Sixth Form Subjects & Choices
The Sixth Form curriculum offers a
broad range of subjects
which prepare students for any university degree and/or careers. There are
also opportunities to study other subject areas in addition to the A level programme
We also have a link with the Open University so that students may study modules
through the Young Applicants in Schools Scheme in a variety of subjects from Creative
Writing to Medicine. English as an Additional Language leading to the IELTS qualification
is also offered in Sixth Form.
Students are given comprehensive advice as to subject choices based on their individual
circumstances and aspirations. This process begins at the beginning of Year 11 and
continues, as required, to ensure that the Sixth Form course opted for by the student
is the most sensible and attractive route to their chosen destination. Interviews
take place with the Headmaster and Careers Advisor in the Autumn Term of Year 11.
There is input from teaching staff and form tutors as well. The Head and Deputy
Head of Sixth Form are also available to discuss options, including when the GCSE
results are released. There is flexibility to change the A level choices once embarked
upon as many subjects are new to students. By October of Year 12, Sixth Formers
know that they are doing absolutely the right programme and can focus on achieving
their very best. New students are quickly integrated as a result of the Sixth Form
Induction programme and a variety of social events.
Students usually choose four AS levels to begin with, although they can study three
or five, whichever is most appropriate to the individual’s needs. Many students
will study three A2 subjects in Year 13, again depending on the individual and their
future plans. Students may also opt to study
and AS/A2 General Studies, to support their core subjects.
List of Sixth Form subjects.