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Key Stage 5 (KS5) - Sixth Form

An overview of how Crompton House structures the curriculum delivery for Key Stage 5


We are proud of our Sixth Form, both in terms of its academic achievement and of the contribution our students make to the school and to the wider community.  We have a dedicated team of tutors and admin staff who provide guidance and pastoral support to all students.  Students enjoy their own Sixth Form Centre, which has a dedicated dining facility, IT suite, and quiet areas/learning pods for individual study, mentoring or collaborative work.  Our school Careers Officer is also based in the Sixth Form Centre and personal appointments can be made through the centre’s office.


Sixth Form classes are generally smaller in number than main school classes (ranging from 5 to 20 students).  Most students study three A level subjects with the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification which is the equivalent of an extra half of an A level as an additional qualification. All students also take part in a work shadowing scheme in order to develop the whole individual as well as their academic success.


Each subject in Year 12 and 13 is taught over ten hours every two weeks.  Outside of lessons, students are given freedom and responsibility to manage their time – students can move in and out of school using a swipe card system, and the only day all students are required to be in school at 8.40am is on Tuesdays for their tutor period and assembly.

Throughout years 12 and 13, students meet regularly with their Academic tutor to receive mentoring and support, including career guidance, UCAS applications, personal, social and health issues, and support with enrichment activities including the leadership programme or EPQ.