About the Sixth Form
Sixth Form Community
The Hayesbrook School is a fast paced and exciting place to study; the teachers are excellent, the students are friendly, and you have the opportunity to develop personally as well as academically. The Sixth Form aims to provide all students with the experience, skills and qualifications needed for the next challenging stage of their lives. In 2016 100% of students achieved a pass in their A2 exams and over half of the BTEC entries in 2016 achieved Distinction*.
Hayesbrook has an inclusive Sixth Form and believes that every student should have the opportunity to study a range of courses that extend their existing skills and allow them to successfully gain entrance into higher education or employment.
Hayesbrook’s Sixth Form will provide an environment where students can achieve their best and where students can learn about responsibility. We encourage the development of leadership skills and a sense of belonging to the Sixth Form and the school.
We think it is important to recognise that post 16 education is a journey, and that every student follows their own individual route or path to reach their particular goal. Throughout their time studying in the Sixth Form students have access to good class sizes, excellent pastoral support, a broad programme of study and comprehensive university and employment advice and guidance.
Our curriculum offer enhances students’ personal and interpersonal development, with an emphasis on experiential learning. We encourage our students to be individuals and to take responsibility for their own choices as well as teaching them tolerance and respect towards others. We develop our students to be citizens of the world, to be active, compassionate, lifelong learners and to develop the confidence to know and understand their own worth and purpose.
The details of A Level, vocational and IBCP courses are available in our prospectus. Although not all possible combinations of subjects can be catered for, we do our best to see that as many combinations of subjects as possible are permitted. We will endeavour to keep you informed of which courses are available throughout the course of the 2016-17 academic year.
We are pleased to be offering a selection of courses and pathways to enable students to reach their full academic, personal and social potential. We look forward to meeting you to discuss with our teachers the entry requirements for each course and the topics that will be covered.
Academic A Levels:
We will be delivering the 2 year linear courses with external exams only at the end of Year 13. Please see the individual course descriptions for details.
BTEC National Extended certificate (Level 3): (run by Edexcel examination board)
The majority of the course will be examined through students producing a portfolio of coursework evidence which is assessed by the teaching staff and externally moderated. There will also be externally assessed units.
BTEC National Diploma (Level 3): (run by Edexcel examination board)
The style of the course is the same as the BTEC National Extended Certificate but the course is more in depth. The BTEC Diploma (sometimes referred to as a double BTEC) allows students to achieve the equivalent of 2 A levels and is taught over a two year period.
The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme is a flexible, progressive and challenging programme of study that looks to develop our students in many different ways. The framework incorporates the values and ethos of the IB and looks to address the needs of students engaged in careers-related studies. The IBCP offer includes:
• IB Diploma subjects
• Vocational courses
• IBCP Core
Please see our separate International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme brochure for more details.
English and Mathematics at GCSE:
If the minimum government standard in GCSE English and/or maths has not been achieved, students will automatically follow a timetabled programme of study in the relevant subject, following a discussion relating to their enrolment in the Sixth Form.