The Sixth Form at Southam College is a thriving part of the College and the local community.
It has a record of high educational achievement and specialises in a wide range of A Level and Level 3 courses. These enable students to progress into Higher Education, employment and further training. Our large Sixth Form of 300 students is open to all students who wish to study in a caring and stable environment. The majority of our Sixth Form is made up from Southam College students but we welcome applications from all schools. A key feature of our Sixth Form are the very positive relationships which exist between staff and students. We are committed to providing valuable support in the important transition from GCSE to A Level and also in preparing students for later life.
We hope you are able to find courses that suit your future plans and we really look forward to helping guide you through your Sixth Form pathway.
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THE MAIN PROGRAMME OF STUDY
The main programme of study provides students with the opportunity to combine a wide range of A Level courses studied over two years, the main features of which are as follows:
REFORMED A LEVEL SUBJECTS FROM 2017
These subjects are now ‘linear’ with the A level based on final exams taken at the end of year 13. An AS qualification is available, however the marks cannot be taken towards the final A level grade; the AS is a separate qualification. Most of these are based on 3 or 4 units of approximately equal size.
LEVEL 3 APPLIED SUBJECTS
These courses are mostly coursework based with students completing assignments which are teacher assessed. They are usually ranked as Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* and are equivalent to A level in many university/apprenticeship routes.
In Southam Sixth Form we have a number of opportunities for students to take on leadership responsibility.
HEAD BOY/HEAD GIRL
This traditional student leadership role is important and prestigious at Southam. The Head Boy and Girl come from y13 and are appointed in the summer of Y12. Candidates must write a letter and also be interviewed by the Head, plus a student vote and staff vote.
Prefects are appointed each year in September. We currently have over 50 prefects in Y12 and Y13. Prefects are interviewed and appointed by the Head Boy and Head Girl
Each of the 4 school houses have 2 captains, appointed in Y13