Sixth Form Academic Approach
Success in the future is often underpinned by academic achievement and, as such, you are expected to work hard and give your best in each of your subjects. You should feel excited about studying subjects you are passionate about and that you might take on at an even higher level. You will be encouraged to be inquisitive and ask questions of your teachers, to read around your subjects and to articulate your views.
Radnor House provides an academically rigorous education and maintains the highest standards of teaching and learning through regular reflection and assessment of practice. Our small class sizes and highly motivated teaching staff ensure that lessons are dynamic, stretching and inspirational. Progress is monitored throughout the two-year programme and you will be given regular updates as to your progress.
A Level Curriculum
At Radnor House, we offer a traditional A Level curriculum. Students are able to choose from twenty-two academically rigorous courses, each delivered to a very high standard. There are subject blocks that dictate decision-making, designed to ensure as free a choice as possible.
Pupils at Radnor House are expected to undertake three A Level courses and an Extended Project Qualification. Each subject receives six hours of teaching per week, as well as the flexibility to seek out members of staff during your study periods for clarification. In addition, students are expected to complete five hours of study per subject outside of lessons. Class sizes vary but are typically no more than twelve.
The A Level courses available at Radnor House are;
- Computer Science
- English Language
- English Literature
- Further Mathematics
- Physical Education
Further information on each course can be found in the A Level Booklet available to view below.
Success in these courses will allow you to apply to the best universities in the UK and abroad with high confidence. Before entering the Sixth Form, you will have the opportunity to meet with the Director of Sixth Form to discuss your options and come to a decision that is best for you.
Extended Project Qualification
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will help you prepare for the rigorous study required for success at leading universities. Developing independent research skills, the ability to summarise and analyse different texts and produce extended pieces of work are highly valued by leading academic institutions.
A successfully completed EPQ is viewed favourably by the country's leading Universities and employers. At Radnor House, every student in the L6 commences the EPQ through developing an initial idea, undertaking preliminary research and completing a work plan in the Autumn Term. Students further develop their idea at the end of L6 in Bridge Week. At this point students have the option of whether to take their EPQ through to accreditation.
The full range of the A Level subjects we offer can be found in this Sixth Form Brochure: