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General Principles: 3 or 4 subjects
In June of their Lower Sixth year, students will sit internally devised, end of year mock AS/A level examinations in all their subjects. Testing will be rigorous and will be based on specimen exam board material to ensure that the results achieved offer an accurate indication of likely performance at A level. Pupils will sit external AS examinations in those subjects which remain modular [i.e. Classical Civilisation, Design Technology (Graphics, Resistant Materials, Systems & Control), Government & Politics, Mathematics, Music Technology].
In some circumstances, pupils may sit a stand-alone AS qualification at the discretion of individual Heads of Department.
Upper Sixth Year
From January of the Lower Sixth to Easter of the Upper Sixth students also have the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive enrichment programme where they can gain a range of skills from a number of non-examined extension courses such as Creative Marketing, Sports Leaders Award, Environmental Stewardship, Art History, Computing in the Modern World, Mandarin and Life Skills.
Qualifications Achieved by End of Upper Sixth
Most students will have achieved the following qualifications by the end of their Upper Sixth:
3 A level qualifications in subjects of their choice [some will achieve 4]
1 AS level qualification in a subject of their choice [if relevant]
Extended Project Qualification [optional]
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award [optional]
The following subjects are usually offered:
Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Design & Technology- Graphics, Resistant Materials and Design Engineering, Drama & Theatre Studies, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, German, Government & Politics, Greek (Classical), History, Latin, Mathematics & Further Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Religious Studies and Spanish.