At DOYRMS students have many options when choosing their sixth form curriculum. Most sixth formers will take three core A-level or Btec subjects. They will have twelve taught periods a fortnight plus two periods of directed private study. In addition to their core subjects’ students will also pick one enrichment subject where they will have one taught lesson a week. Some students can take the option of studying four A-level subjects. In their non-contact periods students will study in the main school teaching buildings either in the library or a study room.
A-levels (Advanced levels) are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can normally study three or more A levels over two years. All A-level subjects have recently been reformed to a linear style with examinations taken at the end of two years and little coursework in most subjects.
Typical A-Level subject choices:
Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Literature, French, Geography, German, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Textiles.
Btec stands for the Business and Technology Education Council. Btecs are specialist work-related qualifications which combine practical learning with subject and theory content. Most assessment is project based with less examinations than an A-level. Btec level 3 qualifications are equivalent to A-levels and can be studied in combination with them.
Typical Btec subject choices:
Engineering, Sport, Performing Arts.
Enrichment at DOYRMS has been designed to give every student the chance to supplement their education with a worthwhile and appropriate qualification. All sixth form students will take one enrichment course which is completed over the two years. All courses offered lead to nationally recognised qualifications which can lead to further study or directly into employment.
Higher Sports Leadership Award, Lowland Expedition Leader, Extended Project Qualification, Arts Award Gold, Core Mathematics.