Courses We Offer
Our aim is to secure the academic potential of each individual through a curriculum which provides relevant opportunities for all students.
The Sixth Form Curriculum at The Douay Martyrs Catholic School is designed to equip students with the academic portfolio, as well as the transferable skills, which will lead them to successful, fulfilling lives and careers beyond school.
Students are encouraged to be outward-looking and forward-focused; self-motivated, intellectually curious and independent; ready to grow and unafraid of taking risks.
‘A’ level study is central to the academic portfolio of The Douay Martyrs Sixth Form education, with a broad range of subjects available. ‘A’ levels still form the basis of the majority of university offers, and are the "hard currency" understood by many universities and employers. We also offer BTEC qualifications in ICT and Applied Psychology. The A Level Applied General Business qualification also falls within the vocational options section. This allows students a wider range of options and assessment pathways.
In almost all cases, students will choose to study three subjects. Those on the vocational programme have a wide range of possibilities within that qualification framework and in combination with one or two ‘A’ levels.
We believe that we have the broad and flexible range of options available to allow students to select a vibrant and personalised programme which will stretch and challenge them at this crucial stage of their education.
Extended Project Qualification
Students are also encouraged to undertake the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification, beginning in Year 12 and completed in Year 13. This is a research-based project on a topic chosen by the student themselves, and is highly valued by universities and employers alike. Completing the EPQ allows the student to demonstrate intellectual independence and genuine passion for a subject far beyond the constraints of the curriculum, as well as time-management, research methods, written and verbal communication and the ability to evaluate their own good practice.