The curriculum at Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form aims to provide opportunities for all students to gain a deep understanding of their subjects and to achieve their full potential.
Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form: Academic Offer
The majority of our Y12 students study 3 A-levels and the EPQ. Students are also able to study 4 A-levels if they would like to; currently around 10-15% do so, and most of these students also opt to do the EPQ. Most of our A-levels are now linear; however, in the academic year 2017-2018, students will still sit the legacy AS examination in Maths, Further Maths, Classical Civilisation, Chinese, Politics and Geology.
Students may opt to sit the new AS examination in summer 2018 in the following subjects: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English Language, Further Maths, Geology, History, Maths, Music, PE, Physics, Sociology.
Our curriculum is:
- Broad – so that it provides each student with a wide range of experiences, knowledge and skills, fostering educational development and encouraging independent learning.
- Balanced – so that each area of the curriculum is allowed sufficient time for in depth learning.
- Flexible and differentiated – so that what is taught and how it is taught is matched to the learning needs of each individual; fully developing their abilities and aptitudes.
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
A qualification which is highly valued by students, parents, staff and universities. This is because:
It promotes intellectual curiosity and allows student to undertake an independent piece of research in a topic of their own choice
Students feel an EPQ gives them the opportunity to complete an in-depth piece of work, which can be based on a topic outside of their A-level choices, if they desire
Where a student can show a good EPQ grade, universities will typically make them a lower grade offer for entry on to their chosen degree course
The co-curricular programme includes the opportunity to elect modules including Young Enterprise, Junior School Mentoring, Media & Marketing Group, Sport and Fitness, Cookery and Nutrition, Engineering, Finance Skills – and much more. Where possible we timetable these activities, to avoid overburdening students with lunchtime and after-school activities – or to give them the chance to take on more!