Academic

STUDYING A LEVELS AT LUCKLEY SIXTH FORM CENTRE

With a brand new 6th form study area, a dedicated and highly qualified team of teachers and an impressive record of examination success it is hardly surprising that the sixth form at Luckley is growing – rapidly.

However we are committed to offer the best possible experience for our students and for this reason we continue to keep class sizes small ensuring that the vast majority of students move on to further education at their first choice establishment.

We offer over 20 subject choices at A level.

Art (Fine Art), Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Economics & Business, English Literature, Food & Nutrition, Geography, History, IT & Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Maths, Modern Languages (French, German & Spanish), Music, Philosophy & Ethics, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Product Design (Textiles Technology), Psychology.

You can choose from a variety of options, following a detailed discussion with the Head of Sixth Form to assist in your decision. Below are some examples of the most popular options:
1. Study 3 full A Levels plus an EPQ
2. Study 4 full A Levels plus an EPQ
3. Study 2 full A Levels plus an EPQ
4. Study 3 full A Levels plus an AS Level if the subject allows.

In Year 12 we recommend that you choose option 1 or 2, however all options are available and will be allocated according to the student’s best interests. In all subjects the AS grade is a stand-alone qualification and will have no bearing on your final A Level grade. Also the exam skills needed for an AS exam will be very different to that of an A2. We therefore recommend that if you are planning to take a full A Level, you do not undertake a public exam at the end of Year12, but embark on ‘in-house’ exams instead.

THE EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (EPQ)

The EPQ allows students to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. You will choose a topic, then plan, research and develop your idea. Creativity and curiosity is encouraged. A project topic can be directly related to your main study programme, looking further from the set specification, or it can be something totally unrelated to your A Level choices. The finished product may take the form of:
• a research-based written report
• a production (e.g. a charity event, fashion show or sports event etc)
• an artefact (e.g. a piece of art, computer game, realised design etc).

SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic, Art, Sports, Music and Drama scholarships are available for Year 12 entry. Examinations take place in the autumn term prior to entry the following September.