Information for Higher Education Admissions Tutors

St Peter's School

Information for Higher Education Admissions Tutors

Sixth Form Curriculum Information for Higher Education Admissions Tutors

Pupils at St Peter’s will study 3 or 4  A level courses in Year 12 and then 3 courses in Year 13. For those who wish to stretch themselves further, a fifth course may also be included the Year 12 and a fourth in Year 13. The table below summarises the combination of courses which are typically available.

Lower Sixth

Upper Sixth

3 A levels

3 A levels + EPQ*

4 A levels

4 A levels + Further Maths

4 A levels + Further Maths

4 A levels + Further Maths

4 A levels + EPQ*

3 A levels

3 A levels

3 A levels

3 A levels + AS Further Maths

3 A levels + A level Further Maths

4 A levels + A level Further Maths

4 A levels

  * The EPQ is completed in 1 year

St Peter’s Approach to A level reforms

Pupils do not sit AS exams to allow for greater teaching time. We set a rigorous internal examination based on A level questions which tests half or more of the course at the end Year 12.

Predicted Grades

Predicted Grades are based largely on the internal exams at the end of the Year 12.  GCSE performance and performance throughout the year also contribute to judgements about predicted grades.