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AS and A Level courses  

The Sixth Form Advanced Level course at Bedford is a strong option for boys wishing to follow the traditional pattern of subjects to Advanced Level and for many it is the natural choice. In the Lower Sixth Year most boys take four subjects to AS (Advanced Subsidiary) level and then, after examination at the end of that year, continue with three of these subjects to Advanced Level certification at the end of the Upper Sixth year. In addition, these boys enjoy a Skills programme, which includes the skills necessary for University life.

This course is attractive to those who wish to specialise after GCSE – in four subjects and then three. In particular it might suit the committed scientist who sees three sciences, and perhaps AS Level Maths or a language, as his future. Each A Level is separately certified, and so a weak performance in one area will not affect other subjects. Modules taken at AS Level in the Lower Sixth can be retaken subsequently to improve the grade, an attractive facility to many.

Advanced Level boys enjoy a wide range of sporting and service opportunities and attend a lecture programme with major speakers from outside the school. There are Private Study periods as well.

The courses offered include these listed subjects, of which one must be chosen from each block (but remember that the number of subjects usually reduces to three in the Upper Sixth)

2013 / 2014 Options

Block A 
Block B    Block C    Block D 
Mathematics
Mathematics & Further Mathematics
Art & Design    
Geography  
History  
Latin  
Music Technology
Religious Studies

 

MA
FM

AR
GG
HI
LA
MT
RE

Mathematics 
Mathematics & Further Mathematics
Biology 
Classical Civilisation
Design & Technology 
Economics 
French
History  
Religious Studies
MA
FM

BI
CL
DT
EC
FR
HI
RE
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry 
Drama 
Economics
English  
Physics
Spanish
BI
BS
CH
DR
EC
EN
PH
SP
Chemistry
Computing 
English 
Geography
German
Music
Physics
Government & Politics
CH
CP
EN
GG
GM
MU
PH
PO

For full curriculum information on each subject please refer to our A2 / A Level Course Guide below.

AS & A Level Course Guide

Notes

  • Not every combination of subjects is possible, but we try to provide for all boys where possible.
  • The following subjects are provisional at A-Level depending on numbers: Spanish, German (both are available within the IB), Latin and Computing.
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