Selecting Courses

Subject Options

Advice

  • Consider subjects you enjoy and currently do well in. Give some thought to choosing subjects that you have not studied before but don’t be tempted to choose them just because they are new. Make sure you have the skills, knowledge and aptitudes which are suited to the study of those subjects.
  • Listen to the advice of your teachers.
  • Don’t choose a subject because your friends have. Choose what’s right for you.
  • Research which subjects are required or are of benefit for the career you wish to pursue. You don’t want to discover that you can’t access the career you want because you don’t have the right A levels.
  • Ensure that you do not exclude yourself from any university courses that you may wish to pursue (for example by having too few full A levels or the wrong subjects). 

Post-16 students can select one subject from each Option, a maximum of four subjects.

COMPULSORY

Physical
Activity
Islamic /
Enrichment Activity
Moral
Education

OPTION 1

GCSE English English Literature Arabic A Chemistry

OPTION 2

Core Mathematics

Mathematics

Art and Design

OPTION 3

GCSE Triple Science Media Business Economics Psychology

OPTION 4

GCSE
History
Physics Information
Technology
Physical
Education
Drama

OPTION 5

GCSE Mathematics Computer Science Biology History Sociology Business

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

International Award IELTS Sports Leader Award IPQ 

Please Note:

  • Students will choose a combination of 4 subjects for Year 12 and if following the AS/A Level route, will have the option not to continue one onto Year 13.
  • Students will pick one option in each option block grouping (with a maximum of four options).
  • All students will take Physical Activity and Moral Education as compulsory subjects. Muslim students will take Islamic Studies as a compulsory subject. Students holding Arabic passports must study Arabic (MoE) in either Option 1 or Option 4.
  • Applications to Post-16 will be reviewed and a conditional offer may be made subject to interviews.
  • Prerequisites: Students must meet the minimum entry requirements of each subject. The standard requirement on to our 'AS' and 'A' Level pathway is 5 GCSE's at Grade 4 (C) or above. There are specific subjects studied at AS and A Level that will require higher GCSE grades such as Mathematics and the single Sciences. Exceptions may be made, but only after consultation and agreement with the Head of Secondary School.
  • Courses will only be run where there is sufficient student uptake.
  • The courses choice structure may be subject to change at any time.