Lower and Upper Sixth

    Curriculum for Lower and Upper Sixth Forms (Years 12 and 13)

    The Sixth Form years at Ryde School form an important transition between the more formal, directed learning of GCSE and the more liberal and individual experience of a university education. It is a time for growing maturity and independence but within the guided framework of the School. All the Sixth Form pupils are expected to take on more responsibility for their own progress and personal organisation and the opportunities for study, leadership and extracurricular activities also increase.

    Pupils follow one of three possible academic courses; three A Levels plus enrichment, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme. The pupils have a free choice of the route that best fits their future career plans and are encouraged to access the advice and support available. All three courses are studied over two years with School examinations taking place at the end of the Lower Sixth.

    Two hours of curriculum time are reserved for sport or community service, when Sixth Formers are expected to take a break from their academic work.

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