Students are advised to guard against choosing subjects for the wrong reasons. For example:
- Because their friend(s) are doing it.
- Because it sounds easy or ‘cool’
- Because they currently feel ‘safe’ in the subject.
- Because it is a different or ‘new’ subject.
Students are therefore encouraged to:
- Seek information from a variety of sources (sixth form prospectus, careers advisor/university literature, teachers and tutors).
- Gain advice from a variety of sources (family, friends, careers advisor, employers, teachers and tutors).
- Take time at what is a significant moment for determining life-chances.
Most A level subjects are studied for nine hours per fortnight. Subjects attracting small numbers will have fewer, or Year 12 and Year 13 classes may be combined. In addition, private study and homework are essential for success.
In addition to subject lessons, students will also undertake a fortnightly tutorial lesson focusing on successful study, wellbeing and progression.
Please see below details on each of the A Level course content and entry requirements. Please note that there are some which are currently being updated with the new specification details.