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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 25 students).  Most students study four AS-level qualifications in Year 12 and then reduce to study three A levels in Year 13 (our most able students may choose to continue to study 4 A levels).  In addition, all students in Year 12 sit the AS General Studies exam, and those achieving grade D or above are automatically entered for this subject at A Level.

Each subject in Years 12 and 13 is taught over nine 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 form tutor period and assembly.

Throughout Years 12 and 13 students meet regularly with their 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.