The aims of the Sixth Form curriculum are:
The process of pupils selecting the subjects they wish to study in the Sixth Form can often be a difficult one, but it is only one decision in a larger scheme that will see pupils make further decisions throughout
their higher education and future careers.
Almost all A Level subjects are now taught as two-year linear courses with terminal examinations at the end of the Upper Sixth, with a move away from external assessment at the end of the Lower Sixth. In most subjects there is now a broader and deeper Level of content, which requires a higher Level of independent study.
Universities are looking for three very good A Level grades, and in addition there should be evidence of breadth and engagement, which can be shown in a variety of ways, both academic and non-academic.
You can download the most recent curriculum guide here:
The minimum academic requirement for entry to the Sixth Form is two GCSE passes at grade A (or grade 7 where relevant) and three at grade B (or grade 6 where relevant) plus minimum grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language or Literature. In addition to this general requirement, each subject has specific minimum entry requirements; these are listed in the curriculum guide.