A Level Programme
Your time at Prior Park Sixth Form will be an opportunity to deepen your knowledge in subjects that you really enjoy, as well a chance to try something new. Prior Park offers the best of the British Curriculum through its high quality A Level Programme. Students who choose to undertake A Levels will be well prepared and positioned to enter further education or the world of work not only in the UK but around the world.
The British A Level programme taught at Prior Park can offer pathways to some of the best universities in Britain, including Oxbridge and the Russell Group. It is important for students to understand the specifications required for entry into these institutions so they can make an informed choice about their A Level subjects. Further information, such as the Russell Group ‘Informed Choices’ booklet, can be useful in the decision making process.
Choosing A Level subjects can be difficult; it can be helpful to talk to other students who have studied the same subjects and to consider the following things:
- Which subjects you enjoy
- Which subjects you are good at
- The higher education and career implications of your choices
- Your predicted grades
Entry into the Sixth Form is dependent on an ability to benefit from higher studies, showing aptitude and maturity.
The minimum requirement for Sixth Form entry is 6 GCSEs 9-4 grade (A*-C), with specific grade requirements of a minimum of 6 for chosen A Level options (if the student has studied the subject before).
Skills for Life
Alongside the A Level Curriculum, all Sixth Form students attend Skills for Life sessions which teaches them practical skills which will prepare them not only for university but for life beyond.