16 - 19 Curriculum
Kingswood Secondary Academy firmly believes in delivering a rounded post 16 education.
Throughout their time here at the Academy, students cover a broad curriculum.
The Life Skills programme (PSHCE, Study Skills, Employability etc.) is delivered through the tutor schedule, targeted sessions and in assemblies. Each of these sessions provide numerous opportunities for students to look at and discuss, the issues relevant for 16-19 year olds.
Alongside this, we also provide students with an extensive careers education and guidance programme. The majority of Students will study 3 subjects at A Level or a combination of A levels and BTECs. Some learners may also be re-sitting a GCSE in Maths and English so may follow a slightly reduced timetable.
The various teaching programmes aim to cover a minimum of 540 Guided Learning Hours over the course of the academic year and we aim for a minimum of 15 hours subject teaching time per week. It is expected that students will study at least 3 courses in Year 13.
Students are also expected to involve themselves in the school community through the Kingswood Community Punchcard system.
We also offer the Extended Project Qualification, a two-year programme, this is an independent research project that is highly regarded by universities and prepares students with the skills required for Higher Education.
Some students may also have the opportunity to study a Debating Qualification run by ESB which has UCAS points attached to it.
Throughout the year, at each PR review (Progress Review) the Head of Sixth Form, in conjunction with Curriculum Leads, might place certain students on a Purple Plan for academic mentoring in order to support and encourage their development.
For more information on our Sixth Form please click here.