The Green School for Girls

Let your
Light shine

Matthew 5:16

Sixth Form Curriculum

We offer an academic or a vocational pathway

At TGS Sixth Form, students are invited to select either: three A-level courses; or a BTEC National Diploma (worth two A-levels) and one A-level course; or a BTEC National Diploma and a BTEC Extended Certificate (worth one A-level). In exceptional cases students may study four A-levels.

 

 A-level qualifications: 

Art, Music, Drama

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

English Literature, French, Spanish

Geography, History, Philosophy and Ethics

Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Psychology, Sociology

 

BTEC qualifications:

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3) worth two A-levels

Diploma in Business (Level 3) worth two A-levels

Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (Level 3) worth one A-level. 

Extended Certificate in Business (Level 3) worth one A-level. 

 

 GCSE retake in English and Maths is provided alongside level 3 studies. 

 

In order to continually improve our provision, we have recently formed a new partnership with a number of other local schools.  These new relationships aim to:

  • provide an increased range of courses by giving access to courses at partner schools
  • ensure that students can study A-level courses in a wider variety of combinations
  • increase the range of vocational courses available to our students
  • continue to access experienced and specialist teaching throughout the Sixth Form
  • broaden the enrichment opportunities for our students

Information of courses on offer within the partnership will be provided during your application process.

Broadening Horizons Enrichment Programme

All students follow an enrichment programme designed to complement their studies and provide additional opportunities to gain further qualifications and UCAS points.

For those students with a passion to research a specific aspect of their course or a topic not related to their studies, the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will help develop initiative, research and presentation skills and is equivalent to half an A-level.

In addition to the above, students may opt to study a range of other courses such as LAMDA Speech and Drama, Young Enterprise or Sports Leaders Award.  Students may also pursue the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Please visit our Sixth Form Enrichment page for more details.

 

the moral maze 

We believe all students should leave The Green School Sixth Form as evaluative, critically-able and religiously literate young adults. As such it is our duty to include Religious Education in their Sixth Form experience.

Our programme works with a Critical Thinking pedagogy and therefore the focus of the sessions is on the students’ skills and thinking, not on teacher-led learning. Sixth Form students are involved with the planning and delivery of these sessions while the primary role of the teacher is to facilitate thinking and debate. There is one session per half-term; each session focuses on a contemporary issue and can include group research, team challenges, external speakers and debate. Students will develop skills related research, communication and team work as well as their understanding of moral issues.

 

 Programme: The Sixth Form Moral Maze

  • How important is religion to identity?
  • When do beliefs get dangerous? Cults and New Religious Movements
  • How do people experience God? Miracles and Religious Experiences
  • Are our bodies our own to do whatever we want?
  • Are we responsible for our actions?

 

PSHCE

By the end of this Sixth Form many young people will leave home for the first time and live as independent adults, possibly in new and distant locations. Our PSHEC programme aims to prepare young people to manage their lives now and for their future. Students learn to research and recall information accurately, draw on skills and strategies and apply learning from earlier years. Students are offered opportunities to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs and to develop the skills, language and strategies necessary to manage health, relationship, legal, financial, employment  and political issues when they encounter them in their lives.

Increasingly, future employers are asking potential employees not only to describe their key skills and attributes but also to evidence where they have demonstrated competence in applying them, for example describing when they have taken on a variety of roles within a team or led a team to a successful outcome. PSHEC education can provide opportunities to evidence these skills and attributes. Students extend the knowledge and understanding they have been developing throughout their PSHEC education, ready for independent living and the next stage in their education or career.