We provide a friendly, tolerant and stimulating Sixth Form community in which students achieve the highest standards in their Advanced Levels (A Levels), providing our graduating students with gold standard qualifications for entry into universities around the world

Overall, the curriculum in the Sixth Form ensures that all of our students have the opportunity to maximise their potential, leaving Britannica as confident, articulate, successful young people ready to make their mark on the world.

Our Head of Key Stage 5 and Form Tutors have a vital role to play in overseeing our students’ academic and personal progress. Specific lessons are dedicated to such matters as study skills, time management, relevant personal, social and current issues, as well as the process of applying for Higher Education or employment.

Sixth Form Curriculum

Key Stage 5: for students aged 16 to 18 – Year 12 and Year 13

In the Sixth Form, students are prepared for the Advanced Level (A Level) examinations.

A Levels remain the gold standard for students who aspire to access university the world over. A Levels are taken over two years, and are graded A* to E, A* being the top grade available.

Competence in English is a prerequisite for success in the A Level programme. It shows that students have the fluency in written and spoken English to meet the demands of an undergraduate university course right from the start.

To be eligible to study A Levels, it is normally required that students have at least 5 IGCSE passes at grade A* - C (or equivalent).

The subjects that students study at A Level will help shape their future, so choosing the right subjects is very important. Students will have an individual Studies Interview with the Head of Key Stage 5 and/or Head of Secondary to review their preliminary subject choices in light of their IGCSE results.

Students study a core curriculum of non-examination subjects which include Physical Education, PSHE and Academic English. Students then select three or four examination subjects to study from a wide range of available subjects: Biology, Business, Computer Science, Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Physics and Psychology.

I was super happy and excited when I received my A level results and the unconditional placement offer to UCL. It was Britannica that really helped me to achieve my goals so now I can study Economics at one the best universities of the world.

Helen LiFormer Year 13 student