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Possible courses at Heyford Park Sixth Form

A Level (Level 3). 

Science and mathematics pathway: biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, computer science, physical education, psychology.
Arts and humanities pathways: English Literature, Spanish, art, sociology, history and geography.
Students can choose from both an arts & humanities pathway and science and mathematics pathway when selecting their three A levels.  Some of our students may choose to undertake an extended project qualification (EPQ) in year 13. This research-based course is the equivalent of an AS level.

Technical Award (BTEC) (Level 3):
This is a level 3 course and is cohort dependent.  We currently offer Business, Health and Social Care and Performing Arts.

GCSEs (Level 2):
We offer Mathematics and English at GCSE (Level 2) alongside a technical award or a reduced number of A levels.


Curriculum allocation:

Every A level/BTEC subject has an allocated 4 hours per week. Most students in year 12 and 13 study three subjects.  Every year 12 student undertakes the Heyfordian Employability and Leadership Programme; this programme has an allocated 4 hours per week, portfolio tasks are undertaken on a Friday.  Every 6th form student has a leadership responsibility, this has an allocation of 1 hour per week.

Some year 13 students may choose to complete an Extended Project qualification (EPQ). This has a timetable allocation of 2 hours a week.

Heyfordian Employability and Leadership Programme (HELP)

The Heyfordian Employability and Leadership Programme is a compulsory part of your Heyford Park Sixth Form programme in year 12. Employment is rapidly changing and it is necessary for employees to be equipped to cope with change.  We want our Heyford Park sixth form students to be the best. Whether they want to go to University or enter a graduate training route, it is important that they can exhibit employability and leadership skills.  They must have developed their resilience and problem solving skills so that they are clear about their personal values as they face decisions in their futures.

Graduate routes are changing with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and a wide range of companies are offering more opportunities for trainees to enter graduate apprenticeships with them working in partnership with universities.

This programme is based on project briefs set by external organisations. Heyford Park Sixth Form has worked with Roborace, Viridor and Young Enterprise to develop students’ wider vocational skills, skills such as communication, confidence, financial capability, teamwork, resilience, organisation, problem solving and initiative.