A-levels are a two year course. We aim to prepare all students for three A-levels and offer the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) in the Lower Sixth. Some students may also take Further Mathematics as an alternative to, or as well as, the EPQ.
In the Upper Sixth the majority of students continue with three subjects through to their examinations in June. In certain circumstances this may be reviewed at the beginning of the Upper Sixth.
You can find out more about the curriculum for each A-level subject using the subject links on this page.
PSHE and Enrichment Programme
The PSHE and Enrichment Programme is an integral part of the Sixth Form curriculum and this is delivered predominantly during weekly sessions on Wednesdays and on Monday afternoons in the Lower Sixth. The PSHE and Enrichment Programme aims to provide students with opportunities to consider both personal issues and those issues concerning them as citizens in the wider community – at the local, national and global level. The programme involves a number of outside agencies, or speakers, coming in to school to speak to small groups or larger numbers of students. An integral part of the Enrichment Programme is an Active Service experience for all Lower Sixth students. Although Physical Education/Games remain a compulsory part of the timetable for students, they have greater input into the choice of activity. As well as the traditional range of sports, students can also choose to participate in new activities such as aerobics, body combat, fencing, judo and ice skating for which we use specialised instructors. We also have an arrangement with a local gym that enables students to work out in their Games sessions at an advantageous rate.