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16 - 19 Study Programme

16 - 19 Study Programme

The programme of study in the Sixth Form at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School is designed to provide all students with a structured and challenging individualised learning programme, that supports their development and academic progress in line with their future career plans.

All students are expected to study 3 full A level courses and one additional enhancement course which may or may not lead to an A level qualification or equivalent. Where a student joining the sixth form has not achieved a Level 4/5 in English and/or Mathematics, they receive tutorial support in order to successfully retake the examinations.

Whilst the A level courses studied represent a substantive part of the study programme, all students have tutorial time each day, which incorporates personal mentoring opportunities alongside timetabled weekly enrichment. This also includes a work experience option; year 12 have compulsory work experience days to fulfil in term 3 of the academic year.  

The personal development is further supported through opportunities for leadership and responsibilities within the school, as well as in the wider community. Students are actively encouraged through the Queen Elizabeth's Sixth Form Award to take on Senior Student roles.

Approximately 75% of all students progress to Higher Education, Apprenticeship or other training programmes. They are actively supported through the Sixth Form tutorial programme, PSHE, assemblies, the post-18 decisions event and the yearly activity week. A designated member of staff is tasked with supporting careers education across the whole school.