In many ways the Sixth Form is Hayes School’s crowning glory. It is the culmination of 7 years of schooling and the bridge to university, further education or careers that would not be accessible without the qualifications obtained during the 1 or 2 year courses.
Hayes Sixth Form has approximately 400 students comprising of the 75% of students who stay on from Year 11 and the large number who transfer to the Sixth Form from other schools. Both groups are attracted by the reputation for academic success, the large number and great variety of courses on offer and the exciting social activities and opportunities that Hayes Sixth Form offers.
Hayes Sixth Form offers the opportunity for young people to study, socialise and develop in a structured and caring environment. Greater freedom is matched with the expectation of increased responsibility. Progress is monitored and shared with the students and their parents. We believe this is the environment and structure where students can achieve their potential and develop the study and social skills required for Higher Education and the world of work.
In the Sixth Form students develop their leadership skills by being role models for the lower school, taking up roles such as Prefects and by representing the school in the community and even nationally. Equally students can access the impressive range of extra curricular opportunities in Sport, Music, Drama and many other areas. Sixth Formers organise the Sixth Form and run the school council assisted by teaching and non-teaching staff. They also receive guidance and counselling on a whole range of issues from study skills to careers, higher education and financial matters.
Ultimately it is the quality of teaching and learning which distinguishes our Sixth Form and we are proud of the success academically and personally of the young men and women who, when they leave our Sixth Form, are in a far stronger position to make success of their lives and contribute to the world they live in.
At Hayes we aim, as always, to provide a Sixth Form Curriculum which supports breadth and
depth whilst providing considerable flexibility. The learning programme will vary according
to students’ ability and will provide a clear progression to higher education, employment and
We provide students with the opportunity to:
• Study for a range of qualifications
• Study a wider range of subjects whilst maintaining scope for specialisation
• Combine academic and vocational study
• Participate in enrichment activities
A wide range of qualifications is now available:
AS…………..Advanced Subsidiary level
A Level……Advanced level
“Applied” A level
BTEC level 2
Specialised Diploma (level 2)
In Year 12 students may choose to study AS, Specialised Diploma or BTEC subjects or a
mixture of AS and “Applied” A levels.
In Year 13 students may wish to study subjects to a higher level to achieve A level or
“Applied” A level awards, and/or to study different AS subjects.
We intend to offer the following subjects in September 2008:
Art Economics Media Studies#
- Fine English Language & Literature Music
- Photography English Literature Music Technology
- Textiles Film Studies Performing Arts
Biology French Philosophy & Ethics
Business*# Further Maths*** Physical Education
Business Studies Geography Physics
Chemistry German Information Technology#
Computer Science Government and Politics Psychology
Creative and Media** History Sociology
Design Technology Leisure and Tourism* Spanish
Drama Maths (including Mechanics Travel and Tourism#
The subjects will be offered at AS/A level. Those marked with # will also be offered at
“Applied” A level as well as AS, apart from Travel and Tourism which is “Applied” A level
Those marked with an asterisk* will be offered at BTEC level 2 (formerly GNVQ).
** - indicates Specialised diploma (level 2).
*** - is available to A level Maths students in Year 13 as an AS level.