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            Advanced Level Courses

            These subjects are two year courses, being completed at the end of Year 13. Please also see the
            subject entry requirements grid.

            A Level subjects

            Art, craft and design                           English language     Mathematics
            Biology                                         English literature     Media studies
            Business                                        French               Physical education
            Chemistry                                       Further mathematics    Physics
            Computer science                                Geography          Psychology
            Design & technology                             German             Religion, philosophy and ethics
            Design & technology: fashion and textiles    Government & politics   Sociology

            Vocational Level 3 subjects

            RSL music practitioners Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary Diploma (performance or music technology)
            Performing arts Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
            Vocational business Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

            Enrichment Level 3 (equivalent to Advanced Subsidiary Level)

            AQA Level 3 mathematical studies (core maths): one year course

            Of course not all combinations of subjects can be made available. The decision as to whether a
            course will run is dependent on the number of students who opt for it. Option columns will be
            issued following a first survey of choices which will take place shortly after the information
            evening in January.

            Courses leading to resits in GCSE English language and mathematics will be offered if there is
            sufficient demand.

            The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

            The EPQ is a qualification equivalent to half a full A level. During Year 12, students are required to
            study a one period a week course in EPQ preparation. Students then submit a proposal for a
            project of their own which might well be informed by their subjects or be a complementary study.
            Guided self-study leads to a project and a presentation in a format agreed by the student and the
            supervisor. This qualification will be completed during Year 12.

            Universities have been very favourable in their responses to this qualification, with many making
            lower offers to students who have an EPQ, and others recognising the EPQ as contributing to UCAS
            tariff points when making offers of places.
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