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Curriculum

St Dominic’s Sixth Form College has specialised in providing courses for 16-18 year olds for over 30 years. This specialisation contributes to the high standards of teaching and learning. Teaching staff have developed exciting material to engage and stretch students in preparation for examinations. Course outlines and supporting materials are made available through the College’s virtual learning environment, iLearn. In this way we encourage students to work independently where possible as an excellent preparation for the style of learning at University.

Students enrolling on courses will need to satisfy the individual subject requirements as well as the overall entry criteria for the College.  At St Dominic’s we take great care during enrolment and induction to ensure that students are on appropriate programmes given their prior performance in order to ensure the greatest chance of success. Target grades are set and progress monitored by both subject teachers and tutors.

Students have four 65 minute lessons each week per subject at A level. There are 30 minute workshops during the day allowing for individual support and extension activities.

Members of staff at St Dominic’s are renowned for the support given to students.

The bank of resources built up over time by teachers specialising in the teaching of A levels ensures that students have the very best support available. Where appropriate 1st Year students are provided with core textbooks by subject teachers. Nominal charges apply for consumable materials such as sketchbooks in Art and Design.