A Level Subjects and Wider Learning

Parmiter’s is committed to offering an extensive academic Sixth Form curriculum.  All students are required to study at least three subjects to A Level and many complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  Students who fulfil the academic requirements may choose to study four subjects to A Level.

The courses offered for September 2020 entry are listed below; the links provide details of entry requirements and an outline of each course. 

All subjects are taught as two-year linear courses with students sitting all examinations at the end of Year 13. Students who study Mathematics and Further Mathematics are expected to take two further A level subjects.

To study four subjects at A Level, a student will have achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades 8/9 or A*.  

Alongside their A Level subjects, all Year 12 students attend an introductory programme of study skills sessions which leads to an opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Students' timetables will also include supervised study periods at school in addition to the home study expected for A Levels.

The EPQ gives students the chance to practise undergraduate skills and to demonstrate interest in and commitment to a subject of their choice. It can take the form of a dissertation (a long essay), an artefact (something created, such as a piece of sculpture or a website) or a performance.

Please be aware that the subjects offered for September 2020 will only run if there is sufficient demand from students.  The school cannot guarantee that every subject will run each academic year.  A decision on available courses will be made in February 2020.  All students who hold an offer for our Sixth Form will be informed if their subject choices are no longer available.

Our current Sixth Form curriculum includes the following A Level subjects (course details are as given in the links above):

Year 12 (September 2019): Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology: Product Design, Drama & Theatre, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology.

Year 13 (September 2019): Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology: Product Design, Drama & Theatre, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Spanish.