Year 12 Options

The academic offer for 2018-20 will provide opportunities for students to study three or four A-level courses, enriched with various opportunities for developing interests and skills outside the classroom. Students on the four A-Level pathway will have an opportunity to take one AS examination, either at the end of Year 12 or Year 13, if this is considered appropriate following advice and guidance from the school or take all four subjects to A Level. Almost all students go on to excellent Higher Education establishments when they leave Kendrick and we believe our curriculum equips them for such opportunities.

At application, students will choose four subjects and begin to indicate their preference for a three or four A-Level programme of study. Through the advice and guidance provided at Consultation, appropriate decisions will begin to be made regarding the number of A-Levels the student will study and these decisions will be confirmed at Registration once the GCSE results are established. At all stages throughout the Sixth Form, we will advise and support students in their choices by careful and rigorous assessment as well as structured dialogue with students and their parents.

Curriculum Pathways

 Year 12

Four A-Level Pathway

  • 4 A-Level subjects
  • Wellbeing, Enrichment and Personal Recreation

Three A-Level Pathway

  • 3 A-Level subjects
  • Wellbeing, Enrichment and Personal Recreation

In Term 4 the Extended Project Qualification will be launched and students will have the option to include this in their timetable. They may wish to consider their Curriculum Pathway plans for Year 13 at this time.

Year 13

Four A-Level Pathway

  • 4 A-Level subjects (plus the EPQ in exceptional circumstances)
  • Wellbeing, Enrichment and Personal Recreation

Three A-Level Pathway

  • 3 A-Level subjects (carrying on from Year 12 or having discontinued one subject after the AS examination or having decided to take one AS examination at the end of Year 13)
  • The EPQ or AS Further Mathematics may also be taken
  • Wellbeing, Enrichment and Personal Recreation

 

 In particular where the three A-Level pathway is chosen, it is expected that students will consider an opportunity to include additional elements to their timetable such as being a Pastoral or Departmental Prefect; Community Service; outreach work with local schools; sporting or musical commitments; or undertaking a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in an area of particular interest. These opportunities are also available for students on the four A-Level Pathway but time will naturally be more limited.