KS5 CURRICULUM

*Click HERE to download our Sixth Form Prospectus 2020-21 as a pdf.

At Walker Riverside Academy we recognise that Sixth Form is the next crucial step on our students’ educational journey, whether their goal is moving onto university or into work.

Out track record of ensuring progression to employment, further education, training or university is exemplary.

The jump between KS4 and KS5 is generally accepted to be the hardest jump students make in their education. This is why we have developed a comprehensive pastoral system of care and guidance that cannot be matched. Our partnership with Sir Charles Parson’s school brings a new dimension and diversity to the Academy and gives our students the opportunity to meet new people from different back grounds.

Students are expected to be ambassadors for the Academy; to apply themselves and use their independent time well. We expect our teachers to deliver high quality lessons and strive to unlock potential. Getting this mix right leads to a highly successful and enjoyable experience.

During this academic year, 2019-20, our KS5 students are studying the following subjects.

Click on each to view their curriculum:

SCIENCE - Level 3 Extended Diploma

ART and DESIGN - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

CHILD CARE and EDUCATION - NCFE Cache Technical Level 3 Diploma

ENGINEERING - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - BTEC Pearson Level 3 National Extended Diploma

SPORT - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with GYM INSTRUCTOR Level 2 and Level 3


Students were also able to select a blended route, where they selected 2 subjects from above (not including Engineering) to achieve a Level 3 Foundation Diploma in each of the subjects - the equivalent of 1.5 A-Levels in each.