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Programmes of Study

Students are at the heart of all we do and we are committed to helping our young people find appropriate courses of study at post 16. IGS Post-16 is filled with interesting, diverse and talented young people with their own individual interests and potential. We are here to support young people to head out on the path that is right for them and make their lives what they want them to be.

We have the experience and expertise required for this challenge and we all (students and staff together) work hard to achieve this. We therefore have a well-planned programme of study throughout Year 12 and 13 that builds skills and enables our students to grow into well-balanced young people with the required life and study skills to succeed.

Our overall entry requirement is five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C in non-reformed subjects) or above, coupled with subject-specific entry requirements (please see course details below). This ensures that we offer the most suitable courses to students and enable as many students as possible to move forward and be successful.

At IGS we are passionate about offering students personalised pathways that are most suitable for them. In year 12 students can choose to study 3 or 4 subjects. If they choose to study 4 then their 4th subject can be either taken as a full A-level or as an AS, to be completed in year 12. Alternatively, students can choose to do 3 subjects and follow a programme of enrichment. Students can apply to do different enrichment options to make up their personalised enrichment programme. These options include Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Core Maths, Work Experience, MOOCs, IFS Personal Finance (Level 3), Sports Leaders (Level3), First Aid Qualification, British Sign Language, and Life Skills carousel. This keeps open many more opportunities for IGS students as they consider their options after Post 16.

At IGS we are ambitious for our students and we take pride in our track record of enabling the most able students to go on to the most competitive university courses. Our support for students is being improved continually with a detailed programme of activities designed to maximise their chance of success. This is led by experienced members of staff who meet regularly with students to arrange additional bespoke support as required.

We have Post-16 leaders who have extensive experience, excellent teachers, excellent facilities, well-planned and detailed programmes of support, personalised guidance on careers, universities and other opportunities as well as the passion to work hard for our students.

Education is about equipping young people to move forward onto their own chosen life course with the skills and personal qualities that will enable them to be successful. We are passionate about playing a major part in this most important stage of a young personís life whatever their interests, ambition or background.


We expect all our students to complete the curriculum below in a 2 week 58 lesson cycle:

Year 12 (2018/19)               

Year 13 (2017/18)

 

Tutorials Mon to Fri

 

Tutorials Mon to Fri

3 A Levels and 1 AS / Enrichment

(Knowledge/Skills)

4 x 11 lessons

3 or 4 x A2 Subjects 

3 x 11 lessons

4 x 11 lessons

Curriculum Enhancement Programme - CEP (Knowledge/Skills)

1 lesson

EPQ

Optional

2 lessons

Until Christmas

Personal Enrichment Programme - PEP (Skills/Challenge)

1 lesson

Timetabled Study

11 lessons

Independent Study

(Knowledge/Skills)

12 lessons

Independent Study

14 lessons


Click on the course titles below for further information:


A LEVEL SUBJECTS

Click on the subject to find out more.

ART CRAFT DESIGN

BIOLOGY

BTEC IT

BUSINESS

CHEMISTRY

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

ECONOMICS

ENGLISH LANG LIT

ENGLISH LITERATURE

FURTHER MATHS

GCE COMPUTING

GEOGRAPHY

GOVT & POLITICS

HISTORY

MATHS

MEDIA STUDIES

MFL

MUSIC

PE BTEC Level 3

PHILOSOPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHYSICS

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

THEATRE STUDIES


CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME (CEP)

Young people need to have a wide range of skills in order to be successful in their chosen life path. We therefore have a comprehensive enrichment programme that encompasses the skills traditionally learned in General Studies, core skills  and the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) and enables students to develop in their life-skills and readiness for adult life. 


EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (EPQ)

To develop the research skills of our students, they can apply to study for the extended project qualification, which involves a piece of extended independent research in an area of their choice.


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