A Levels: Ages 16-18

A Levels: Ages 16-18

Course Overview

A Levels continue to be a popular choice among Sixth Formers as they allow students to explore the subjects they really enjoy in more depth.

For students who are strong in two or three subjects, A Levels allow them to focus on these particular areas of study in preparation for higher education. Furthermore, they enable more free time for independent research via an extended project (EPQ), which is also beneficial for enhancing university applications.

Students are based at the Senior School, where a combination of academic study and participation in co-curricular activities allows students to expand on personal development, whilst obtaining life and leadership skills which are increasingly valued by universities.

Entry requirements:

  • Students must be 16 or 17 years old (at the start of the course)
  • IELTS ≥ 5.5 or CEFR ≥ B2
  • For most subjects students will need a 5 or above at GCSE, and for a few subjects such as Mathematics, an 8 at GCSE is required.
  • If GCSEs have not been taken, prospective students will be required to pass entry tests in the subjects they wish to take at A Level

Course Details

  • Six terms (2 years) of approximately 60 weeks, starting in September
  • Study 3 x Subjects (see below for available subjects)
  • EPQ – The extended project essay is a personal project that allows in depth study of a subject of particular interest 
  • 450 hours of directed study/year 
  • 450 hours (minimum) of additional independent study/year
  • Frequent and structured mentoring sessions with a personal tutor
  • Lessons from Monday morning to Saturday afternoon
  • Personalised careers advice
  • Guidance and support for university applications
  • Sport on Tuesdays &/or Thursdays (students are able to choose their sport/activity)
  • No uniform – students are expected to wear their own suits
  • Access to the Year 12 and 13 Horizons programme for PSHE, clubs, societies and activities
  • Click here for a Sample Timetable

Subject Choices

Biology, Business Studies*, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Computer Science*, Design Technology*, Economics*, English Literature, Fine Art, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, History, ICT*, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy Religion & Ethics*, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology*, Spanish, Theatre Studies.

Note that no previous learning needs to have been completed in order to study at A Level those subjects marked with an asterisk (*).

For further support and advice, please contact our Admissions Team, who will be happy to help you with any questions you might have or to take you through the application process.

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