Key Stage 5
Students in years 12 and 13 can choose from a wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer in our sixth form centre.
Most pick three or four AS subjects in their first year and then in the second year generally focus on three at A2 Level.
AS/A2 Levels on offer at Cardinal Heenan include:
Art and design, biology, business studies, chemistry, drama, English language, English literature, further maths, history, ICT (applied), law, maths, music technology, PE, science (applied), psychology, physics, RE and sociology. We also offer vocational courses in sport studies, fitness instructing and personal training. Please visit individual subject pages by using the menu, left, to find out more.
GCSE resit opportunities are also offered in English and maths. This is compulsory where a student has not achieved a grade C previously.
All students are expected to attend five timetabled independent study periods per week. A programme of enrichment opportunities operates on Wednesday afternoons.
New Accountability Measures
LIST OF SUBJECTSART
COMPUTING & ICT
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.