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Post-16 Students


All students study a minimum of 3 A-Level or BTEC subjects this may also be 1 A-Level subject and a Double BTEC course

The Post-16 Curriculum Model

(2 week Timetable, 58 lesson cycle) 

Year 12

Year 13

Tutor time Monday to Friday mornings (15 mins)

Except Wed PBT

3 A-Levels/BTEC


1 AS, 4th A-Level or timetabled Enrichment (EPQ, Sports Leaders, Work Experience)

4 x up to 11 lessons

3 OR 4 x A-Levels/BTEC

(EPQ completion for a small cohort)

3 or 4 x 11 lessons

Curriculum Enhancement Programme - CEP 

(Study Skills/Wellbeing/Next Steps)

1 lesson


Personal Best Time (PBT)


1:1 Mentoring

Weekly extended tutorials (1/2 hour)

Personal Best Time (PBT) including one of: iTalks, leadership opportunities and 1:1 mentoring

Weekly extended tutorials (1/2 hour)

Supervised Study


Home Study (from January)

The number will vary depending on your core subject options but will typically be around 10 periods per cycle

Supervised Study (in school)


Directed Study (in school)


Home Study (once eligible)

Up to 25 periods per cycle

All students sign a study contract indicating their pathway at the start of Year 12.

The last date for changing a pathway is the 1st October. 

Students are committed to completing their chosen pathway unless there is an exceptional circumstance e.g.  a verified medical reason.

Link: The Timing of the School Day

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