Benefactorum Recordatio Jucundissima Est

Things done well make the best memories

Sir Norton Knatchbull - 1637

Sixth Form Courses

Post-16, all students take three (and sometimes four) A Levels alongside a stimulating programme of EPQs, Enrichment/sport and bespoke UCAS/Careers advice. Supervised Study allows for supported study periods and our Sixth Form team specialise in guiding our Year 12 and 13 students towards rewarding destinations, whether in academia or work.

Subjects offered:

Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry
Classical Civilisation Computer Science Design Technology Drama
Economics English Language & Literature English Literature French
Further Mathematics Geography History Mathematics
Media Studies Music Physical Education Philosophy
Physics Politics Psychology Sociology
Spanish Extended Project Qualification    

Please see the “Sixth Form” section of the website for more detailed information about these courses as well as enrichment and extra-curricular information.

Below, you will find links to our subject Curriculum “Maps”. The documents show our curriculum intent and vision as students progress through the key stages.



Curriculum Maps

Art Biology Business Studies
Chemistry Classics Computer Science
Design & Technology Drama Economics
English Language and Literature English Literature


Geography History Mathematics

Media Studies

Music Personal Development
Physical Education Physical Education (Core) Physics
Politics Psychology Sociology


Extend and Excel

Students at NKS are encouraged to explore their interests in a variety of fields.  As their aspirations develop, they are supported to reach their chosen destinations through a varied programme of support.  A range of visitors and external speakers offer inspiration to students across a broad spectrum of topics, including working as a paramedic and the ergonomic design of tanks. With the aim to directly inspire and motivate students in their career ambitions.  Students have also been able to participate in medicine experience days facilitated by Meducators, and online discussions through ‘I’m a Scientist Get me Out of Here’ with scientists from a range of fields such as psychology, genetics and space. 

Tailored support is offered in the Sixth Form particularly to those students aspiring to early university application for Oxbridge, medicine or dentistry, and for the most competitive courses.  Delivered through lunchtime and enrichment sessions, this include guidance and support with personal statements, preparation for admissions and aptitude tests and mock interview experience with both NKS staff and professionals from relevant industries.  We also visit the University of Cambridge for a residential trip to experience university life at the colleges and students receive guidance on the application process and funding, from university outreach staff and students.  Some of our students are selected to participate in university mentor and enrichment programmes to support their application.