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Key Stage 5 – A Level


Academic Year Groups 12 & 13

Becoming a Sixth Form student at KH8 is a very privileged position to attain. You are taking the first steps to becoming an adult, as such, you will be expected to act like an adult and live up to the responsibilities placed upon you by all staff. As a Sixth Former, you have a lot of say in how the school functions on a daily basis, you will be given opportunities to become involved in all aspects of the school development, lead on CCA activities, plan and deliver assemblies, involve yourself in yearly events such as Halloweenor International day, plan trips and overnight stays, support faculties and teaching staff in delivering projects for the school, step up as a House coordinator and last but not least organise the end of year prom, all while studying hard for A levels. We expect you to continually develop your leadership skills throughout your time at King Henry VIII Sixth Form.

Key stage 5 – A Level – Years 12 and 13

Sixth Form (Key Stage 5) is the final period of education at King Henry VIII College (KH8). Here, in Years 12 and 13, we aim to prepare students for successful university entry, and for life beyond school. We do so by helping them to develop a curiosity and a lasting passion for learning, as well as to help improve confidence and self-esteem by encouraging active participation in artistic, musical and sporting pursuits.

KH8 Sixth Form students will be guided towards achieving CAIE AS and A-Levels qualifications recognised by universities globally.

Year 12 – Students begin with three or four subjects, then sit a series of external examinations at the end of the year. If passed, this awards them an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level qualification, graded from A – E

Each subject is a standalone qualification which will be the primary means for entrance into university. AS and A Levels are internationally recognised qualifications accepted by universities across the globe, including all the major Higher Education destinations KH8 students will apply for (UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, etc.).

In Year 13 students can continue with 3 or 4 of their original AS subjects to A-Level, again, examinations are taken at the end of the academic year.