Curriculum
Sixth Form

 

Dynamic, varied and vibrant, the Sixth Form at Worth gives students an education in the broadest sense, offering: personal, social and spiritual development; a challenging academic formation; a superb range of wider-curricular activities, lecture programme and social events.

Entry into the Sixth Form

Worth School accepts pupils on the expectation and hope that they will complete their secondary schooling at Worth; however, annual promotion is subject to the pupil having shown satisfactory academic performance as determined by the Head Master and a good disciplinary record. The School may, at the Head Master's discretion, make entry to the Sixth Form conditional upon the results of GCSE/IGCSE examinations. Normally, pupils entering the Sixth Form will have at least six GCSE/IGCSE Grades A*-B, and/or GCSE Grades of 6 or above.

The Sixth Form at Worth

In addition to our own 'home-grown' students rising up through the School, we take students in from all over the world. The Sixth Form community is lively, warm and very welcoming.

Students in the Sixth Form elect to follow either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or take A Levels, the latter accompanied if so desired by the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). A Pre-IB course is available which prepares non-UK students for the full Diploma programme.

Both the IBDP and A Levels are recognised as superb qualifications for entry to universities all over the world. Every year, our students gain university places at home and abroad, among them Oxford and Cambridge and the other Russell Group universities in the UK, Ivy League Universities in the US and top institutions in Europe.

Worth Sixth Form provides students with every opportunity for academic success, with small classes that enable students to fulfil their potential, and close monitoring of progress and attainment.

For the full range of information about Sixth Form programmes of study and available subjects, the 2017-18 Sixth Form Options booklet is a useful resource.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Worth School has successfully delivered the IB Diploma since 2002, swiftly establishing itself as an IB World School with an international reputation for getting excellent results. We are not driven, however, primarily by league table performance, but by the sheer joy of seeing our students rising to the challenge of a rigorous and demanding course, developing into open-minded, knowledgeable and caring citizens equipped to meet the challenges of an increasingly global world.

The IBDP provides an education that is fit for the challenges of the 21st century, offering a superb preparation for life and for work to all its students. Students play to their strengths by selecting their particular combination of three Higher Level and three Standard Level subjects, from six subject groups, which is completed by Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay and the CAS programme.

A Levels

At Worth, we are also proud to prepare students for the 'gold standard' A Level qualifications. Students usually study four subjects in Year 12, continuing with three of these in Year 13. It is feasible for students to take more than three A Levels in Year 13, but the decision to do so should be made in conjunction with the Head of Sixth Form and the Deputy Head (Academic).

Specialisation is possible, but students can also choose a broader range of subjects, with considerable freedom in terms of possible combinations of subjects. A wide range of subjects is on offer for A Level and students can choose from: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, History, ICT, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies and Spanish. Italian and Mandarin may also be available at an additional charge.

The Sixth Form Options Booklet can be viewe here.

The Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) offers Sixth Form A Level students the opportunity to research a topic in depth and produce a 5,000-word dissertation on a subject of their choice. It is a free-standing AS qualification and its purpose is to add a further dimension to Sixth Form study, preparing students for the kind of independent learning that they will encounter at university.

More information is available on the EPQ, Sixth Form Admissions, Scholarships and Bursaries.

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