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