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Curriculum 

Curriculum Intent

At Beaconsfield High School our curriculum intent is to support a happy, high achieving learning community enriched by the opportunity to discover talents and passions.

We plan and build our curriculum so that academic knowledge, enrichment and life skills match the high aspirations of our learners and allow them to make the strongest progress over time.

This will prepare them to be the best they can be in school, as citizens in their community and in their future.    

Sixth Form Curriculum

 Our Beaconsfield High School A-Level programme blends academia with opportunities to develop skills of leadership, creativity, teamwork, resilience and independent thinking.

This we achieve through a broad and balanced curriculum that consists of:

  • 3 A Levels
  • Sports & Activities Programme
  • UCAS & Futures Programme
  • PSHCE Programme
  • Lecture Series
  • Volunteering/Work Experience

Plus one of:

  • EPQ
  • AS Computer Science
  • 4th A level

We also strongly encourage all students to take part in:

  • Team Projects (Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh, National Citizenship Service)
  • Extra & Super Curricular Activities
  • Essay Competitions
  • Outreach Opportunities
  • Trips & Visits

Each A Level subject has four taught hours per week with an understanding that students will match this contact time in private study.  A-Level options include all subjects available for GCSE as well as additional ones, currently: Further Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics, Government and Politics, Media Studies, Psychology and Sociology. Further information can be found in the sixth form prospectus.

 The EPQ has one contact hour each week with students managing their research beyond that independently. The EPQ is designed to prepare students for university study by developing time management skills, presentation skills, writing project reports and completing research. It also allows students to demonstrate their passion for an area of study not covered by their A’ Level studies. In consultation with the Head of Sixth Form, some students may choose instead to study a fourth A’Level or an AS in Computer Science

Our pastoral curriculum is delivered through five distinct PSCHE drop down days, in dedicated form time sessions, and supported by our extensive extra and super curricular programme of events and activities.

Year 12 students have one timetabled sports and activities lesson per week where they can opt to do elite sport, recreational PE, sports leadership, in school volunteering / mentoring or out of school volunteering / mentoring. They also have one timetabled lesson per week devoted to the lecture series whereby organisations from local and national businesses, to universities, alumnae, literary and political figures present weekly lectures. This broadens their knowledge, opens their eyes to other perspectives and possibilities, and enhances their learning experience thus preparing them to be the best they can be in school, as citizens in their community and in their future.   

For more detailed information about our provision within the Sixth Form, please refer to our Sixth Form Prospectus.   

 For further details on the current subject curriculum being studied please click on the subjects listed below. 

Art, Craft & Design

History

Biology

Latin

Business Studies

Maths

Chemistry

Media Studies

Computer Science (AS)

Music

Drama and Theatre Studies  

Physical Education

Economics

Physics

English Language and Literature

Politics

English Literature

Psychology
French 

Religious Studies

Further Maths

Sociology

Geography

Spanish

Graphic Communication