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Coombes Sixth Form

Contextual Information for UCAS

Coombe Sixth Form contextual information & curriculum provision
University applications,

Autumn 2017

Coombe Sixth Form is a two site Sixth Form which offers both A level and the Level 3 Extended Diploma. Most of our female students join the sixth form from Coombe Girls’ School, an outstanding girls’ comprehensive. 18% of girls are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding and 4% have English as an Additional Language. Most of our male students join Coombe Sixth Form from Coombe Boys’ School, a rapidly improving comprehensive, with a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. 24% of students at Coombe Boys’ are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding and 20% of students have English as an Additional Language. Both schools operate in a borough which has selective state grammar schools.

A level:

Students studying A Levels are based at Coombe Girls’ School.

There are around 140 students in Year 13.

Students who started courses in September 2016 only sat AS levels exams in the summer of 2017 in legacy courses and these were certificated. Our curriculum model is that the vast majority of students study three A levels for two years. A very small number of students study four subjects.

The Extended Project Qualification is offered as an additional course to all students, in students’ free time. Supervisors of the EPQ adopt a supportive but hands off approach in order to best support students’ transition to undergraduate study. A small percentage of the cohort complete the qualification.

BTEC:

Students studying BTEC courses are based at Coombe Boys’ School. There are around 40 students in Year 13, the majority of whom apply to university.

It is not possible for students to combine the Extended Diploma with other types of qualification, apart from resits in GCSE English or Maths. Students are involved in volunteering within school and an enrichment programme on Wednesday afternoons.