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Sixth Form

Key Stage 5 Ages 16 - 18

Sixth Form Course

Wingate School is growing and moving from strength to strength. Joining our Sixth Form is being part of the drive and commitment by staff and students to make Wingate Sixth Form Study Centre an environment of excellence for advanced learning.

You will find a constructive atmosphere, one where we are determined to ensure that your time here is successful and you achieve the best academic results you can. Our small class sizes are an ideal setting for you to learn, discuss and develop the all-important questioning and reasoning skills that will help you maximise your potential at A Level. We have a team of highly qualified, expert teachers with a track record of success. Part of our school ethos is that we are a family and as such, we help and support each other. This means that the student, the school and parents work together.

Entering Wingate Sixth Form is a big step. There are lots of challenges and opportunities, many exciting and many demanding. You will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning with the help, advice and support of your teachers, tutors and supervisors. The addition of a supervised study area within the Sixth Form is there to help you achieve the maximum academic success.

Alongside your studies you will have the opportunity to take on a range of responsibilities such as organising charity events or assisting with activities in school. Indeed, the expectation is that you do carry out extra-curricular activities based on your interests and future plans. We actively encourage you to undertake work experience in the holidays. These enhance your university or job applications and help make you a ‘well-rounded’ individual.

Wherever you see yourself in the future, Wingate Sixth Form is the ideal location to start you on your journey to advanced level learning.

Curriculum overview

The essence of the Wingate Education

“Wingate Sixth Form has an exemplary track record for supporting our students in whichever academic direction they choose. This is all underpinned by our excellent pastoral care which ensures that every student has the opportunity to develop, ready for their individual academic or career pathway.”

Colette Tolfrey Secondary
Miss Tolfrey

Biology

Students sit the Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) in Biology which is available for International centres only. This qualification contains a written exam instead of coursework. This subject lays the foundation for a wide variety of further studies in Biology based Sciences, from Medicine to Marine Biology.
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Chemistry

Students sit the Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) in Chemistry which is available for International centres only. This qualification contains a written exam instead of coursework. This course provides the foundation for further careers in everything from Medicine to Architecture and Engineering, providing the essential link between Biology and Physics.
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Physics

Students sit the Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) in Physics which is available for International centres only. This qualification contains a written exam instead of coursework. The course will enable students to acquire sufficient scientific understanding to continue with further studies in subjects such as IT, Engineering and Maths as well as Physics.
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English Literature

We study the Edexcel English Literature syllabus to make the transition from IGCSE to AS level seamless and offer an engaging selection of highly-acclaimed texts. IAS and IAL Literature consist of an in-depth study of prose, drama and poetry set texts. In Yr 12, students prepare for and sit two exam papers, studying the following: a collection of post-2000 poetry (Poems of the Decade); a modern novel (the Kite Runner); and two plays (Death of a Salesman and Othello).
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Mathematics

This is a two-year course following the Edexcel syllabuses with students sitting 3 units at the end of Yr 12 and a further 3 at the end of Yr 13. The course consists of four compulsory units plus 2 units making the 6 needed for the full IAL, adding 1 unit each year from the list below:
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Business

The Business Studies syllabus enables students to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. It encourages a critical understanding of companies and the markets they serve. Students examine the management of organisations and, in particular, the process of decision-making in a dynamic external and global environment.
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Spanish

While living in Spain, it is important that our students acquire knowledge, skills and understanding of the Spanish language for practical use, further study and/or employment. Students sitting the Edexcel A Level Spanish are assessed on three exams:
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Psychology

Students sit the Edexcel Advanced Level (GCE) in Psychology. This qualification contains a written exam instead of coursework. By studying this subject, students will develop their interest and knowledge of Psychology and it also provides the foundation for further studies and careers in this field.
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Subject Combination Choice

Each year we review the combination of subjects in each option block and we endeavour to accommodate students’ choices of subjects by structuring the option boxes accordingly. However, inevitably, there may be some areas where a combination of choices will not be possible.
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AS LEVEL RESULTS THREE YEAR TREND PASS RATES

Subject 2021/22 2021&22
  % no of students
English Lang 100 6
Maths 100 22
Biology 100 16
Chemistry 100 15
Physics 89 13
Spanish 100 2
Art 100 1
Physcology 100 13
Business Studies 100 12
English Lit 100 6
FP Maths 100 3

A2 LEVEL RESULTS THREE YEAR TREND PASS RATES

Subject 2021/22 2021&22
  % no of students
English Lit 100 6
Maths 100 21
Biology 100 16
Chemistry 100 12
Physics 100 13
Business Studies 100 11

Additional info

Useful information for parents

Information Regarding "Homologación" (formally known as Convalidation)

Homologación is the recognition by the Spanish authorities that a benchmarked level of Secondary education, Spanish language and Spanish studies has been achieved. The importance of Homologación, the requirements and process will be explained to all students.

