Sixth Form Curriculum


St. Peter’s is fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of subjects. There are currently 25 offered which are taught by subject specialists. Other subjects may be available by arrangement with local providers. All students are required to study 3 A Level/Applied Courses (some students may choose to study 4), attend Christian Living lessons and participate in ‘Active Learning’ Lessons during Year 12. The availability of the Extended Project Qualification enables all students the option of enrolling on the AQA Baccalaureate. Economic wellbeing and financial capability alongside other key topics are discussed and studied during tutorial periods and as cross-curricular themes.

In addition to the Active Learning Lessons, students in Year 12 have available to them a tremendous number of opportunities:

  • The Debating Society
  • St Peter’s Sixth Form Newspaper
  • Peer tutoring system
  • Sixth Form Student Leadership Team
  • Sports Leaders
  • Young Enterprise
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • Lunchtime Supervisor
  • Charity projects and support at public events alongside staff

Some subject courses offer a variety of visits and field work to students, ranging from river investigations to visits to Her Majesty’s Prisons.

Students will also be able to engage in a wide range of activities parallel to school or as extra-curricular activities. These include:

  • HE conferences
  • University visits
  • Practical activities as appropriate to relevant subjects
  • Visits to retreat houses
  • Educational visits at home and abroad; examples of which include the Berlin - Krakow and New York visits