16-19 Programmes of Study
At King Charles I School, all students follow a study programme that is tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. Students choose at least three A level (or equivalent) subjects - some students are able to choose four A levels, if this is deemed suitable. Our collaboration with Haybridge High School and Hagley Catholic school means that we are able offer a wide range of applied and academic courses to our students. Further information on the courses we offer can be found in the courses link to the left.
Students who do not achieve a GCSE grade 4 in maths and/or English are required to continue these subjects as part of their study programme. Students have timetabled lessons during the week with subject specialists to support them to achieve their GCSE.
The Sixth Form study programmes also include a substantial amount of non-qualification activity, including daily tutorials, assemblies, work experience, study skills, and study support. Students are encouraged to take part in a range of activities which complement the other elements of the programme and supports applications for higher education, apprenticeships or employment. Students can undertake a wide range of accredited and non-accredited enrichment activities, including the Level 3 EPQ, DofE, Young Enterprise, debating, charity and volunteer work.
We provide an ongoing programme of work-related opportunities such as the annual Careers and Higher Education Fair, industry-specific career talks, Higher Education briefings and university masterclasses. Students have a number of next-step career throughout Years 12 and 13 as well as an appointment with our independent careers advisor. All students take part in a week long work experience in Year 12 in the July of Year 12 in order to help better prepare them for the world of work.
As a school, we are constantly reviewing and evaluating our programme of study to ensure that it meets the needs of our students. Our goal is to ensure that all students leave sixth form with not only the qualifications that they need progress to the next stage, but also the information they need to make informed decisions about their future.