The AS-level Programme
The prerequisite for entry to the lower sixth is generally 5 passes at GCSE level (Grade C or above) or a suitable equivalent. For some AS-level subjects a pass in the same subject at GCSE is required. Most students take 4 subjects at AS level and, in line with university preferences, one of these is generally a contrasting subject chosen from Mathematics, English, a foreign language or Information Technology.
The A2 Programme
Students joining us in their second year of A-levels will generally elect to do 3 subjects at A2 level with some choosing an additional AS subject. Many will take some module examinations in January. These may be repeats of AS modules sat the previous June, new A2 modules or a combination of both. These courses are suited to students who have completed one or more years of study at A-level. Some A-level courses such as Law and Media Studies may be taken over one year without any prior knowledge of the subject.