Key Stage 5

KEY STAGE 5

All Sixth Form students at Stowmarket High School are in school full time. They can choose between A Level or Level 3 courses. In order to maintain breadth of choice we offer a suite of STEM, Humanities, Social Science, English and Creative Arts A Levels, as well as 3 level 3 Vocational Qualifications.

The majority of students will choose to study three A Level subjects and will be given the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their A Level options. A minority of students will take four A Levels after discussion with a senior member of staff.

 It is expected that students should achieve a minimum of a (new) Grade 4 at GCSE in both Mathematics and English (Language or Literature). When students fail to achieve Grade 4, they will be expected to re-sit the exam in Year 12 with support from a specialist teacher. Some of the top universities have said they expect a 5, therefore, for those considering such a destination we would recommend a retake option if a 5 hasn’t been achieved.

 Students need to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSE level 4-9 including English and Maths. We offer the following A Level subjects:

Art  

Biology

Business

Chemistry

English

French

Geography

Health and Social Care

History

ICT

Mathematics

Further Maths

Media

Physical Education

Physics

Product Design

Psychology

Textiles

Sociology

 

Key Dates:

Thursday 15th November 2018: Key Stage 5 Options Booklet issued to students/parents at the Options and Information Evening.

During the week of the 19th November 2018 some subjects will be offering taster sessions in subjects that have not been studied in the 6th Form.

During the week of the 21st January 2019: Individual interviews will take place with all students and signed options forms should be handed in then.

Friday 25th January 2019: Final deadline for Option Choices forms.

For more information on Key Stage 5 please contact

Mr Blewitt, Head of Sixth Form via email bt@stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk

Mrs Farrow, Assistant Headteacher Curriculum via email kf@stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk