From September 2015 - 2018, A Levels are changing and will become linear.  This means that all exams which comprise the A Level will be taken at the end of two years study. Choices: There are 28 A levels available for study in the Sixth Form. We offer five option blocks for A level subjects and most students will choose four subjects to study in their first year. Many subjects appear in more than one option block and most combinations of subjects will be possible. Where clashes do occur, students will be advised on alternative options.


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 is essential for success.

In addition to subject lessons, students will also undertake a fortnightly tutorial lesson focusing on successful study, wellbeing and progression.

Course Information

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.

All current plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent on student numbers and government policy.