The King's (The Cathedral) School


Welcome to the main page for The Sixth Form at The King's School Peterborough. 

During your time in the Sixth Form, you will be required to complete our programme to complement your academic progress, and help you build a professional portfolio to equip you for managing your career. 

The King’s (The Cathedral) Sixth Form Study Programme

Our programme is designed to provide our students with a structured and challenging learning programme that supports their development and progression in line with their career plans. All of our students follow the programme below:

  • 3 A-Levels, with the exception of students that study Further Maths, who then study for 4 A-Levels. We also offer the Extended Project Qualification for students to complete during the start of Year 13.

  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4.

  • During the summer term, Year 12 will all complete up to 4 days (or the equivalent) of good quality, career appropriate work experience, whilst in addition many students complete regular, weekly work experience or volunteering related to their career goals.

  • We believe in developing our students to be well-rounded, therefore in addition to their A-Levels, all of Year 12 and 13 will take part in other non-qualification activity.

  • They will all take part in an activity on a Wednesday afternoon, which will either be a sporting, musical, citizenship or cultural activity.

  • They study a programme of ‘Research Studies’ which includes a wide range of topics, such as philosophy, the arts, ethics, consumerism, extended essay writing skills and financial capability.

  • They also attend ‘Learning for Life’ lessons (PSHE) where they examine a wide range of topics, including career choices, healthy living and healthy relationships.

  • These programmes help students’ character, broader skills, attitudes and confidence, and support their progression

All subject areas will offer a range of additional optional opportunities which give students wider experiences beyond the core academic curriculum. This will include a range of trips and visits, clubs and competitions that broaden their skills and knowledge. These opportunities will be shared with students at the time they become available.

Additional information relating to our Post 16 Programme of Study can be found within our Curriculum Overview.