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Sixth Form Curriculum

Sixth Form Prospectus:

Adventurous Learning means taking risks, being challenged to think, and learning from your mistakes.

In the Sixth Form, we expect you to embrace opportunities and challenges, to take responsibility, and to lead others. In this way, you will develop both academically and personally. The Sixth Form curriculum is designed to provide a mixture of challenge and support, so that you continually extend yourself, becoming better equipped for life beyond Ashford School.

There are certain activities that form the “core” curriculum, with which we expect all students to engage:

  • Your academic courses (A levels, BTEC Sport, EAL, Short Courses)
  • Wider academic development (e.g. after-school talks, extension clubs, debating, wider reading)
  • Physical exercise and sport
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural (SMSC) programme
  • The School House system

In addition, there are plenty of other opportunities to pursue your passions. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sports teams, Music, Drama
  • A wide range of other activities (ranging from rock climbing to rock bands)
  • Formal leadership opportunities (e.g. peer mentoring, volunteering, prefectship)
  • Extended Project Qualification
"All of these opportunities mean that you will have a stimulating, varied, motivating, rewarding and individualised learning experience."

The majority of our students study three subjects at A level and complement these with various other learning. There are numerous possible combinations of all that is on offer, so the challenge may be in deciding what to leave out each term!