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. All of our A-levels are now linear; however, from 2018-2019 onwards, students will be able to opt to sit the new AS in Maths alongside 3 other A-levels.
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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, Model United Nations, 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!
For details of the AS/A-Level subjects we offer, please see the latest edition of our Sixth Form Options Booklet.