sandbach college

Programme of Study

All students in College follow an individualised Programme of Study designed to facilitate progress into their desired outcome of Higher Education, Apprenticeship or employment. Students receive guidance in the College Interview prior to enrolment to help them choose from the wide range of level 3 courses to select those which best suit their intentions.

Students will usually choose three level 3 qualifications from those on offer and this can include a combination of linear A levels and technical/vocational courses. In addition, many students enhance their learning by selecting to complete the Educational Project Qualification and/or the Core Mathematics qualification. These are usually taken in year 12. Students wishing to take 4 Advanced Level qualifications are invited to discuss this in their College Interview.

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English Language and/or Mathematics GCSE will be required to study these subjects and retake the examinations. They follow full programme of lessons taught by subject specialists.

In addition to the examined and assessed courses students follow a Life Choices and form time programme in which careers, personal development, independent living, values including British Values and citizenship are addressed.

Students’ learning and development is further enhanced by the wide range of activities beyond the classroom, ranging from the Student Union, volunteering, clubs and activities to the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

"Teachers use their strong subject knowledge to deliver the curriculum effectively." OFSTED Report Dec 22