Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Key Stage 5

The Sixth Form plays an important part in St Thomas More Catholic School, providing role models for younger pupils, a feeling of maturity, interest and challenge for their teachers.

For the pupils Sixth Form can be an important stepping stone towards personal and academic fulfilment.

Pupils generally start year 12 following the equivalent of 4 courses, completing one at the end of year 12 and the three remaining subjects at the end of year 13. Students can undertake traditional A’ level subjects or vocational subjects, or a mixture of both (timetable permitting).

 Advanced Level Courses

Art and Design – Textiles (DT) Engineering ICT
Biology English Language Mathematics
Business Studies English Literature Further Mathematics
Chemistry Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Music
Computer Science French Music Technology
Design Technology: German Philosophy & Ethics – R.E.
Graphics Products with Materials Technology Geography Physical Education
Product Design – Textiles Health and Social Care Physics
Drama and Theatre Studies History Psychology


Applied Advanced Level Courses

Art & Design Science


Vocational Courses

Business Engineering
Health and Social Care Sports & Exercise Science

At St Thomas More, we recognise the importance of achieving grade C GCSE in both maths and English in order to help pupils to progress to further study, training and skilled employment. Therefore a condition of return to study in Sixth form, is that any pupils who have not attained Maths or English or both must continue studying these subjects until such time they successfully achieve the minimum required grade.

More details about the curriculum content and assessment can be found in the sixth form prospectus.

Student also follow a ‘Core’ education programme which covers a variety of activities including…

  • Community service
  • Religious Education
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Post 18 preparation including support in applying to University, applying for jobs, gap years etc.

Long-term plans for Key Stage 5 can be found here.