Sixth Form Curriculum

In our Sixth Form* (years 12 and 13), we believe that every pupil deserves the best possible pathway for their future.
Our curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire pupils, while also providing them with the platform to enter university or the world of work.

The Aquila School is a candidate school* for the Career Related Programme and Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. 

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org 

Year 12 & 13: Pathways for the Future

We offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, a highly regarded qualification that is recognized by universities around the world.
The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year program that challenges pupils to think critically and independently. It covers a wide range of subjects, including English, mathematics, science, humanities, languages, and the arts.
We also offer a number of vocational pathways through BTEC qualifications. BTECs are practical qualifications that prepare pupils for specific careers. We offer BTECs in a variety of subjects, including business, sport, IT, and performing arts.

Year 12 & 13: Pathways for the Future

We offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, a highly regarded qualification that is recognized by universities around the world.
The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year program that challenges pupils to think critically and independently. It covers a wide range of subjects, including English, mathematics, science, humanities, languages, and the arts.
We also offer a number of vocational pathways through BTEC qualifications. BTECs are practical qualifications that prepare pupils for specific careers. We offer BTECs in a variety of subjects, including business, sport, IT, and performing arts.

Baccalaureate (IB)

We also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-Related Programme, which sees pupils combine both the IBDP and BTEC qualifications - providing both a highly regarded qualification, but also one that prepared them to enter their chosen profession or career with a head start.

Baccalaureate (IB)

We also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Careere-Related Programme, which sees pupils combine both the IBDP and BTEC qualifications - providing both a highly regarded qualification, but also one that prepared them to enter their chosen profession or career with a head start.

About learning

Our teachers are highly skilled and experienced, and they are committed to helping each pupil reach their full potential. They use a variety of teaching methods, including inquiry-based learning, problem-solving, and project work. They also create a positive and supportive learning environment where pupils feel safe to take risks and learn from their mistakes.
At The Aquila School, we believe that every child is unique and has their own special talents and abilities. We are committed to helping each pupil develop their full potential, both academically and personally. We want our pupils to leave school with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future, and we also want them to be well-rounded individuals who are confident and compassionate.

Beyond the Classroom

The Aquila School children are provided with many opportunities to develop and thrive.
Learning is not limited to the classroom, but can also take place outdoors or through an educational visit, or a community service project. Lessons are lively, fun and challenging, and provide children with many opportunities to think critically and independently.

Social and Emotional Development

In addition to the British curriculum, our school values, ethos and teaching approaches encourage children to develop collaborative enquiry skills, and understand that they are important individuals who can make a positive difference to the lives of others.
Our aim is to promote curiosity, to encourage children to ask questions, and to teach them to use their skills and knowledge confidently in real-life situations.