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 requirements are 5 C grades, 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.
Unlike some other providers who have reduced their curriculum to only 3 subjects, we still provide 4 subjects to all students in year 12. Students then decide in January which one subject they would like to take as an AS-level exam and which others they want to continue to the full A-level in Year 13. Students can then decide in the summer, once they have their results from the AS exam, to continue this course on to the full A-level if they so wish. This keeps open many more opportunities for IGS students as they consider their options after Post 16.
We are continually working hard to further improve our provision to enable even more students to benefit from IGS Post-16 and have recently added a vocational pathway with the addition of the BTEC Sport qualification. Any further additions to this pathway will be detailed on the website.
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 and has resulted in a 3 year trend of improving success rates for students applying.
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 person’s life whatever their interests, ambition or background.
We expect all our students to complete the curriculum below:
Tutorials Mon to Fri
Tutorials Mon to Fri
4 AS Levels
4 x 11 lessons
3 or 4 x A2 Subjects
3 x 11 lessons
4 x 11 lessons
Curriculum Enhancement Programme - CEP (Knowledge/Skills)
Personal Enrichment Programme - PEP (Skills/Challenge)
Click on the course titles below for further information:
A LEVEL SUBJECTS
Click on the subject to find out more.
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.