Specialist Programmes

Excellent A Level results are a primary reason why our students will join the Sixth Form, but helping them to develop their individual potential and enjoy themselves during Years 12 and 13 will be a vitally important part of our work at Wren. 

We see our Sixth Form as a pre-university phase of education.  It will enable young people to develop adult skills and attitudes in a safe environment where they can take risks and sometimes get things wrong.

Lessons are only part of the Sixth Form experience at Wren.  We will offer a lot more and expect students to engage in a range of activities, which we believe they will find fulfilling and will help prepare them for university and their wider lives beyond Wren.

We are proud that our provision will go beyond the academic A Level curriculum.  We are looking to offer students the following: 


Enrichment for the whole of Year 12, will probably take place each Tuesday during Period 6, with the aim to enrich our students and give them the opportunity to develop interests and skills in areas outside of the curriculum.  

Service and Leadership

The Service and Leadership Programme is a key part of the curriculum in the Sixth Form; it will extend and broaden student studies to help strengthen applications to university as well as provide some key skills and experiences to aid students make a fuller contribution to society after leaving Wren.  All Year 12 students will attend a weekly Service and Leadership Hour in the Assembly Hall.


Running during the Enrichment programme and operating as a weekly opportunity to explore contemporary issues in Medicine, as well as preparing students for applications in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Sciences.

Step Up

The Step-Up Programme is designed to inspire and support state-school students throughout Years 11, 12 and 13.  It attempts to ensure that students recognise Oxford and Cambridge as a realistic and achievable option for them in the future and makes sure they are fully equipped and supported to make a competitive application. 


The Extended Project Qualification is equivalent to half an A Level and offers students the opportunity to complete an independent research project.  As well as preparing students for the reality of university-level study, it often leads to reduced University offers.

Duke of Edinburgh

All Year 12s and Year 13s will be able to participate in Silver or Gold DofE awards.

Performing Arts

Sixth Form students will take a leading role not just in the acting / performance side, but in leading the technical team, set design and music. 


Opportunities to mentor Year 11 students.


External speakers, talking about a range of political, social scientific and PSHE related topics.