Curriculum

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

Academic Pathway

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

  • A Level Arabic
  • 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 Religious Studies
  • A Level Sociology
  • A Level Urdu
  • AS Level Core Maths

Vocational Pathways

Students will require Grade 5 or above in GCSE English (Language or Literature) & GCSE Mathematics to enrol onto BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3.

Students will require Grade 5 or above in GCSE English (Language or Literature), Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 5-5 in GCSE Combined Sciences to enrol onto 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 28 points available as it is the only AS qualification which awards an A*.

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

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.

Furthermore, high achieving students have the opportunity to participate in the HE* Programme. Here, students will be given extensive support to apply to competitive courses such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and Oxbridge. One to one support will be provided for admissions tests (UCAT, BMAT and OLAT) and guest speakers from these fields will provide guidance and mentoring on a regular basis.

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

  • ‘Interfaith Relations and Dialogue’ in Religious Studies
  • ‘Pre-Teaching Course’
  • ‘Sign Language Course’
  • ‘Swimming Course’
  • ‘Self- Defence Course’
  • ‘St. John’s Ambulance First Aid Course’

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
  • Mini MBA Programme

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