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 requirementsSubjectGCSE requirements
ArtMinimum of 6 (B) in ArtHistoryMinimum of 6 (B) in History
BiologyMinimum of 7 (A) in Biology or 77 (AA) in Double ScienceHistory of ArtMinimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied
ChemistryMinimum of 7 (A) in Chemistry or 77 (AA) in Double Science and a minimum 7 (A) in MathsItalianMinimum of 6 (B) in Italian
Classical CivilisationMinimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studiedLatinMinimum of 6 (B) in Latin
Computer ScienceMinimum of 6 (B) in Computer ScienceMaths & Further MathsMinimum of 7 (A) in Maths
DT: Product DesignMinimum of 6 (B) in Design TechnologyMusicMinimum of 6 (B) in Music
Drama & TheatreMinimum of 6 (B) in DramaPhilosophyMinimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied
EconomicsMinimum of 6 (B) in Maths and English at GCSEPhysicsMinimum of 7 (A) in Physics or 77 (AA) in Double Science and a minimum of 7 (A) in Maths
English LiteratureMinimum of 6 (B) in English LiteraturePhysical EducationMinimum of 6 (B) in PE
FrenchMinimum of 6 (B) in FrenchPsychologyMinimum of 6 (B) in Biology or 66 (BB) in Double Science
GeographyMinimum of 6 (B) in GeographyReligious StudiesMinimum of 6 (B) in RS
GermanMinimum of 6 (B) in GermanSociologyMinimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied
Government & PoliticsMinimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studiedSpanishMinimum of 6 (B) in Spanish

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