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All our Sixth Form courses are GCE ‘A’ Levels. Students starting their A level studies in September 2019 will sit their exams at the end of Year 13 (in 2021).

Pathways

Applicants to our Sixth Form will follow one of three Pathways during their two years of post-16 education:

Pathway 1

Four A Levels. This will be appropriate for the most academic girls (see Entry Criteria). In addition, all girls who choose Further Mathematics must study four A Levels.

Pathway 2

Three A Levels, plus either the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or AS Mathematics. Both of these courses will be completed in Year 12.

Applicants for the Sixth Form will indicate which Pathway they prefer to follow on the application form. This choice will then be discussed with them  to ensure it is the most appropriate one for them given their individual circumstances.

Pathway 3

This Pathway will only be available once GCSE results are received. All girls who achieve between 6 and 6.49 for their capped average points score will be placed on a three A Level only programme. If they wish to study the EPQ or AS Mathematics they will have to request to do so on results day and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advice/Guidance

Make sure you talk to your teachers about whether you are suited to the A Level courses you want to take. You need to choose the best combination of subjects which will give breadth to your studies and support your career plans.

Students hoping to apply for a place on a particular degree course after A Level are advised to choose courses in those subjects currently required by universities. Most universities now have lists of Preferred Subjects for each of their courses. This is particularly important if you are thinking about studying subjects like Mathematics and Engineering, as several of the top universities now require Further Mathematics as well as Mathematics at A Level. You will find this information on university websites.

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