At LS6 we offer the A-level subjects listed below. A-level subjects are taught over 5 hours of lesson time per week. These can be taken on Pathway 2 and Pathway 3. For LS6 Pathway information, please click here.
A-level Biology Exam Board: AQA | Leading Teacher: Mr J Sorensen
Summary: Students gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the living world from the molecular level to complex systems and how organisms interact with our ever changing environment.
A-level Business Studies Exam Board: Edexcel | Leading Teacher: Mrs G Watt
Summary: Students will build knowledge of core business concepts and apply them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. More complex business information is developed in Themes 3 and 4, requiring students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues.
A-level English Language & Literature (combined) Exam Board: AQA | Leading Teacher: Ms A Jennings
Summary: English Language & Literature combines skills from both disciplines in a varied study of literary fiction and non-literary texts. It will build on skills gained at GCSE and develop an understanding of linguistic and literary theory.
A-level Film Studies Exam Board: Eduqas | Leading Teacher: Mr C Dennett
Summary: Those who study Film characteristically bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium. Students will have the opportunity to study and analyse films from varying genres, interesting styles and from around the globe. The films are studied not only for their aesthetical appeal and narrative styles but also the social, cultural and historical contexts in which they were created.
A-level History Exam Board: AQA | Leading Teacher: Mrs H Taylor
Summary: History is ideal for those who have an interest in politics in the past and who want to find out why some countries were able to develop through peaceful methods while others experienced revolutions.
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A-level Mathematics Exam Board: Edexcel | Leading Teacher: Mr W Edmonds
Summary: Mathematics covers Core, Statistics and Mechanics. There are units that lead on directly from the higher content at GCSE. You will also explore new topics like Differentiation and Integration or Hypothesis testing.
Core Maths Exam Board: AQA | Leading Teacher: Mr W Edmonds
Summary: This course looks at aspects of Mathematics that are used in all sorts of industries and everyday finance; including credit cards and loans, taxation, changes in house prices. The exam uses real data and focuses on using data and calculations to make informed decisions.
A-level Music Technology Exam Board: Edexcel | Leading Teacher: Mr K Hayman
Summary: Music Technology gives learners the opportunity to develop and hone skills in recording and production along with studying the key techniques used by engineers and producers from the past and up to the present day.
A-Level Philosophy Exam board: AQA | Leading Teacher: Mr R Stephenson
Summary: Philosophy considers questions that are fundamental to our existence. Questions such as: do humans have a soul? Does God exist or is the concept of morality really just a social invention? If you enjoy exploring and discussing such ideas in depth by constructing and deconstructing powerful arguments, then Philosophy is a subject worth pursuing.
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A Level Psychology Exam board: AQA | Leading Teacher: Mr R Stephenson
Summary: Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication skills, problem solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers in nursing, policing, armed forces, social work and many more.