SIXTH FORM SUBJECTS
A Broad and Challenging Curriculum
The approach to learning in the Sixth Form has been carefully designed to bridge the gap between school and university and to give pupils the best chance of reaching their full potential. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning whilst benefiting from collaborative thinking. The broad and challenging curriculum is supported by personal academic guidance, balanced with a targeted enrichment programme.
Sixth Form Subjects
In the Sixth Form, pupils can select to study a wide range of core academic subjects. We offer A Levels in art (fine art/photography/textiles), biology, business, chemistry, classical civilisation, economics, English language, English literature, French, further mathematics, geography, government and politics, history, Latin, mathematics, music, music technology, physics, product design, psychology, religious studies, sociology and Spanish. We also offer the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production (both one A Level equivalent), and the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (two A Level equivalent).
Pupils selecting the BTEC in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship study this alongside one other subject, whilst all other pupils select three core academic subjects. These core subjects are supplemented with an elective academic subject which could be: further mathematics A Level; the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ); Level 3 Core Mathematics, the Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership; an IELTS qualification, the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts, IBM certification in IT and our bespoke RHS suite of Watersports qualifications.
Please click on the buttons to find out more about the subject courses. Blue buttons are A level courses with green buttons indicating BTEC courses:
In year 1, alongside three A Levels, pupils will take an additional elective subject which will lead to a further qualification to include on your CV. There’s a wide range of choices to ensure everyone will find something that will spark their interest as well as being enjoyable. The courses are run on 6 periods per fortnight over the course of Year 12, with the exception of Further Mathematics which is taught over ten periods in both Year 12 and Year 13.