Pre Sixth Form (Year 11)

The Pre-Sixth Form course was introduced in September 2005. This course is intended for pupils whose assessment tests, academic background and standard of English indicate that they are capable of successfully completing the individual GCSE/IGCSE specifications in one year. All pupils have the opportunity to gain entry into the Sixth Form to study either a GCE Advanced Level course or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. However, entry into the Pre-Sixth Form does not guarantee a place in the Sixth Form.

Aims of the Course

Pupils wishing to study at Malvern in the Pre-Sixth Form generally fall into two categories

1. Pupils who will take GCSE examinations at the end of the year.

This course is intended for pupils whose assessment tests, academic background and standard of English indicate that they are capable of completing the individual GCSE/IGCSE specifications successfully in one year. All pupils have the opportunity to gain entry into the Sixth Form to study either a GCE Advanced Level course or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. However, entry into the Pre-Sixth Form does not guarantee a place in the Sixth Form.

2. Pupils who seek to improve their understanding of the English language.

Those who will be taught exclusively in English to allow for a considerable improvement in their English regardless of their standard on commencement of the course.

These pupils will be taught exclusively in English throughout the course and will study:

  • English
  • English as an Additional Language (leading to the IELTS examination) for non-native English speakers
  • Mathematics
  • Two Sciences (from a choice of Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Either History or Geography
  • Either French or Spanish or Latin (if previously studied for at least two years)
  • Pupils may also study for a GCSE in their own native language 

Their timetables will also include Sport and they will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of co-curricular activities in Art, Design & Technology and Drama.

Programme of Study for Pre Sixth Pupils 2018-19

PROGRAMME OF STUDY FOR PRE SIXTH PUPILS 2019-20