A Level Subject List

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We are proud of the exciting range of Sixth Form opportunities open to you at St. Bede’s College. There are few comparable institutions offering such a variety of choice, not to mention talented and experienced staff working very hard in partnership with our students to make the two years of Sixth Form stimulating, successful, productive and above all greatly enjoyable.

We offer you a programme of four AS subjects when you enter the Sixth Form. Most students will then take three of these subjects forward for the final year.

To retain the Bedian emphasis on your spiritual, moral and physical development, you will also take part in our highly successful General Religion course as well as enjoying the relaxation of Games where a very wide range of options is now open to you. As well as Games, we also offer the possibility of Community Service beyond the College. Finally there is private study time as preparation for the university years of fully independent study.

The college aims to offer a very flexible choice, allowing you to combine almost any group of subjects. The following 23 subject options are being offered at this stage:

Subject Options

Fine Art
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Classical Civilisation
Drama and Theatre Studies
Economics
English Language
English Literature
French
Geography
Geology
German
History
Latin
Mathematics
Further Mathematics
Music
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Spanish
Theology

All subjects in the Lower Sixth are taught in twelve periods a fortnight in groups of not more than fourteen students, and often less. For the Upper Sixth, group sizes reduce and subjects are taught for fourteen periods per fortnight. It is these small class sizes which allow subject teachers to work closely with their students, monitoring their progress and providing extra help where necessary, to ensure that they meet their academic potential.

AS Exams in Reformed Subjects at St Bedes