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Key stage 5

All of our A Level courses follow a two-year linear format with the final assessment taking place at the end of the course.

We offer flexible option groups to allow students to combine study of arts and sciences. In addition to subjects offered at GCSE, Economics, Further mathematics, Psychology and Philosophy can be studied to A Level. 

We are pleased to announce that from September 2022, we will be offering Cambridge Level 3 Technical award in engineering. Please click on this link for further information.

Art, music, sociology, French, drama and theatre studies, German, and Government and politics, are all taught collaboratively with King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School, King Edward VI Handsworth Boys’ and King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy.

All students follow one of four pathways with the expectation that they will sit all of the subjects started in Year 12 in September as A Level examinations in Year 13 during Summer term.

The four pathways are as follows:

  • three A Level subjects
  • three A Level subjects plus the Extended Project Qualification
  • four A Level subjects
  • four A Level subjects plus the Extended Project Qualification.

In addition to the above all students in Year 12 will have:

  • a weekly fifty minute lesson of Personal, Social, Health and Education.
  • a weekly afternoon of games/enrichment.

The EPQ is started in the Spring term of Year 12 and completed during the autumn term of Year 13. Students considering university courses where an interview forms part of the application process are strongly encouraged to study for the EPQ.

Reporting and Assessment grades

In years 12 and 13, current working at grades are reported using the A Level(A*-E) grades.

For more information regarding assessments, please click here.

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