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Study A Levels at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form to benefit from excellent teaching, small class sizes, and all the support, challenge and inspiration you’ll need to reach your full potential.

You can choose from a wide range of A Level subjects to suit your individual goals and interests. Our A Level students aren’t tied to conventional notions of what goes with what – combining physics with art, classics with mathematics, and economics with music - although if you have a university course in mind we’ll advise on the best combination. 

Not sure whether to study A Levels or IB? Look at our useful comparison table:

A Levels: Study the subjects you love IB: Breadth and depth
Who should study A Levels?
Those who have strengths and interests in
just a few key areas, those who prefer depth
of study rather than breadth.
Who should study the IB?
The IB is well-received at both UK and international universities, and offers much more breadth of study than A Levels as you study a much wider range of subjects. It will therefore suit those who have strengths and interests in a broad range of subjects.
What do you study?
Three or four subjects in Year 12 reducing to three subjects in Year 13. However,  with the exception of Further Maths and Maths which can be studied with two other subjects in Years 12 and 13.
What do you study?
Six subjects from the IB curriculum alongside the Theory of Knowledge, an Extended Essay and CAS, a programme of Creativity, Activity and Service.
What are the entrance requirements?
You will need IELTS 6.5+ and at least 50
points at GCSE or equivalent.
What are the entrance requirements?
You will need IELTS 6.5+ and at least 50 points at GCSE or equivalent. If your IELTS
isn’t high enough, we recommend taking a one-year Pre-Programme tailored to you and focused on improving your English Language, so that you can then study IB.
How long does it take?
A Levels take two years to complete, starting in September. Alternatively for those requiring greater English language support this can be combined with the Pre-Programme to create a three year course. If you require a different programme or wish to be flexible on timings, please contact our admissions team to discuss – we may be able to tailor our programme to you. Find out more about A Levels. 
How long does it take?
IB is a two-year programme of study. Alternatively for those requiring greater English language support this can be combined with the Pre-Programme to create a three year course.

 A Levels are best suited to those who have strengths and interests in just a few key areas, and those who prefer depth of study rather than breadth. If you have a strong idea of what you’d like to study at university or a chosen career path, then A Levels could be the right choice for you.


A Levels usually take two years to complete, starting in September. For those requiring greater English language support this can be combined with the Pre-Programme to create a three year course.


If you require a different programme or wish to be flexible on timings, please contact our admissions team to discuss – we may be able to tailor our programme to you.

Subject options

Our students choose three or four subjects to study at A Level, from the following options:
 

Art & Design

Biology

Business

 

Chemistry

Classical Civilisation

Classical languages: Latin/Greek (Pre-U)

Computer Science

Design Engineering

Drama and Theatre

Economics

English Literature

Further Mathematics

French

Geography

German

Greek

History

Latin*

Mandarin Chinese (Pre-U)

Mathematics

Modern Languages

Music (Pre-U)

Physics

Politics

Psychology

Religious studies

Russian

Sociology

Spanish

Expanding intellectual curiosity

As a Stephen Perse student, you’ll explore the Theory of Knowledge alongside your
A Levels. This critical thinking course prepares you for the rigorous academic enquiry you’ll find
at university.

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Entrance Requirements

To study at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form, you need IELTS 6.5+ and at least 50 points at
GCSE or equivalent.

Theory of Knowledge

International Baccalaureate

Results and Destinations