Sixth Form Curriculum
Advanced Level or A-levels have changed over the past three years. The AS qualification is a standalone and does not form part of the A-level assessment. The AS marks will no longer count towards the Advanced level qualification.
All the A-level examinations will take place at the end of the two year course.
Most subjects have now converted to this format with September 2017 seeing the final phase of change in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Government & Politics, Film Studies and Technology subjects.
For September 2018, all the subjects we offer will be linear assessment A-levels. However, students still have a choice at WKGS whether to take 3 A-levels (over two years) or 4 subjects in Year 12 with one generally being an AS choice. If students take four subjects, they will be asked, after Parents Evening in January, which subject they intend to complete to AS only. Students will then sit this subject in June of Year 12 before proceeding to Year 13 with three options. It will be possible to continue with all four subjects, if desired, but we recommend most students cease studying the fourth subject at the end of Year 12.
For able mathemticians, Further Maths can be taken as a fourth or fifth subject choice.
The Sixth Form Curriculum is further enriched with enrichment courses, Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Extended Project as well as Work Experience, Careers, Study Skills and Private Study. More information about Enrichment can be found here.
A full list of examination boards and qualifications can be found by clicking on the SIXTH FORM OPTION CHOICES page (top left).