Core Academic Courses

OUR ACADEMIC COURSES

 

Our curriculum not only prepares students for the end of year exams but also for life beyond our school. This will first be apparent at university where academically their independent studyskills and understanding will set them apart from their peers. Socially, their grounded values, confidence in thinking and self-awareness will help them to keep on the right track. After university, the communication, competencies and leadership skills will help them to develop quickly and carry them through to leading roles whatever their chosen field. We offer courses which place our students in the best position for university application and high impact careers after university. Many of our students are aiming for achievements in business, politics, engineering, medical sciences or entrepreneurship and the courses offered reflect that.


TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
The college combines the best of traditional teaching methods with state of the art facilities to deliver a rewarding learning experience, no matter the courses
students are enrolled on. We strive to integrate character development with the academic content of learning.


Aspects of the college’s teaching philosophy include:


  • Theory of knowledge
  • Understanding practical application to everyday life
  • Tutor culture
  • Independent learning and confidence
  • Pleasure of learning
  • Study and exams strategy and skills

A SELECTION OF SUBJECTS WE OFFER


A'LEVELS

Also known as GCEs, these qualifications allow entrance to all of the top universities in the UK and most of the top universities around the world. A-levels run over two years, students typically take 4 subjects in
their first year of Sixth Form College and they carry 3 of these onto their second year of study. We do what is possible to support students who want to excel, taking more subjects in one or both years, this is most commonly done with further mathematics.

A SELECTION OF SUBJECTS WE OFFER AT A-LEVEL INCLUDE:

Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, Mathematics, General Studies, Religious Studies, Physics, Further Mathematics (in addition to Maths)


INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
Also called University Foundation Course, this one year programme is an alternative to A-Levels and prepares students for university study in a known subject (less flexible and more direct than A-levels).


SUBJECTS WE OFFER AT PRE-U LEVEL INCLUDE:
Law
Business Finance and Economics
Science and Engineering