The Sixth Form Advanced Level (A-Level) course at Bedford is an option for boys who feel ready to specialise.

Most boys will study four subjects in the Lower Sixth year and then, after internal examination at the end of that year, continue with three of these subjects to A-Level certification at the end of the Upper Sixth year. Some may elect to continue with four subjects. 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.

Advanced Level boys enjoy a wide range of sporting and service opportunities and attend a lecture programme with major speakers from outside the school. 

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 Blocks are given to boys and parents in the spring term of the Fifth Form.

2021 / 2022 Options

 

Block ABlock B
Business
Drama
French
Geography
Latin
Mathematics
Mathematics & Further Mathematics
Music
Biology
Business
Design Technology
Economics
History
Mathematics
Mathematics & Further Mathematics
Music Technology
Politics
Spanish
Block CBlock D
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Classical Civilisation
Computer Science
Economics
English
Physics
Chemistry
Computer Science
English
Geography
History
Physics
Politics
Religious Studies

For full curriculum information on each subject please refer to our Sixth Form Options Booklet.

Sixth Form Options Booklet 2021

Not every combination of subjects is possible, but we try to provide for all boys where possible. Whilst the school endeavours to meet the requests of all boys, this is subject to timetabling feasibility and sufficient numbers opting for subjects. We reserve the right to remove subjects subsequently from options blocks, and may request boys to alter their options subsequently, too.