How do we meet the requirements of the 16 – 19 study programme?
All ESFA funded education for 16 to 19 year olds should be delivered as a study programme which combines qualifications and other activities, and which is tailored to each student’s prior attainment and career goals. Every study programme must have a core aim. For the majority of students, this will be either the study of substantial technical, applied or academic qualification(s) or preparation for employment
The Banbury Aspirations Campus sixth form programme consists of a Level 3 programme. The Level 3 programme is composed mostly of academic qualifications and many students study facilitating subjects. There are a few applied courses on offer.
All our students study programmes which offer them breadth and depth. They take part in a structured and challenging learning programme that supports their development, and prepares them for higher education and the world of work.
- All our students study three or four A Levels and/or BTEC subjects.
- They have the opportunity to study EPQ in Year 13.
- Students who have not achieved English or Maths in Yr 11 at grade 4, are supported to do so in Year 12
- Students study the Trust wide AED (Aspirations Employability Diploma) in Year 12 as a compulsory part of their curriculum. This enables students to work with employers on real projects and develop the project management skills needed for the real world of work.
- Students undertake a week’s volunteering placement at the end of Year 12
- Students are supported to source work experience placements in Year 12
- All students take part in a mentor time session every day. The PSHCEE programme is delivered through this time, including a focus on RSE and careers.
- Students eligible for the 16-19 tuition fund, take part in individual or small group tutoring sessions.