Sixth Form Curriculum

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)

Key Stage 5 is completed in the Lower (Year 12) and Upper (Year 13) Sixth Form years and is assessed through GCE ‘A level’ examinations taken at the end of the Upper Sixth year. All subject courses are full two year A levels. AS examinations are not taken.

Boys choose three or four A level subjects, and study these alongside a range of enrichment activities in the Lower Sixth.

All lessons are taught in mixed ability groups within the context of the schools academically selective intake. The exception to this is Mathematics where ability streaming is utilised.

All boys also have the opportunity to undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This qualification helps boys develop and demonstrate important transferrable life skills such as project management and provides opportunities for extended writing, both of which are highly valued for progression to higher education and employment.

The Sixth Form Options booklet is within the Sixth Form Prospectus and can be accessed here.

Current A Level subjects available at Sixth Form:

In the Sixth Form, students choose three or four subjects to study for A level.

Courses currently on offer for A level study:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design Technology
  • Drama (at WHS)
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish