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 2021 - 2022

  • COMPLETION OF ILPP: September 2021 to April 2022
  • YEAR 11 OPTIONS LAUNCH: 20th October 2021
  • VIRTUAL SIXTH FORM OPTIONS OPEN EVENING: Available online from 13th January 2022
  • FREE CHOICE SURVEY: 17th January – 31st January 2022 – the decisions made by pupils at this stage are used to help formulate the Key Stage 5 option grid.
  • OPTION GRID AVAILABLE: 7th February 2022
  • INDIVIDUAL STUDENT INTERVIEWS: 8th, 9th and 10th February 2022
  • 6th FORM APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28th February 2022.

Options Launch Presentations:

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

The first presentation runs through the year 11 options and guidance process. The second presentation runs through the Development Phase of the Individual Learning Pathway Plan from a student perspective. A link to the pathway plan can be seen on the menu bar above - ILPP. The third presentation looks at our sixth form here at Whitchurch. The final presentation is delivered by our careers advisor Scott Gwynne which looks at alternative options for those who are not considering continuing with their studies in year 12.

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.

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 2022-2023

The year 12 option grid for 2022-2023 is now available to be viewed, please click here to download a copy.

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:

Curriculum Maps

For a copy of our Curriculum Overview Maps, showing the main themes or topics that your child will be studying throughout the academic year, please click on the relevant document below: