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). 

Compulsory Courses for Year 12 and 13:

  •       Physical Education
  •       Moral Education

 

Compulsory Courses for Year 12:

  •       Arabic (MoE) - if student holds an Arabic Passport
  •       Islamic - if student is registered Islamic, regardless of passport

 

Enrichment Activities:

  •       Duke of Edinburgh Award
  •       IPQ (subject to academic performance)
  •       Community Service
  •       Prefect / Student Council
  •       Model United Nations


Courses offered in Year 12 (2019/2020)

Courses offered in Year 13 (2019/2020)

English Literature

English Literature

Core Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Biology

Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry

Physics

Physics

Sociology

Sociology

History

History

Psychology

Psychology

Business

Business

Information Technology

Information Technology

Computer Science

Computer Science

Economics

Economics

Arabic as a first language

Arabic as a first language

 

Art & Design (2 year course only)

Drama (2 year course only)

Physical Education (2 year course only)

French (2 year course, or 1 year full A Level for native speakers)*

Spanish (2 year course, or 1 year full A Level for native speakers)*

Media Studies (2 year course only)

* Native Speakers must be tested in and approved by the Head of Department

Please Note:

  • Students will choose a combination of 4 subjects for Year 12 and if following the IAS/IAL/AS/A Level route, will have the option not to continue one onto Year 13.
  • 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).
  • 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 for Sixth Form. The standard requirement on to our 'AS', ‘IAS’, ‘IAL’ and 'A' Level pathway is 5 GCSE's at Grade 4 (C) or above plus the minimum requirements of each subject. There are specific subjects studied in Sixth Form 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 and the Head of Sixth Form.
  • Courses will only be run where there is sufficient student uptake.
  • The courses choice structure may be subject to change at any time.