A day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 4 to 18 in Shebbear, Devon

Sixth Form Curriculum

In the Sixth Form, we offer a full range of A-Level subjects as well as BTEC options with a free choice of combinations.

Our Sixth Form environment is engaging and challenging and our pupils are taught in small groups, enabling them to focus on their studies but providing them with the right amount of support, care and communication.

Today, Universities and employers look for more than just good examination results. They are interested in students who have challenged themselves by travelling abroad, taking on meaningful work experience, developing their sporting, musical and dramatic interests and improving their computing, communication and leadership skills. Enrichment opportunities like these, and many more, are available in our Sixth Form.

A-Level Subjects

We offer 18 A-Level subject choices: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama & Theatre, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Mathematics & Further Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology and Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics. Each subject is allocated approximately five hours per week.

The current A-Level system gives everybody the opportunity to study three subjects, or four subjects if two of those are Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

BTEC Subjects

We offer BTEC National Level 3 Qualifications in various subject choices with different courses running each year, depending on demand. BTEC courses have become one of the most widely recognised qualifications for admission to Higher Education and are gaining popularity as an alternative to A-Levels. BTEC qualifications give pupils a clear route to employment, providing them with practical knowledge and technical skills in their chosen subject area.

Extended Project Qualification

We provide all pupils with the opportunity to complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a research-based project on any topic of their choice which carries UCAS points and enables them to work independently and extend their academic studies further. Pupils study a wide range of topics, from ‘How do we strengthen children’s resilience to climate change in Low Income Countries?', to 'Raising awareness of mental health within agriculture' and ‘The Role of Hillforts in Iron Age Society, specifically in the Southwest of Britain’.


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