Curriculum – Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 -13)

At Key Stage 5 St Benedict’s offers a broad range of level 3 qualifications including traditional A levels, Applied A levels and vocational courses to satisfy each students’ needs, ranging from traditional subjects to new, exciting opportunities available for the first time in Key Stage 5. At the end of Year 12 students take AS examinations in the subjects where this is available.

Students typically study four subjects in Year 12. This may reduce to three subjects in Year 13.  For those students that begin Year 12 studying three subjects, the Extended Project (EPQ) Qualification is also undertaken. In addition, students attend a structured General RE programme. The courses and qualifications offered give students the skills and experiences to prepare them for the next stage of their educational and vocational life after they leave St Benedict’s.

For those students that meet the entry requirements for St Benedict’s Sixth Form, but have not achieved a grade C/4 in either English or mathematics at GCSE, appropriate teaching and support will enable them to retake the relevant qualification.