The Subject Choices Available
The normal pattern is four AS Levels, one of which is then usually eliminated after examinations at the end of the Lower Sixth to provide three A2 Levels for examination at the end of the Upper Sixth. An A Level is made up of both AS and A2 with equal weighting. Three is the normal requirement for university entrance at degree level, two for HNDs which can provide a different route through university.
All timetables are arranged in blocks, and so all the subjects in a block run at the same time. This means that only one subject per block may be chosen. We aim to provide the widest possible range of options by keeping popular subjects apart, and in some cases offering subjects in more than one block.
No university subject is precluded by our A Level options. Schools cannot provide the range of courses available at university, but we make sure that the blocking system allows pupils to be eligible for every university course.
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4|
|Theatre Studies||Spanish||Music Technology||I.C.T.|
Choose four subjects. You may only choose one subject per block.
All pupils will undertake a course in preparation for Higher Education/Careers.
Universities will make offers either in the form of grades or as a points score which may combine AS and A Levels. The relationship between grades and points is as follows:
|A Level||AS Level|
A grade A* is available for the very best candidates for the whole of the A Level qualification only, i.e. it is not available for individual units or at AS Level.
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