IB or A Level

We have two options for Sixth Form studies: A-Levels are ideal if you excel in particular subjects and want to deepen your knowledge. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is excellent if you’re more of an all-rounder – or prefer coursework, with regular deadlines to keep you on track.
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IBDP at a Glance

Six subjects (from a choice of 24): three standard level and three higher  level

  • Studies in language and literature
  • Language acquisition
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The arts
  • Plus core subjects:
    • Theory of Knowledge (TOK): the value, complexity and limits of knowledge
    • Creativity, Action and Service (CAS): programme
    • Extended essay: independent research, followed by a 4000-word paper
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A Levels at a Glance

  • Normally three subjects, from a choice of eighteen
  • Subjects are studied to a very high level
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) available for students

Please note that Modern Foreign Languages and Film aren’t offered at AS or A Level, but you can gain a standalone IBDP certificate in these subjects at Higher or Standard Level instead.

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97% of university admissions officers rate the IBDP the best preparation to thrive at university

Further information

For extra credit, you can choose to take on additional projects and activities.

We fully encourage our A Level students to commit to an EPQ alongside their core studies. You’ll be writing a 5,000-word essay, written following five months of independent research. It’s highly valued by universities because it demonstrates your ability to go beyond the syllabus with creative, joined-up thinking.

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We encourage students to take part in this programme to not only build individual self-confidence but also life skills in team working, self-reliance, independent thinking and taking on personal responsibility.

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