Curriculum

Students at the Tauheedul Sixth Form are able to choose either an academic or a vocational pathway.

Academic Pathway

Students with very good GCSEs (grade 6/B and above in key subjects) will be able to undertake the academic pathway.

  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level English Language
  • A Level English Literature
  • A Level Government and Politics
  • A Level History
  • A Level Mathematics
  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level Physical Education (* only offered as an AS stand-alone qualification)
  • A Level Religious Studies
  • A Level Sociology
  • AS Level Core Maths

Vocational Pathways

Students with good GCSEs (grade 5/C and above in key subjects) will be able to choose from one of the vocational courses listed below:

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science Level 3

Enrichment and Enhancement Courses

 In addition to A Level and BTEC courses, the Sixth Form also offers a number of optional enhancement courses.

Firstly, students are able to complete the ‘Extended Project’ qualification.  The Extended Project is a stand-alone qualification which enables a student to study a topic of their choice in depth and to produce a written report/essay at the end of the course.   The Extended Project is entirely coursework based and involves no written examination.  As an AS qualification, the Extended Project carries the same UCAS points as others.   However, there are up to 70 points available as it is the only AS qualification which awards an A*.

Selected Y12 students have the opportunity to carry out a research project prior to conducting Work Experience.  This will contribute to the Extended Project Qualification and students submit their project achieving an AS Level in Year 13.

The project involves students independently managing their work, use of academic resources including books and journals, development and realisation of a hypothesis and reviewing their performance throughout the assignment.

Furthermore, students have the option to extend their learning through Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).  A variety of courses are offered in many fields of academic and practical learning as a means of increasing participation, enhancing student learning and offer opportunities for flexible learning.  Through engaging in MOOCs, students maximise curriculum opportunities and enrich their learning experience.

The ‘Extended Project Qualification’ is mainly taught on a one-to-one basis with subject staff acting as advisor and mentor to individual students.

In addition, each of the A Level subject courses offer an enhancement course. These include:

  • ‘Pre-Teaching Course’ in Social Sciences
  • ’Pre­ Medical Course’ in Chemistry
  • ‘Creative Writing’ in English
  • ‘Origami’ in Mathematics
  • ‘Interfaith Relations and Dialogue’ in Religious Studies
  • ‘Forensic Psychology & Offender Profiling’ in Psychology

Furthermore, all Sixth Form students benefit from an enrichment programme that includes:

  • Termly Outdoor activities
  • University visits and University preparation events and courses
  • A ‘Student Teacher’ programme which allows students to teach lessons in the main school Work experience placements in a range of providers including legal, medical or teaching contexts
  • Student Shura (Council)
  • A number of ‘societies’, clubs and activities linked to each subject
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards

 

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