Students start Year 12 by studying four subjects. Some continue with four to the end of Year 13 but most students will choose to specialise in three subjects for their A-level exams (or Pre-U in the case of Chinese). Further Mathematics students sit A-level Mathematics at the end of Year 12 and take Further Mathematics and two other subjects for A-level at the end of Year 13. The Sixth Form timetable is arranged to accommodate a wide variety of subject combinations, including a mix of arts and science subjects. Girls can also opt to do an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) which allows them to choose a topic of interest to research independently and which is the equivalent of half an A-Level.
To counterbalance the academic focus of A level studies, General Studies and Community Service allow girls to pursue a wide range of interests. This is reinforced by an extensive range of extracurricular activities. There is a weekly tutorial programme run by tutors and outside experts, some of which is organised with the City of London School. This focuses on Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, careers and higher education advice and guidance. Tutors also monitor the girls’ overall academic progress, and support the girls with their university applications.
A LEVEL SUBJECTS
- Classical Civilisations
- Computer Science
- Design & Technology
- Drama & Theatre Studies
- English Literature
- Government & Politics
- History (16th and 17th Century)
- History (20th Century)
- Mathematics (Further)
- Religious Studies
- Extended Project Qualification
- GCSE Astronomy and Italian are available in Year 12 as part of the General Studies programme
Classes will be run according to demand and the viability of the final number of students wishing to study a particular subject.