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 Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5 Curriculum – General Statement

The Key Stage 5 age range, 16-18 years, involves external academic assessment and formal academic study which leads to examination at GCE Level and I/GCSE Level. Year 12 usually leads to AS (Advanced Subsidiary) Level qualifications and allows entry to the A2 level courses offered in Year 13. These are internationally recognised qualifications and are the next step towards further advanced academic studies. Key Stage 5 is a challenge for many pupils and requires increased development of their personal organisational and study skills.

The Role of the School at KS5 is:

  • To develop skills and knowledge for lifelong learning
  • To develop knowledge in a range of subjects and studies
  • To create independent, self-disciplined and self-aware students
  • To provide for success at I/GCSE Level and GCE AS and A2 Level
  • To prepare students for advanced level studies and tertiary education

At MIS we believe that every child should be able to reach their full academic potential through high quality teaching, a disciplined and positive learning environment, and a strong system of Academic and Pastoral Support.        Individual Learning Need

Our aim is to ensure that our students are given the opportunity to achieve academically to the best of their ability. 

The Sixth Form students are expected to be role models for all our younger students. All our younger students from Nursery to Year 11 will be looking up to the Sixth Formers and forming impressions about how to behave, dress, conduct themselves and treat others. It is essential that they show the maturity that comes with this role.

The Sixth Form at MIS aims to:

  • - provide students with a broad and balanced curriculum;
  • - prepare students for the adult world;
  • - give students the skills they need for lifelong learning;
  • - make students more independent, self-disciplined and self-aware;
  • - allow students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers;
  • - give students a sense of respect for others and for themselves;
  • - lay the foundations for success at university and beyond.

Subjects Taught in KS5

  • AS & A2 Art
  • AS & A2 Biology
  • AS & A2 Business Studies
  • AS & A2 Chemistry
  • AS & A2 Design Technology
  • AS & A2 English Literature 
  • AS & A2 Geography
  • AS & A2 History
  • AS & A2 IT
  • AS & A2 Further Mathematics
  • AS & A2 Performing Arts
  • AS & A2 Physics
  • AS & A2 Travel & Tourism


Level 3 Mathematics Bridging Course


Extended Project Qualification EPQ (level 3)

Resit in IGCSE Mathematics & English Language

In addition to the above all students undertake a PSHE programme which will include Careers Guidance & University Applications. Students are also given an opportunity to access  Physical education.