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About 6th Form

About 6th Form

You are about to open the door into the next very important stage of your life where any decision you take on what to do and how to do it will have a massive impact on your whole future life. There is no alternative next step. It is not your choice to either open the door or not to open. It must open and you are obliged to make a choice of which path to follow amongst the two major paths you will find; whether to or not to go to sixth form. Any of both that you decide to follow, you will still be faced with lots of choices, so you must think deeply, seek help from some special people who have been involved in your academic and social life until this decision time. 

So the big question now is “what next and how do I go about it”?

The good news is that if you are well focused, there are a lot of suitable options out there for everybody, and deciding what to do is not a big issue though may take time. 

So, “Why go to Sixth form or Advanced Level?”

This will depend most importantly on what you want to do, and what help you might need to do it. But the advantages are many. Going to sixth form or Sixth Form College opens up a lot of interesting and exciting opportunities to gain new skills and meet new friends.

At your sixth form or Sixth Form College, you can learn many new things. The different qualifications you can get will serve as your passport to more opportunities in learning and work. Some of thesequalifications include – GCSEs,  A-Levels or AS-Levels, Diploma which mixes class room learning, life skills and practical work experience, Foundation Learning which mixes personal development, practical skills and helps you progress to another course or supported employment or independent living , General courses which prepare you for adult life such as ‘Life Skills.’ All these can be useful to help people live more independently.

Subjects

The subjects we intend to offer are Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, ICT, Physics and Psychology, Media and Global Perspectives.

Our Acceptable A-level Subject Combinations

All the applications we received will be treated starting from after the deadline specified. We will take into consideration not only the individual A-level subjects offered but also the combination of subjects.

To be a realistic applicant adequately prepared for studying A-level here at The Bridge International School, candidates will normally need to satisfy certain basic requirements.

Find below the most commonly studied subjects at A-level according to four categories:

A1 and A2 contain respectively Science and Arts A-levels about which we have no general concerns regarding suitability as spelled out below;

B lists A-levels we consider to be of more limited suitability (the University subject(s) for which we deem each of these A-levels to be useful is/are specified in brackets); and category

C consists of A-levels we consider suitable only as a fourth subject.

If you are taking an A-level not listed, we will not be able to help for now but we may possibly consider offering more options in the coming years.

ARTS:

All Arts applicants should offer a minimum of two subjects from Lists A1 and A2. They should also offer a third A-level from Lists A1, A2 and B. Some List B options are restricted to applicants in particular subjects, which are specified in brackets where relevant.

In addition, there are a number of subject-specific compulsory A-level requirements:

  • Economics applicants must take Mathematics A-level;
  • English candidates need to take either English Literature or combined English Language and Literature at A-level;
  • History applicants must take History A-level;
  • Applicants for Modern Languages must take at least one of their selected languages at A-level.

SCIENCES: 

All applicants looking forward to Computer Science, Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences will normally be expected to offer three subjects from List A1.

In addition;

  • Maths A-level is compulsory for those wishing to study Computer Science and Natural Sciences, and Chemistry A-level is compulsory for applicants in Medical Sciences.
  • Candidates looking forward to Engineering are expected to offer Maths, Further Maths and Physics; those unable to take Further Maths A-level may take Maths, Physics and another subject from List A1 or an AS level in Further Maths.
  • Candidates looking forward to Computer Science should ideally offer Maths, Further Maths and Physics but Mathematics, Further Maths and ICT or Maths, Physics, ICT and AS Further Maths are acceptable alternatives.
  • Applicants for Maths are normally expected to offer Maths, Further Maths and Physics, although if necessary another subject from List A1 or A2 may be substituted for Physics; those unable to take Further Maths A-level must offer Maths, Physics, AS Further Maths and another subject from List A1 or A2.
  • Maths with Physics applicants and those Natural Sciences candidates intending to study Physics ideally require Maths, Physics and Further Maths, but may if necessary take Maths, Physics and another subject from List A1 or A2 as well as AS Further Maths.
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