Sixth Form curriculum

We provide a rich, flexible programme which enhances academic learning, broadens thinking skills and stretches our students intellectually. Part of the success academically is due to the more independent nature of our Sixth Form lessons. Discussion-based, tutorial-style sessions allow more in-depth study; students develop skills which provide a strong foundation for continued learning and a passion for their subjects.

All students study at least three A Levels, with some students doing four or even five, if one is Further Maths. Many students take an additional subject alongside their A Levels, in order to retain academic breadth, such as an AS Level over two years or a GCSE in Ancient History, Astronomy or Portuguese. Thinking Skills AS Level is available as a one-year course in the Lower Sixth, in recognition of the importance of problem solving and critical thinking in university admission tests and in the world of work. All students meet with a senior member of staff during Year 11 to help them make their option choices and personal circumstances and preferences and the extent of a student’s extracurricular involvement are all relevant factors to be taken into consideration when choosing.

Ancient History (GCSE)English (English Literature and English Language and Literature)Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Art and DesignFashion and TextilesPhysical Education
Astronomy (GCSE)FrenchPhysics
ChemistryGermanPortguese (GCSE)
Classical CivilisationGreekProduct Design
Computer ScienceHistoryPsychology
Debating (ESB Level 3 Award)LatinSpanish
Drama and Theatre StudiesMathematics (Mathematics and Further Mathematics)Thinking Skills

For more information on specific subjects, click on the link below to view our A Level Options Booklet.

A Level Options Booklet