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 and the opportunity to complete an Independent Project on a topic beyond the confines of subject syllabuses.
This course is attractive to those who wish to specialise after GCSE – in four subjects and then three.
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 are indicated below, of which one must be chosen from each block (but remember that the number of subjects usually reduces to three in the Upper Sixth). The finalised Option Block are given to boys and parents in the Spring Term of the Fifth Form.
Draft 2015 / 2016 Options
|Block A||Block B||Block C||Block D|
Mathematics & Further Mathematics
Government & Politics
Design & Technology
For full curriculum information on each subject please refer to our A2 / A Level Course Guide below.
- 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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