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Making your subject choices

Choosing a handful of subjects to take at A-level isn't a decision you should take lightly. The A-levels you pick now can impact what you do later, namely the courses you can apply to at university (and which universities will consider you). There is some helpful advice here 

 

That said, if you don't know what you want to do in the future, you can still make smart choices now that will leave you in the best position in two years' time. Facilitating subjects are a handful of A-level subjects commonly asked for in universities’ entry requirements, regardless of the course you’re applying to – this makes them a good choice to keep your options open.

 

The facilitating subjects are:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • English

  • Geography

  • History

  • Maths

  • Modern and classical languages

  • Physics

 

If you don’t know what you’ll want to study at university, it can pay off later to take one or two of these.

 

Be aware, some universities openly discourage students from taking certain combinations of A-level subjects, particularly when subjects are very similar like business studies and economics – something to bear in mind when you're making A-level choices.

 

Our entry requirement is 5 GCSE passes (Pass or Level 4). Some courses have an additional entry requirement as shown in brackets on each subject page

 

Please note the following:

 

We reserve the right to amend our course offer. You will be informed of any changes to our course offer which impact your original choices as soon as final decisions about our 2018-19 curriculum have been made. Should a course that you have selected not be available, you will be asked to select an alternative.

 

Your conditional offer is based upon you successfully meeting the entry criteria agreed at your interview.

 

It is now a national requirement that any student without a GCSE, grade Level 4 or above, in English Language and/or Mathematics continues to study these subjects as part of their programme of study until they have achieved the qualification at Level 4 or above. This may mean that your choice of courses will be impacted due to this requirement..

 

Should you not meet your conditional offer for first choice courses but meet the minimum entry criteria of 5 GCSE passes, we will be available on results day to discuss other opportunities within our Sixth Form.