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.
Our Sixth Form offering is separated into three strands: Personal Development, Academic Expertise and Future Pathways.
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 of Art||Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied|
|Biology||Minimum of 7 (A) in Biology or 77 (AA) in Double Science||Italian||Minimum of 6 (B) in Italian|
|Chemistry||Minimum of 7 (A) in Chemistry or 77 (AA) in Double Science and a minimum 7 (A) in Maths||Latin||Minimum of 6 (B) in Latin|
|Classical Civilisation||Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied||Maths & Further Maths||Minimum of 7 (A) in Maths (8 for Further Maths)|
|Computer Science||Minimum of 6 (B) in Computer Science||Music||Minimum of 6 (B) in Music|
|DT: Product Design||Minimum of 6 (B) in Design Technology||Philosophy||Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied|
|Drama & Theatre||Minimum of 6 (B) in Drama||Physics||Minimum of 7 (A) in Physics or 77 (AA) in Double Science and a minimum of 7 (A) in Maths|
|Economics||Minimum of 6 (B) in Maths and English at GCSE||Physical Education||Minimum of 6 (B) in PE|
|English Literature||Minimum of 6 (B) in English Literature||Politics||Minimum of 6 (B) in an equivalent humanity if not previously studied|
|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|
|History||Minimum of 6 (B) in History||Spanish||Minimum of 6 (B) in Spanish|