Students will select three and in some cases four subjects that they will study over a two-year linear course with all formal examinations taken at the end of Year 13. A Level courses are taught for 5 hours each week, and it is expected that students will spend a further 5 hours on each of their 3 A Levels.
In addition to the “Advanced level” subject lessons students also spend time developing their wider skills through tutor time. The skills include an emphasis on personal resilience and independent organisation. In addition to this tutor time also allows students to reflect on their skill development and readiness for university applications. Universities and employers are showing increased interest in students’ super curricular profiles; recognising the need for specialism with breadth and the flexibility of how we learn, that this implies. Our formal ‘EPQ’ (Extended Project Qualification) and informal tutor time ‘Debate Mondays’ enable our students to develop specialist knowledge in areas that already seize their interest but also inspire curiosity about areas previously unknown. Our Alumni blogs certainly echo our school moto ‘learning for life’ which is nurtured at our Sixth Form.
For more information about the full list of “Advanced Level” qualifications please refer to our course booklet and the main school website for subject details.