Information for Higher Education Admissions Tutors

St Peter's School

Information for Higher Education Admissions Tutors

Most pupils at St Peter’s will study four courses in Year 12 and then three courses in Year 13.  For those who wish to stretch themselves further, a fifth course may also be studied in Year 12 and a fourth in Year 13. The table below summarises the combination of courses which are typically available.

Year 12

 

Year 13

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 in the reformed subjects to allow for greater teaching time. In reformed subjects we set a rigorous internal examination which tests half or more of the course at the end of Year 12.  Subjects which are still in the modular system will be taught as two-part modular courses with AS exams at the end of Year 12 and A2 exams at the end of Year 13.

Predicted Grades

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

Policy on Certificating AS grades

St Peter’s certificates all AS levels in unreformed subjects except Further Mathematics.

GCSE Curriculum Policy

Typically all pupils do 10 GCSEs.

All pupils sit Double Award iGCSE Science. Each Science is taught separately. We do not offer single award science.

Pupils may additionally sit the AQA Further Maths GCSE and/or Classical Greek GCSE. About 10-15 pupils do one or both of these and will have/will take 11 or 12 GCSEs.

All GCSEs are sat at the end of Year 11.