Key Stage 5
KEY STAGE 5
All Sixth Form students at Stowmarket High School are in school full time. They can choose between A Level or Level 3 courses. In order to maintain breadth of choice we offer a suite of STEM, Humanities, Social Science, English and Creative Arts A Levels, as well as 3 level 3 Vocational Qualifications.
The majority of students will choose to study three A Level subjects and will be given the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their A Level options. A minority of students will take four A Levels after discussion with a senior member of staff.
It is expected that students should achieve a minimum of a (new) Grade 4 at GCSE in both Mathematics and English (Language or Literature). When students fail to achieve Grade 4, they will be expected to re-sit the exam in Year 12 with support from a specialist teacher. Some of the top universities have said they expect a 5, therefore, for those considering such a destination we would recommend a retake option if a 5 hasn’t been achieved.
Students need to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSE level 4-9 including English and Maths. We offer the following A Level subjects:
- Further Maths
- Product Design
- Applied Business
- Physical Education
- Health and Social Care
- Art and Design
We also offer the Extended Project.
Please note: that since September 2017 the minimum entry requirements to Stowmarket High School Sixth Form are strictly adhered to.
Thursday, 14th November: Key Stage 5 Options Booklet issued to students/parents at the Options and Information Evening.
Week of the 18th November: some subjects will be offering taster sessions in subjects that have not been studied in the 6th Form.
During the week of the 20th January 2020: Individual interviews will take place with all students and signed options forms should be handed in then.
Week ending 31st January 2020: Final deadline for Option Choices form
Week commencing Monday, 2nd March 2020: Confirmation of Sixth Form place.
For more information on Key Stage 5 please contact:
Mr Blewitt, Head of Sixth Form via email email@example.com
Mrs Farrow, Assistant Headteacher Curriculum via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Broxton, Assistand Headteacher Link to Year 12 and 13 email@example.com