How to choose A Levels
All students receive an individual interview with our Director of Sixth Form which parents are encouraged to attend. This will enable us to discuss with you your choice of subjects and the combination which will suit your interests and match your career goals.
You should choose subjects that you enjoy or which are aimed towards a particular career. In order to help students choose subjects we have set out various ‘pathways’ which set out subject combinations which are useful for particular careers:
Medicine, Veterinary or Dentistry pathway: Chemistry, Maths, Biology and Psychology.
Engineering Pathway: Maths, Physics, Chemistry
Law and Criminology pathway: Law, History, Politics and Sociology.
Business and Accountancy pathway: Business, Economics, Law and Accounts.
Journalism pathway: English Language, Film Studies, Media Studies and English Literature.
Teaching and social work pathway: History, Sociology, Psychology and Health and Social Care.
Expressive arts pathway: Art, Performing Arts, Film Studies and English Literature.
Environmental pathway: Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Studies and Geography.
Languages pathway: English Language, French, English Literature and German.
At Central Sixth, you will also have the opportunity to study subjects (such as Law, Psychology, Film Studies and Politics) which you may have not been able to do before. The important thing is to talk to the subject lecturers to discuss whether these new subjects are right for you.
We want to make sure that you are doing the subjects you enjoy and which will enable to you to get into the university of your choice and get that dream job. Therefore, students are free, in the first few weeks of the course, to change subjects if they want to.
If you do not have GCSE Maths you will be expected to study this in your first year.