What can I study in the Bennett Sixth Form?
There are a very wide range of courses which students can study in the Bennett Memorial School Sixth Form. The vast majority of our Sixth Form courses are A level courses. In addition to A levels we offer three diploma courses, in digital media, sport and physical activity and health and social care. These diploma courses are the equivalent to two A levels. We also offer the Cambridge Technical in ICT, which is equivalent to studying one A level. It is normally expected that Bennett Sixth Form students will also complete a Level Three Extended Project in year 12.
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Linear A levels
Linear A levels are designed to be taught and learned over two years. All of the knowledge, understanding and skill that you learn will be assessed at the end of the course, at the end of Y13. In all A level subjects what you have learned will be assessed in a series of final examinations in the summer of 2024. At Bennett the only AS courses offered are a standalone mathematics AS and the Extended Project Qualification.
L3 Diploma Courses
Bennett offers three L3 Diploma courses, in digital media, sport and physical activity and health and social care. We also offer an OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in ICT. In all cases the courses are studied over two years and students are expected to produce coursework which contributes to an assessed portfolio throughout both years of the course. There is also an examined element. Digital media, sport and physical activity and health
and social care courses take up the equivalent of two A levels of time in a student’s curriculum, ICT takes up the equivalent of one A level.
We offer the widest range of A Levels and other courses locally, which meets the needs of a full range of aspirations and interests. Find out more by watching the videos below.
The Bennett Sixth Form is built on success. The vast majority of Bennett students are at the School for seven years, and when they begin their Sixth Form, they do so having achieved outstanding GCSE results in year 11.
Those high expectations continue in the Sixth Form, where Bennett students achieve excellent A Level grades, including a large proportion with A*, A and B, in challenging academic subjects. This happens because of the school’s strong shared ethos and values, our absolute belief in the potential of every student to achieve, our expectations of hard work and commitment, excellent teaching, good pastoral care, careful monitoring and support and opportunities to take part in a wide range of co-curricular activities.
Those students aiming for high grades achieve them in the Bennett Sixth Form: our record of success is established. Ours is also an inclusive Sixth Form, and we offer the widest range of A Levels and other courses locally, which meets the needs of a full range of aspirations and interests.