Homologación is equivalent to:

  • Year 11 = 4º ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria)
  • Year 13 = Bachillerato

What you need to qualify for Homologación at the end of Year 11:

  • 4 (I)GCSEs with grade C, 4 or higher (this can include Spanish IGCSE)
  • You must pass the Spanish* and Social Science internal examinations, which are based on the Spanish curriculum. The Spanish curriculum is only taught in Set 1 Spanish. These examinations are inspected and validated by the Spanish authorities.

* The Spanish result at IGCSE does not guarantee you a pass in the Spanish curriculum examinationsHomologacion is required at the end of Year 11 if students wish to continue onto Spanish vocational qualifications or Bachillerato.

What you need to qualify for Homologación at the end of Year 13:

  • The Homologación certificate from Year 11
  • 5 GCSEs with grade C, level 4 or higher
  • 2 A levels* at grade E or higher or 2xAS and 1xA level with grade E or higher

* Spanish is not a compulsory subject and there are no Social Science studies in the Sixth FormHomologación is required at the end of Year 13 if students wish to continue onto Spanish vocational qualifications at higher level. It is also required for entry into a Spanish University.

What is “Social Science”?

Social Science combines both Geography and History from the Spanish curriculum.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 Social Science lessons are on the school timetable and taught in English.In Years 10 and 11, these lessons are taught in Spanish to the Set 1 Spanish Group and is compulsory for students with Spanish nationality and optional for other nationalities who wish to obtain Homologación. This will not affect their other (I)GCSE subjects.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If a student does NOT wish to study Social Science in Year 10 and 11 then it will not be possible for them to obtain Homologación. Studies at Wingate School will not be validated by the Spanish authorities and consequently the student will be unable to attend further education via the Spanish system.

Mr C Macrae
Head of Wingate School

Document to be reviewed September 2022

Entry to Universities

Normally this requires success in three subjects at A level. The higher the grades you achieve, the greater the choice of universities and courses open to you. Universities may also look at your IGCSE results as well as your AS and A level grades. We will help guide you through the process of applying for university in the UK, Europe or further afield. For students whose first language is not English, there may be an additional requirement to take an IELTS English language qualification for access onto a course taught in English. This is not presently taught at the school and is examined in the north of Tenerife, which you must arrange yourself.

Entry to Universities in Spain

Your A Level results must first be validated by the Spanish authorities (Homologación) before
UNED can give an official “Acreditación” for entry into a Spanish university. The minimum requirement for the “Homologación” is two A levels (or two AS and one A level). This can only be applied if students have passed the Social Sciences and Spanish courses in Yrs 8 to 11 and have their IGCSE results convalidated (Homologación), or completed their formal secondary education to age 16 in the Spanish system. Furthermore, each University in Spain has its own entry requirements above and beyond the “Homologación” and UNED Acreditación. This often includes taking further exams in subjects from the Spanish Bachillerato. These exams are in Spanish and are not taught at Wingate, but information will be made available and we will help guide you through the Spanish application process to the university of your choice. If your idea is to study at a Spanish University, you should ask advice from Sra. Barrio, given that the admission requirements have changed recently.

Documents download

Useful documents for parents

Sixth Form Prospectus

Year 12 Enrolment Form

Year 13 Enrolment Form

After Wingate

Entry to Universities

Normally this requires success in three subjects at A level. The higher the grades you achieve, the greater the choice of universities and courses open to you. Universities may also look at your IGCSE results as well as your AS and A level grades.

We will help guide you through the process of applying for university in the UK, Europe or further afield. For students whose first language is not English, there may be an additional requirement to take an IELTS English language qualification for access onto a course taught in English. This is not presently taught at the school and is examined in the north of Tenerife, which you must arrange yourself. Entry to Universities in Spain: Your A Level results must first be validated by the Spanish authorities (Homologación) before UNED can give an official “Acreditación” for entry into a Spanish university.

The minimum requirement for the “Homologación” is two A levels (or two AS and one A level). This can only be applied if students have passed the Social Sciences and Spanish courses in Yrs 8 to 11 and have their IGCSE results convalidated (Homologación), or completed their formal secondary education to age 16 in the Spanish system. Furthermore, each University in Spain has its own entry requirements above and beyond the “Homologación” and UNED Acreditación. This often includes taking further exams in subjects from the Spanish Bachillerato. These exams are in Spanish and are not taught at Wingate, but information will be made available and we will help guide you through the Spanish application process to the university of your choice.

If your idea is to study at a Spanish University, you should ask advice from Sra. Barrio, given that the admission requirements have changed recently.

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