Horsforth Sixth Form Prospectus

A Positive LEARNING EXPERIENCE COURSE STRUCTURE The courses that Horsforth School offer are detailed in the Course Guide at the back of this prospectus. These qualifications are delivered as a two year A Level course; all students are expected to study 4 different elements.These might be 4 different subjects, 3 subjects and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or 3 different subjects with a work experience element. In addition we offer vocational courses in ICT and Science which have a different assessment pattern to traditional A Levels, with greater emphasis on coursework and different learning styles. A Positive Learning Experience | Horsforth School Sixth Form 06 CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT We recognise the importance of broadening the education of our students beyond their chosen courses. Employers and universities place increasing emphasis on problem-solving abilities, inter-personal qualities, teamwork, communication, numeracy and the effective use of information technology.We offer a comprehensive scheme of enhancement activities to allow students to develop these qualities and skills, which are documented and used for reports and reference purposes, and we have valuable links with a variety of departments at Leeds University. Horsforth School has received national commendation for our enhancement activities, which include the opportunity to gain a ‘Reading Matters’ qualification, as well as enrol on the ‘West Yorkshire Explorers’ course and Basic Sign Language training. “I only joined Horsforth School in the Sixth Form and I was immediately made to feel welcome.” Current Student