and aptitude. For A-levels it is expected most students will choose between 3 to 5 subjects in Key Stage 5 from the following optional subjects: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Art and Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics, English Language and Literature, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology and/or Spanish. The BTEC Options are Business and/or BTEC Travel and Tourism.

Our curriculum includes a wide variety of enrichment activities and we encourage students to take full advantage of these.