Key Stage 5
Years 12 and 13
A diverse range of A Level subjects are offered in the Sixth Form, allowing our students considerable choice. We ask all students to study four A Level subjects from the start of Year 12, the majority of whom decide to drop one subject at the end of Year 12 and have the opportunity to take an AS qualification in that subject if it is offered. Students then study three A Level subjects in Year 13. This system provides our students with the flexibility to change their minds – in many cases the subject they expect to drop at the end of Year 12, is one they choose to continue studying!
If students want to change their Key Stage 5 curriculum, they should speak in the first instance to Mrs Neal and take note of our A level Curriculum Protocol.
Our Key Stage Five A Level subject offering includes:
Creative & Performing Arts:
- Art & Design (Fine Art/Graphics)
- Drama & Theatre Studies
- Government & Politics*
- Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics
Literature & Languages:
- English Literature
Mathematics & The Sciences:
- Computer Science
- Further Mathematics
* These subjects are offered for the first time in the Sixth Form. Students will not previously have studied these at GCSE.
Students in Year 12 receive an hour per week of Form Time, which incorporates elements of PSHE topics and preparation for life beyond school. Year 13 students receive an hour per fortnight of Form Time, and also have the opportunity to study an independent EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), undertake a Community work experience placement, support students in one of our local primary schools or take part in weekly Games sessions on Wednesday afternoons.
Further information regarding all subjects taught at A Level, including the EPQ, can be found in the Sixth Form Subject Information Booklet on the website. Please also refer to the Departmental pages for an overview of each subject (Curriculum: Departments).
Please see the KS5 reporting guidance for parents and carers below.