Sixth Form Information
- Sixth Form Introduction
- Higher Education Information and Resources
- Extra Activities
Choosing your Subjects
As you make your subject choices consider the questions below.
Strengths and Weaknesses
What are yours?
- Do you feel really comfortable with your chosen subjects at GCSE and able to continue with them to a higher level?
- Are you likely to get the subject specific grades required?
- Have you discussed these with your subject teachers?
Interest and Enjoyment
- Have you demonstrated a genuine interest in a proposed subject?
- Do you enjoy it?
- If you are considering a subject completely new to you, have you examined your reasons?
- Do you know what the subject involves?
- Do you have any skills relevant to that subject?
Career or Higher Education Course Requirements
- If you have a career or higher education course in mind, does your choice of AS and A2 levels comply with entry requirements?
- Have you researched current requirements first hand from, for example, the universities' publications and careers literature?
- Do you know what sort of studies and activities the course contains?
- Does it involve practical work, numeracy, problem solving, essay writing, out-of-school activities?
- Do the skills you will practise reinforce or complement those in your other subjects?
- Do you need to have a reserve subject or other "safety net" in mind?