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Life @ Langley Sixth Form

Langley Sixth Form offers students from the UK and overseas an opportunity to develop into independent and well-rounded individuals. Our course subjects and activities programme offer something for everyone and our smaller class sizes ensure that students get the support they need from experienced staff.

Entry Requirements

Langley Sixth Form is open to current Langley students studying at the Senior School, as well as students from across the UK. Entry to the Sixth Form is dependent on performance in the GCSE examinations.
To follow a full programme of 3+ A levels students will need to have achieved a minimum grade B (level 6) or above in five subjects at GCSE.
To follow a full programme of 3 A levels or BTEC programme, students will need to have achieved grade C (level 4) at GCSE, with a grade B (level 6) in those subjects to be followed at AS level.
All students entering Sixth Form will meet with The Heads of Sixth Form to discuss an appropriate course of study.

Programmes of study

Most Langley Sixth Form students will study three A levels. As well as a range of academic studies, we also offer two BTEC courses in Sport (single and double) and Travel & Tourism. Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is also offered as an additional optional subject. Students can choose from the following subjects:

Accounting Art Biology Business Studies
Chemistry Computer Science Design & Technology Drama
Economics Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) English Literature French
Further Mathematics Geography German Politics
History Langley Football Academy (LFA) Law Mathematics
Media Music Religion, Philosophy & Ethics Photography
Physics Psychology Spanish Sport (BTEC)
Travel & Tourism

Note:

    1. Each subject within a block is only offered depending on enough interest and numbers. The school reserves the right to withdraw a subject from a block if insufficient interest is shown.
    2. Some subjects can prove to be very popular from time to time. The school reserves the right to cap numbers for a particular subject (usually at 15-18, but this can vary depending on subject). Weak candidates or late applicants may need to choose an alternative from the same block.
    3. The expectation is that all entrants to Langley Sixth Form will have passed at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*-C (level 9-5). For details on grade requirements for individual subjects please see the Sixth Form handbook.
    4. EAL (English as an Additional Language) is offered to overseas students whose first language is not English. This course leads to an IELTS qualification required for UK university entrance.
    5. Eligible candidates may also study Fast Track Chinese, Fast Track German or the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) during the two additional Private Study periods.

We actively encourage our students to achieve their best possible A level grades, but that doesn’t mean that learning only belongs in the classroom. In fact, the Langley experience comes from our huge investment in the modern and contemporary facilities available to Sixth Form students.
Beyond the curriculum Sixth Form students have the opportunity to participate in LAMDA, Music Lessons, Duke of Edinburgh, Model UN, Debating, Quizzing, International Trips (Gambia, Iceland, Morocco, Zanzibar, New York and Washington DC, to name but a few), CCF, First Aid, Academic challenges such as Olympiads, dramatic performances, concerts and cabaret etc.
Our sporting facilities are second to none for students wishing to pursue a career in professional sport or sport and the active leisure sector. Langley is one of the only schools in the UK to offer a dedicated programme of sports working with sporting partners including Norwich City Football Club and Leicester Tigers Rugby Academy. Langley also has an on-site physiotherapist to assist with rehabilitation from injuries.

Getting the most from the Sixth Form

Here at Langley, we want Sixth Form students to make the most of their time spent with us. Year 12 and 13 will develop essential and transferable skills making them more resilient in the workplace and supporting them as life-long learners.
Students are encouraged to take part in both local and national sporting and academic competitions.
It’s not all work and no play, as students can get involved with a number of social events such as the annual Summer Prom, Sixth Form Christmas Meal and Interscholastic Debates.

Extra-curricular options

Above all we encourage our students to take part in both academic and extra-curricular activities and get involved. During activities time, students can select from activities including sport, music, drama, debating and art.
Students can also lead activities to help develop their coaching skills. For example, older students can help to coach younger sports teams, or assist in academic clubs.
Tuesday afternoon is a sports afternoon for all Sixth Form students – healthy minds and healthy bodies. We encourage participation in either school team sports or alternative forms of exercise during this time (Yoga, Zumba, Swimming, running, gym, etc.)
Sixth Form students who are up to date with their studies, have no school commitments and have parents’ permission, can leave school at the end of academic day.

Taking on Responsibility

At Langley, we believe it’s important to encourage our students to lead by example and to get involved. We believe that responsibility pays a major part in our student’s life at Langley. In the Sixth Form, we encourage students to take on some form of responsibility and to get involved with leadership or team building activities.
Students can volunteer to help with the supervision of younger pupils, help with reading, act as scribes for internal exams and offer subject specific support alongside class teachers.
In Year 12 we encourage all students to get involved with at least one activity either as a coach or helper.
Some students take on more official roles such as Heads of School, House Captains, members of the Langley School Voice (LSV), captains of sports teams, Chair of the Debating Society, members of the Young Enterprise groups and buddies to new students to the school.
To find out more information about our Sixth Form, please email admissions@langleyschool.co.uk

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