Year 12 and 13 Subject Information

We recognise that the move from GCSE’s to A-Level study is challenging and we have created a sixth form which makes this transition as easy as possible providing students with both independence and structured support.

Our sixth form offers a vast array of qualifications at all levels providing academic rigor, pastoral support, and guidance to give students the qualifications and personal development needed for success in any chosen field. Students are able to explore the subjects that interest them within a vibrant, friendly, and purposeful learning environment. Our academic programme prepares students for top universities and careers, focussing on providing depth as well as breadth.

For more details on the specific content of subjects offered please Click Here. All students at Whitchurch follow a programme of guidance and support to ensure that they are following an appropriate and individual leaning pathway which matches their aspirations.

Details of the guidance and consultation programme in place for the current academic year can be seen below:

Year 11 Option Process 2022 – 2023

  • COMPLETION OF ILPP: September 2022 to April 2023
  • YEAR 11 OPTIONS LAUNCH: Week beginning 14th November 2022
  • OPTION SUBJECT INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE: December 2022
  • KEY STAGE 5 SUBJECT OPTION TALKS IN LESSONS AND ASSEMBLY: December 2022 onwards
  • SIXTH FORM OPTIONS OPEN EVENING: 19th January 2023
  • FREE CHOICE SURVEY: 23rd January – 3rd February 2023 – the decisions made by pupils at this stage are used to help formulate the Sixth form option grid.
  • OPTION GRID AVAILABLE: 13th February 2023
  • INDIVIDUAL STUDENT INTERVIEWS & EMPLOYER MOCK INTERVIEWS: 14th, 15th and 16th February 2023
  • SIXTH FORM APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3rd March 2023.

Options Launch Presentations:

Please click on the links below to view our options launch presentations.

The PowerPoint presentation is also available below if you want to refer to any of the slides, or follow any of the links:

Individual Learning Pathway Plan

Please click here to be redirected to the Exploration Phase and the Development Phase versions of the Individual learning pathway plan.  Our year 10 and 11 students will be completing the Development Phase version. An alternative digital notebook version of the ILPP is available to students in their wellbeing team on Microsoft Teams

Options Programme Student Support

The presentations below provide video clips and voiceovers which take students through each step of the options process. The first presentation (video version) runs through the timeline of support that is in place as part of the options and guidance process.  It includes explanations on how to log free choice and final option choice decisions using the SIMs Student App. or the options online website. The second presentation (video version) runs through the Development Phase of the Individual Learning Pathway Plan. The final presentation combines both presentations, but is in a PowerPoint format.  When downloaded students can scroll through to any slide and click on the video or voiceover.  This allows students to view the required information at the appropriate time during the year.

Year 12 Option Grid 2023-2024

A link to the year 12 option grid for 2023-2024 will be available here from 13th February 2023.

Sixthform Admissions

A copy of the 6th form application form which outlines our entry requirements, code of conduct and frequently asked questions can be found on the admissions section of the website, please Click Here to be redirected. 

Applications can be completed online this year by using the following link: https://whitchurchhighschool.applicaa.com/sixthform