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Sixth Form Curriculum

Our intention is to provide a broad a balanced curriculum, delivered through a culture of high expectations, principled and caring relationships and consistent routines.  We use our expert subject knowledge to inspire and enthuse children, sparking curiosity and risk taking.

Our curriculum and teaching seek to develop vocabulary, knowledge, skills, character and culture over the long term. We support this through our ‘Pillars of Excellence’; strategies that represent best practice throughout the curriculum.

Our Learning Journeys sets out the order in which the curriculum is delivered in every subject.

Pupils who have met the entry requirements study three Level 3 courses from a programme offered at the School.


Pupils not eligible to study Level 3 courses can follow the Access Pathway enabling them to continue to follow courses in English, Maths, Employability, Extended Project as well as participating in a regular weekly work placement.


The purpose of the Access Pathway is to support transition to either Level 3 courses or an apprenticeship at a later stage.


Provided they meet the entry requirements, pupils are able to patriciate in a Football Academy, operated in collaboration with Tonbridge Angels Football Club alongside the study of Level 2 or 3 courses.


All pupils will follow courses in Physical Education, PSHE and Citizenship (Delivered through eight ‘Focus Days’) and work experience (delivered through one ‘Focus Week’).

A Level (Academic) Subjects:

  • Art & Design

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • English Literature

  • Fashion Design

  • Geography

  • German

  • History

  • Maths

  • Further Maths

  • Media Studies

  • Photography

  • Physics

  • Product Design

  • Sociology

The curriculum in Years 12 and 13 is defined by pathways:

  1. The A-Level Pathway: Pupils study three A Levels and access to the extended project qualification.

  2. The Career Related Pathway: Pupils study up to three  vocational qualifications related to the world of work

  3. The Combined Pathway: Pupils study three courses (A Level and Vocational)

  4. The Access Pathway: This pathway allows open access to the Sixth Form for those pupils not meeting the entry requirements for pathways 1 to 3 and involves GCSE Maths and English, an employability course, one Level 3 career related course (where appropriate) and a regular linked work placement.

Pupils can combine academy membership at Tonbridge Angels Football Club with any these pathways.


Pupils who have not yet secured a Grade 4 or higher in GCSE Maths and/or English Language will be required to continue to study these subjects as part of their Sixth Form curriculum.


In addition, all pupils will study Physical Education, PHSE /Citizenship and work related learning (non-examined).

Career-Related (Vocational) Subjects:​


  • Applied Science

  • Business Studies

  • Criminology

  • Health and Social Care

  • Law

  • Sport and Physical Activity

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