Our Sixth Form students study three subjects at A Level, plus an extension course of their choice. Those studying Further Mathematics may study a fourth subject.
Our students choose from:
- English Language
- English Literature
- Further Mathematics
- Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
- Art: Fine Art
- Art: Photography
- Art: Critical and Contextual Studies
- Design Technology
- Drama and Theatre Studies
- Physical Education
More information about each course is provided in these short films.
Each subject has six taught periods (approximately six hours per week) for course content and a 7th period (one hour) for subject-related academic enrichment. This is your opportunity to do something interesting, different and eye-catching on a CV or application form. It is what is called by universities ‘the super-curriculum’, essentially the evidence of wider academic exposure and enrichment beyond the core curriculum. Departments have a wide range of exciting activities for students to add something to their academic portfolio and details are on the individual Senior School Departments. Some students take Further Maths as a fourth subject and as their own academic enrichment in place of some 7th periods.
Many pupils will also take an Extended Project Qualification during their Lower Sixth year. This provides the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of particular interest and is a useful qualification for university applications.
All Sixth Formers participate in sport on one afternoon each week. Our Sixth Form students also take the 'Preparing for Citizenship' course of lectures and activities throughout their two years with us.
To widen their interests and experiences, our Sixth Form students take leadership roles in the Combined Cadet Force, are involved in the Community Service Unit or undertake an Extension Course on Thursday afternoons.
Typical Extension Courses include:
- Cooking for Life (U6th only)
- Debating & Critical Thinking (L6th only)
- Clay and Sculpture
- English Language Lesson (for EAL/IELTS students only)
- Business Trading
- Kim Media – digital and video
- Creative Writing
- Film & Arts Appreciation
- Political Ideas
- Robotics & Programming
- The World of Wine (U6th only)