Students will study three full A levels over two years (an option to study four is available; please see Entry Criteria for information). Our aim is to ensure that subjects offer depth, rigour and academic challenge from the outset. By studying three subjects that are examined after two years, students have real time to think, experiment, develop opinions and, occasionally, make mistakes without the immediate prospect of examination at the end of Year 12.
There is a lot to consider in making your choice:
Once you know your results in August and sign up to your respective courses you are committed to these from the outset. If you feel that you have made a wrong choice you must let the Head of Post 16 know before the end of the second week. Changes beyond this point will not be possible.
Many courses at university build on knowledge and skills that you gain at school and for this reason some university courses require you to have studied a particular subject or subjects. Facilitating subjects are those that are more frequently identified by universities as being required for entry than others. Facilitating subjects are:
If you are considering a career in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or are determined to attend a Russell Group university research your subject choices at A Level carefully and in advance.