Sixth Form Curriculum

We pride ourselves on our academic success within the Sixth Form. Our girls aim high and achieve excellent results. The wide range of subject choices, taught by dedicated subject specialists, ensures that we support your interests and your potential career path.

We offer a broad range of subjects at Sydenham High School and students choose one of the pathways below:

Pathway 1: Three A Levels + Extended Project Qualification.
Pathway 2: Four A Levels.
Pathway 3: Four A Levels + Extended Project Qualification.

Part of the Sixth Form curriculum is also dedicated to our Active Citizen Programme which focuses on Professional Skills, Volunteering and Enrichment.
A Levels allow students to focus on the subjects they wish to understand in greater depth. Smaller class sizes allow for more seminar style learning which challenges student understanding, alongside providing a platform for more independent study. Other qualifications also count toward UCAS points such as Grade 8 Music or a LAMDA discipline, a gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as the gold Crest Science Award.

However, we aren’t just focused on academic success. We also want you to learn how to think, to be inquisitive so that we set you up for a lifetime of thinking critically to help your future career path. Seminar style lessons and independent learning not only help prepare you for university, but also create motivated learners.

Subjects offered currently include:

Subject  GCSE requirements Subject GCSE requirements
Art Minimum of 6 (B) in Art History Minimum of 6 (B) in History
Biology Minimum of 7 (A) in Biology or 77 (AA) in Double Science History of Art Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied
Chemistry Minimum of 7 (A) in Chemistry or 77 (AA) in Double Science and a minimum 7 (A) in Maths Italian Minimum of 6 (B) in Italian
Classical Civilisation Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied Latin Minimum of 6 (B) in Latin
Computer Science Minimum of 6 (B) in Computer Science Maths & Further Maths Minimum of 7 (A) in Maths
DT: Product Design Minimum of 6 (B) in Design Technology Music Minimum of 6 (B) in Music
Drama & Theatre Minimum of 6 (B) in Drama Philosophy Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied
Economics Minimum of 6 (B) in Maths and English at GCSE Physics Minimum of 7 (A) in Physics or 77 (AA) in Double Science and a minimum of 7 (A) in Maths
English Literature Minimum of 6 (B) in English Literature Physical Education Minimum of 6 (B) in PE
French Minimum of 6 (B) in French Psychology Minimum of 6 (B) in Biology or 66 (BB) in Double Science
Geography Minimum of 6 (B) in Geography Religious Studies Minimum of 6 (B) in RS
German Minimum of 6 (B) in German Sociology Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied
Government & Politics Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied Spanish Minimum of 6 (B) in Spanish

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