Immanuel College

General Curriculum Highlights

In the Sixth Form, as in the whole of Immanuel, we devote considerable time to the needs of individual; this is facilitated through small class sizes, provision of wide-ranging academic and pastoral support and a broad curriculum which promotes independent learning.  The effect of this approach on student performance is recognised in the latest government league table, based on A Level data for 2014, in which we gained a score of 0.44. Scores above 0 are sought after by all schools, whether state or independent, as evidence that their pupils perform above the expectations recorded in the annual government survey on pupils’ innate ability. Our score of 0.44 for 2014 puts us ahead of the other North London Jewish schools and of local competitors such as Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Royal Masonic School for Girls.

From September 2016 students will choose three Advanced Level subjects to study in Year 12 and to be carried through on a linear programme into Year 13. They are encouraged to enrich and extend their personal development by embarking upon an EPQ in a subject of their choice, or an A Level in Further Mathematics (if they are mathematically gifted) or by pursuing Grade 8 or Diploma level awards if they have already made significant progress in Music, Speech or Drama, as  part of the LAMDA  programme  (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts).

Decisions about subject choices are made in consultation with the Head of Year 11 and with subject teachers prior to entry to the Sixth Form. Students and parents are invited to interviews with the Head Master and Director of Sixth Form, as appropriate, in the spring of Year 11.

In addition to the wide range of A level subjects on offer, the Sixth Form curriculum includes compulsory Jewish Studies as a non- examined subject, with activities including discussion groups, lectures and intensive Bible study. Our Visiting Speaker and PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education) programme provides thought-provoking material on a wide range of topics, of both a religious and secular nature, and helps to prepare students for the experience of university as well as the world of employment.

Further information about the Sixth Form Curriculum can be obtained by clicking here or by contacting the Sixth Form administrator, Mrs Ann Stern:  astern@immanuel.herts.sch.uk.