KS5 Course Overview
In September 2010 we introduced Sixth Form courses at Meadowhead School. We believe that Meadowhead is an outstanding school and that many students and families feel the same. We are now building on the best that Meadowhead has to offer and establishing a Sixth Form provision fit for the 21st century. Students now have the opportunity to be taught by teachers they know, and who know them well right through to university.
We are also working with our Trust Partners, including Sheffield Hallam University and The Sheffield College, to enable us to personalise the curriculum and offer our students the widest range of courses in the city with excellent guidance and support to progress in the future.
A brand new Sixth Form suite has been installed in the school with new computers and study area. We are developing our Sixth Form provision to take advantage of many new opportunities. We are working with Sheffield Hallam University to develop our ICT infrastructure to enable our Sixth Form students to use ICT as a way to enhance their learning. Areas in school have been set aside for private study, including ready access to ICT.
It is vital to all of us that our Sixth Form provision is successful from the start. A personalised learning programme is in place for individual students about suitable courses and qualifications, based on their own interests and ambitions and supported by our detailed knowledge of their strengths and potential. Offers of places on Sixth Form courses are based on secure evidence with a high degree of confidence that the courses are appropriate for the individual.
In partnership with The Sheffield College Norton Centre, we have been able to offer a curriculum for our Sixth Form students to enable them to progress further. Currently, our Sixth Form programme allows students to access A-level courses in:
- English (Language, Literature, and Lang/Lit)
- Maths (Core/Mechanics, Core/Statistics, Further Maths)
- Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Humanities (History, Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, Ethics)
- Languages (French, German, Spanish)
- Applied ICT
- PE (BTEC Level 3)
- Art Textiles
- Other courses including Business Studies, Photography, Accounting, Art and Graphics, Sociology, Psychology, Critical Thinking, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media