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    2016-18 A Levels: Course Details 

    The courses below are for the new linear courses starting in September 2016.

    At the time of publishing our 2016-2018 Sixth Form Prospectus these courses were still in draft form and needed Government approval. We were, therefore, unable to provide information on the exact courses that we would be offering for each subject. Please find below the latest position on each subject for our chosen awarding bodies and course codes below; italics indicates that a course is not yet accredited.

    Last updated: 12 Jan 2016

    Subject Board Course Title (and Code) with link to Board's website Unit Details
    Drama and Theatre Studies Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre Studies (9DR0) Component 1: Devising
    Component 2: Text in Performance
    Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice
       
    French Edexcel A Level French (9FR0) Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
    Paper 2: Written response to work, grammar and translation
    Paper 3: Speaking    
    Geography AQA A Level Geography (7037) Unit 1: Physical Geography,Water/Carbon Cycles, Coasts ,Deserts, Coasts, Deserts and Hazards
    Unit 2: Human Geography, Urban Environments, Globalisation, Population, Changing Places
    Unit 3: Extended Individual Study-4000 words
    Music AQA A Level Music (7272)  Component 1:  Appraising music
    Written exam in three sections: Listening, Analysis and Contextual understanding
    Component 2:  Performance
    Recorded solo and/or ensemble performances as an instrumentalist or singer (minimum 10 minutes)
    Component 3:  Composition
    Two compositions submitted, either follow a given brief or a free composition  
     
    Physical Education AQA A Level Physical Education (7582)  Paper 1:    
    • Section A: Applied physiology
    • Section B: Skill acquisition and  sports psychology
    • Section C: Sport and Society and technology and sport.
      Paper 2
    • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics.
    • Section B: Sport psychology.
    • Section C: Sport and society and technology and sport.
    Non exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport.
    Spanish Edexcel  A Level Spanish (9SP0) Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
    Paper 2: Written response to work, grammar and translation
    Paper 3: Speaking