A Level

We offer 25 different subjects to study at A Level and we can accommodate most subject combinations, within the constraints of the School timetable. The syllabuses we favour are excellent preparation for undergraduate level study across the arts and sciences.

Students on the A Level track study three subjects at A Level (four if they elect to take Further Mathematics). All public examinations are taken at the end of the Upper Sixth year and students no longer sit AS modules at the end of the Lower Sixth. A Levels are discrete stand-alone qualifications which provide the opportunity for students to specialise in a reduced number of subjects.

To ensure sufficient breadth and rigour, the vast majority of A Level students will also complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This is a research project in a topic of their choosing which promotes independent learning, self-management and research skills. It is worth half a full A Level in the revised UCAS tariff. Students also undertake an additional certificated enrichment course, which we have modelled on the General Studies courses from yesteryear, and which allows students to gain a qualification in a subject of interest, for example Sociology, Sports Leadership, or Astronomy.