Our Sixth Form Curriculum
At Ipswich High School Sixth Form we have an ambitious A Level offering. We work with our students to create a bespoke and tailored curriculum, enabling them to move on from our Sixth Form with the most suitable qualifications and skills for whatever career path they choose. Our Sixth Form students typically study three A Levels with an additional Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) option encouraged and available to all.
In consultation with a number of universities we believe that this offer is better for students than studying four A Levels. All A Levels have now been reformed with greater complexity and amount of work to cover. We believe that maximising a student’s potential to gain top grades in three subjects is better than four mediocre grades. All universities make offers based on three, not four subjects, and many prefer to see the EPQ rather than a fourth A Level.
We work closely with each individual to create a bespoke curriculum, meaning they become fully immersed in each of their subjects. Small class sizes (typically four to eight), university style teaching and regular assessment challenge each student throughout their A Levels whilst weekly subject clinics and easy access to teachers means support, help and advice is always there if needed. As courses progress more responsibility is placed on each student ensuring they leave as motivated, independent learners ready for the rigours of university, apprenticeships or the world of work.
Our usual entry requirement is a Level 6 or higher in the subject that you wish to study coupled with a raft of Level 6 and above results. If you wish to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths then a Level 7 or higher is required.
Below are the subjects currently on offer in our Sixth Form curriculum: