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3) Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

Here at Norton College 6th form, we are very proud of our students and their achievements. Over the last 5 years, our students have achieved excellent results and we have been able to celebrate our best ever results each year. We enjoy sharing the success of our students when they leave us to progress to university or a career of their choice. To find out more about our 6th form, please view our prospectus and the dedicated area of our website.

Mrs G McDonald, Head of Sixth Form

Sixth form students at Norton College can choose to study a range of subjects and qualification types, including:

  • Art/Fine Art (A Level)
  • Biology (A Level)
  • Business (A Level)
  • Chemistry (A Level)
  • Creative Media (BTEC)
  • English Literature (A Level)
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ; AS Level)
  • Geography (A Level)
  • Health & Social Care (BTEC)
  • History (A Level)
  • Hospitality & Catering (BTEC)
  • Information Technology (Cambridge Technicals)
  • Maths (A Level)
  • Music Performance (BTEC)
  • Performing Arts (BTEC)
  • Photography (A Level)
  • Physics (A Level)
  • Politics (A Level)
  • Production Arts (BTEC)
  • Psychology (A Level)
  • Spanish (A Level)
  • Sport (BTEC)

In addition to the formal and taught curriculum, our 6th form students receive excellent pastoral support with their academic studies and personal development. We also offer resit GCSE classes in English and maths for those students who do not achieve a grade 4 (or above) in either subject.

Our study programme for 6th form students comprises:

  • 3 substantial academic or applied courses (or 4 by exception) to provide stretch and challenge in order to prepare students for employment or the next level of education.
  • 8 taught hours per course (per fortnight) for the majority of level 3 courses.
  • Re-sitting GCSE English or maths for those who have achieved below a grade 4 in either subject, as well as the option to re-sit for those who achieved a grade 4.
  • A meaningful mentoring programme linked to careers and personal development.
  • A formal enrichment programme offering a range of qualification and non-qualification activities.
  • Dedicated private study periods to support independent completion of home learning and revision materials and activities.