We like choice; choice says that not everyone is the same and that there are different ways of reaching your goal.
We offer a wide range of A Levels along with a flexible approach. There are many different A Level combinations that the girls could choose. We will not tie them to conventional ideas of what goes with what, though we will offer advice. If it appeals, then there is no reason why Physics cannot be combined with Art!
Our small classes will give plenty of opportunities for discussion, interaction and enquiry. In addition to three A Levels, all girls undertake the highly prized Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). For an EPQ girls will write a 5,000 word dissertation or produce something like an artifact or a musical or dramatic composition. The qualification allows the girls to undertake an in-depth study of a topic in which they have a passionate interest. An EPQ is challenging and demands a high degree of planning, research and independent work and is therefore an impressive addition to the girls’ higher education applications. Recent projects have covered a range of topics from Art Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease to the Vietnam War.
Over and above their academic studies, girls have the opportunity to experience something new or to develop additional skills through our Sixth Form Enrichment programme. These classes are designed to challenge the way the girls think, broaden horizons and increase their confidence. The programme includes Physical Education, PSHE, Surviving University, Cooking Skills and Careers Education as well as the opportunity to take the Young Language Leaders Award, Sports Leaders Award, Gold Arts Award.
A Level choices
We offer a wide range of courses at A Level. These currently include:
Art & Design – Fine Art; Textiles; Graphic Communication
Classics: Latin; Classical Civilisation
Drama and Theatre
Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages: French; German; Spanish