Key Stage Five at GFS

Key Stage 5

Within Key Stage 5, learners experience a range of different strategies to develop their content knowledge.  Teachers design research tasks to provide learners the opportunity to explore the content independently before applying it in lessons. These include presentations, debates or constructing responses to exam style questions. Learners are encouraged to collaborate with their peers and evaluate the work of others to deepen their understanding of marking instructions and exam expectations.  

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Kelsey Doyle

Head of Key Stage 5

Meet The Head of Key Stage 5

I am delighted to have taken the role of Head of Key Stage 5 and to have the opportunity to work closely with our dynamic and ambitious Year 12 and 13 students. As a scientist we learn that failure just gives us an opportunity to reflect, adapt and try again and I firmly believe that this attitude should be encouraged in our students. It is my pleasure to work in an environment that supports this both academically and socially.

 

Explore the Key Stage Five Programme

(Year 12 and Year 13)

  • Pedagogy

    Within Key Stage 5, learners experience a range of different strategies to develop their content knowledge. Teachers design research tasks to provide learners the opportunity to explore the content independently before applying it in lessons. These include presentations, debates or constructing responses to exam style questions. Learners are encouraged to collaborate with their peers and evaluate the work of others to deepen their understanding of marking instructions and exam expectations. Within Key Stage 5, learners will experience examinations throughout the year under real exam conditions, which aim to prepare them with the strategies to be successful in their final examinations including time management and organisation. In conjunction with resources provided by teachers to share their vast subject knowledge, learners will have the opportunity to use their devices throughout lessons to research, access support and challenge materials in a range of formats including webpages, journal articles and videos to suit their learning style. A-level teachers ensure many opportunities for independent work are embedded within their courses to prepare learners for their next phase of learning at university or for application into world of work.

  • Course Structure

    GEMS Founders School are proud to offer a range of AS / A Level subjects accredited by Oxford International AQA Examinations and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). All qualifications GFS offers are recognised by schools, colleges and universities internationally, thus enabling all of the students to gain access to the best academic institutions in the world. Oxford AQA brings over 100 years of assessment experience, academic research and international best practice whilst CAIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, Europe’s largest assessment agency and a department of the University of Cambridge.

    • Students choose from 4 option blocks offering a broad and balanced range of subjects
    • Students choose a minimum of 3 subjects and maximum of 4
    • The Independent Project Qualification (IPQ) provides students with the opportunities to develop skills most desired by top universities and employers.
    • An Enrichment Programme to develop the skills to become well rounded, confident and global learners
    • Students receive 1 to 1 mentoring and guidance, as well as significant support from the GEMS College Counseling Network
    • Cambridge Assessment International Education and Oxford International AQA Examinations as the two boards
    • Work experience opportunities
    • A culture of learning built upon Mindfulness, Language and Character
    • Small class sizes
    • Experienced staff
    • Personal, Social, Health Education
  • Curriculum Maps Term 1

  • Curriculum Maps Term 2

 

 

Explore All Our Curriculums

  • fs1

    Early Years

    The Foundation Stage of school introduces young learners to school-life

  • ks1

    Key Stage 1

    At this stage students are introduced to subjects that will lay the...

  • ks2

    Key Stage 2

    During Key Stage 2, students start to rationalise and think independently

  • ks3

    Key Stage 3

    Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow the National Curriculum for England

  • ks4

    Key Stage 4

    GEMS Founders School are proud to offer a range of IGCSE subjects

  • sixth-form

    Sixth Form

    GEMS Founders School are proud to offer a range of AS / A Level subjects

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