“The A Level-based curriculum is entirely appropriate for students’ needs. It is delivered imaginatively, and it stimulates high quality learning and the enjoyment of intellectual challenge.” - Ofsted
A Level subject teachers are always happy to help pupils make the right choices. An options evening is held in October for Year 11 pupils, at which subject teachers are present to discuss what their courses entail, as are members of the Senior Leadership Team. Current Sixth Formers also provide further information during the course of the evening.
Detailed subject information can also be found under the Curriculum Subject pages and in the videos, presented by each department, which can be found further down this page.
To enable us to provide courses to suit the requirements of our pupils, we ask them, early in Year 11, to consider possible subject preferences for the following year. All subjects are two-year courses, with a small number also being offered at AS Level, ending in June of the Lower Sixth year. Pupils either do 3 or 4 A Levels over the two year course. In addition to the A Levels studied, pupils have the opportunity later in Year 11 to select one or more additional enrichment courses, such as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Arts Award Gold or an AS Level.
It should be noted that subjects which do not secure sufficient interest may not subsequently be offered. Furthermore, there will only be one class in many subjects (because of demand) and, therefore, pupils may find they wish to take two subjects in the same option column. For this reason, we recommend considering a reserve subject or subjects and investigating it an an early stage, alongside the main choices. It may be possible to take a subject that cannot be studied here, or to avoid a clash of options, at The Skinners’ School, however, this is often not certain until much later in Year 11.
Please click on the links below to view presentations by each of the departments, giving an outline of what to expect from A Level courses.
Click here for Biology FAQs
Click here for Chemistry FAQs
Click here for a Powerpoint presentation on studying for an A Level in Computer Science.
Click here for Design and Technology FAQs
Click here for Economics FAQs
Click here for English Literature FAQs
Click here for Fine Art FAQs
Click here for French FAQs
Click here for Further Maths FAQs
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Click here for the German FAQs
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Executive Headteacher Mrs Linda Wybar
Associate Headteacher Mrs Katie Marchant
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