Post-16 Study Programmes

The purpose of a Study Programme is to provide a personalised curriculum that meets the needs of the individual.

A study Programme has several elements that are provided at Edgbarrow Sixth Form.

  • Level 3 Qualifications – a balanced programme of qualifications that support students to reach the next stage of their education or allow them to begin a career.  At Edgbarrow we offer a range of academic and vocational qualifications.  Generally, students are expected to study for the equivalent of 3 A-Levels.  There is also a Level 2 qualification involving Travel and Tourism,  IT and Retail Business which also includes a day of work experience.
  • High-Quality Work Experience – purposeful, substantial and supervised placements.  A relevant placement should support the students’ studies and broaden their understanding. Students are required to complete 30 hours’ work experience during Year 12.
  • Maths and English – Students are required to continue to study Maths and English until they have achieved at least a grade 4 at GCSE level.
  • Other Activities include enrichment programmes, sport, dramatic productions, Duke of Edinburgh, pastoral sessions and supervised study.

It is important that students recognise that Post-16 education is about more than just the qualifications they achieve, and the Edgbarrow Sixth Form team will track and support all elements of a Study Programme.