A vital element for the two year A level course is your commitment to your own learning. A wide range of subjects is offered and in Year 12 students choose four subjects from a five band matrix. In Year 13 most girls will continue to A Level with three subjects although it is possible to continue with all four subjects. The school offers a linear A Level programme and does not enter candidates for AS examinations in Year 12. This uniform approach aims at increasing valuable teaching time in the first year of Sixth Form and providing greater opportunities for enrichment. In certain subjects it may be possible for a student to enter for an AS Level in Year 13 by arrangement with the Head of Sixth Form and the Head of Department.
Subjects offered are: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Greek, Drama & Theatre, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, Hinduism, History, History of Art, Information Technology BTEC Level 3, Latin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Spanish.
All students in Year 12 attend lessons for a University Preparation Project and complete a mini research project. They can carry on to complete a full Extended Project Qualification if they wish in the form of a dissertation or an artefact. The Extended Project helps pupils to develop outstanding abilities in research practice and achieve a valuable qualification, which is highly attractive to universities.