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Academic Overview

Gordon’s Sixth Form offers a range of traditional and academically rigorous A-Levels, all of which are held in high regard by universities and employers alike. We currently expect our students to choose four AS subjects in Year 12 and narrow that down to three in Year 13, after summer AS Level examinations. This ensures students have options and can make more informed choices for their future. Please note that from September 2020, students will not sit AS levels.

When choosing subjects, students should aim to pick ones that interest them and which they enjoy. Students should be informed that some specific university courses require them to have a certain combination of A Level subjects. For example, a degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy or Veterinary Sciences would require an A Level profile of Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics. For other degrees such as Architecture students should choose Physics and Maths or the more creative pathway of DT and Art.

We offer an AS Induction Day where all students can experience a subject lesson before they start their A-Level programme with us. Students should be aware that each subject has entry criteria which reflect its level of difficulty and required skills set.

Further details of the subjects we offer at our Sixth Form can be found within this section. For specific details of each course, including content and examination boards, please click the Sixth Form Options Booklet button below.

Sixth Form students are also invited to attend additional, academic enrichment activities such as Library Lectures and the Academic Scholars' Programme, dependent on their interests. 

 

 

 sixth form subject options
 
OPTION A OPTION B OPTION C OPTION D
Mathematics Mathematics Physics Physics
Media Studies Chemistry Biology Geography
Chemistry Geography Economics Psychology
Economics Technology History Computer Science
English Literature Psychology English Language History
PE Business Business Media Studies
Art Biology Music Drama
Photography Spanish English Literature French
German Further Maths Further Maths Further Maths
BTEC Sport BTEC Sport BTEC Business