Biology – the study of life. This is a fascinating subject which is relevant to everyone and fascinating to many. If you are interested in learning more about yourself, the world you live in and the other organisms you share the world with then you should enjoy this subject. We look in detail at how systems work and in some topics we go down to the biochemical level.
Business Studies is an especially popular choice at A level, with high pass rates. It is ideal for you if you are thinking of studying a business related subject at university as it helps you to develop your research and evaluative skills, it is also ideal preparation for the world of work by improving your transferable skills such as your ability to analyse financial data and write business reports, whist gaining an insight into both the way in which businesses operate today, and the reasoning behind many business decisions.
This is a laboratory based subject where frequent experiments reinforce theoretical concepts and help solve chemical problems. The syllabus is divided between Physical chemistry - the nature, trends and properties of substances; Inorganic chemistry - the chemistry of all elements except carbon and its compounds and Organic chemistry - the chemistry and synthesis of carbon compounds. We recommend AS Maths to support the calculations in Chemistry.
With the sustained increase in popularity of A level Economics in recent years (students taking this subject in the UK increased by 55% from 2006 to 2011), there has never been a better time for the Sixth Form to introduce this subject. Economics is a fascinating subject which looks at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty.
The focus is on detailed reading of poetry, prose and drama from different periods. You will learn the skills of analysis and of responding to texts by means of discussion together with coherent and lucid writing. There are opportunities for creative writing and you will also study the language of speech.
The focus for this subject is on detailed reading of poetry, prose and drama within shared contexts. In ‘Love Through the Ages’, the theme of love, one of the most central themes in literature, is explored across time. A range of texts will be studied in terms of both time and genre. The course involves looking at ways in which writers shape meanings within their texts. It also involves thinking about a wide range of relevant contexts and the different ways that texts can be interpreted by readers.
You will be encouraged to develop political awareness and a wider understanding of contemporary society to enable you to adopt your own views on current political issues. As well as examining the major political concepts, government and politics provides an overview of British politics since 1945 and analyses how processes and institutions have changed since 1979.
At A2 you will study the Political system in the USA – its key themes and major debates.
A flexible approach to the study of this language is provided. You will study current issues and areas of topical interest in contemporary European society. Resources include audio DVD and videotapes and reading materials from magazines and newspapers together with the use of satellite television and language laboratory work. There may be opportunities to spend some time in the country of the language you are studying.