Our policy is for students to choose three subjects for study at Advanced Level and to take their examinations at the end of their Year 13. We have adopted this linear approach in the light of the government’s recent changes to the A level system; we are confident that it is the best way for our students to secure the three high grades required for entry to the leading UK universities, which include Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions.
In addition, Year 12 students are strongly encouraged to undertake an independent research project of their own, in a subject of their choice, leading to the Edexcel Extended Project Qualification. This is graded in the same way as an A Level and is equivalent to 50% of a total A Level. Students receive support from a designated tutor and are guided in the skills of research, development and presentation of their findings. Universities welcome this qualification as ideal preparation for study at undergraduate level.
As an alternative, gifted Mathematicians who wish to pursue Further Mathematics A Level may opt for this as an extension of their studies, whilst students who have a talent for the Performing Arts may pursue Grade 8 or a Diploma in Music or Speech and Drama, in consultation with the Head of Performing Arts.
As a Modern Orthodox Jewish school, we are proud to offer a rich programme of Jewish life and learning, which includes a compulsory and optional element. All students are expected to play their part in Sport, PHSE, Community Service and Leadership and the Year 12 expedition to Poland with its study of the Holocaust. Opportunities for further enrichment are offered in the form of Young Enterprise, Debating, Drama and a wide range of clubs and societies which are run by students, who also take the lead in School Council and our very active Charity Committee. Each student is supported by a mentor in terms of time management, Careers advice and University applications.
For their A Levels, students choose three subjects from the following list:
- Art and Design
- Computer Science
- English literature
- Government and Politics
- Media Studies
- Modern Hebrew (Ivrit)
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies
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Entry into the Sixth Form is via an application, assessment, and interview and is subject to references from current school and conditional on a satisfactory performance at I/GCSE.
A successful applicant will require strong academic ability and potential and a minimum of 35 points (on the new 1-9 GCSE scale) and will have to meet subject-specific requirements. All students must achieve a minimum of a C grade (5) in Mathematics and English GCSEs.
A very limited number of scholarships are available in the Sixth Form. An Academic Scholar will have a proven record of academic achievement throughout their school career, which will result in at least 7 A* grades at GCSE (or the equivalent on the new 1-9 scale). Candidates who are predicted at least 7A*s at GCSE, perform very well in the assessment, demonstrate social, communal and Jewish commitments may be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships may attract a percentage reduction in the basic school fees and are reviewed annually. If it is felt that the student concerned is not meeting the standards expected then the Scholarship may be withdrawn.
16+ Key Dates for 2018 Entry
Into the Sixth Form Evening*
26th October 2017
16+ Application Closing Date
Sixth Form Assessment and Interview Day
Offer letters posted
*Pre-registration is required
3rd November 2017
14th November 2017
1st December 2017
13th December 2017