Study Programme

The vast majority of our students will study a combination of GCE Advanced Level subjects from Cambridge International Examinations supplemented by the ‘core’ programme.

The Cambridge International AS and A Level develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgement, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary) is usually taken during the first year of study and can be a standalone qualification or form the first half of the full A-Level or ‘A2’. It is intended to be more ‘accessible’ both in terms of its content and assessment. Most AS subjects can be extended to a full A-Level (A2). Typically, students study four AS subjects during Year 1 and then focus on three at A-Level in Year 2. A2 is usually taken in the second year of study and contributes to the full A level. It is more demanding and assessed to a higher level.

Typical AS/A2 programme of study:



The Sixth Form follows the same timetable as the Secondary school, with the duration of single lessons being one hour. Some lessons will be taught in blocks of two. Students in Year 12 are required to attend school from the beginning of the day (morning registration) to end of the school day at 14:10 with some lessons on til 15:10. If students do not have lessons after 14:10 they are permitted to leave the school.