IBDP at a Glance
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Six subjects (from a choice of 24): three standard level and three higher level
- Studies in language and literature
- Language acquisition
- Individuals and societies
- 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.
A Levels at a Glance
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- Normally three subjects, from a choice of 18
- 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 A Level, but you can gain a standalone IBDP certificate in these subjects at Higher or Standard Level instead, alongside your A Levels.
A Level Option Blocks are developed based on students’ choices by March, so we strongly recommend applying early. Please see 2021 A Level Options Blocks for an indication of possible subject combinations for September 2021.
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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.
Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering with Abbey Road Studios – offering students industry-standard training.
Students lead on projects to encourage participation in sports, often as part of the School’s Outreach and Partnerships work, for our example with our swimming partnership with Whiteknights Primary School.
Students gain can gain a qualification in investing to learn the basics of managing a portfolio.