Programmes of study

At Sixth Form the School offers a range of academic A level courses, with almost all of our Sixth Formers choosing to apply to University to continue their education.

Four subjects are taken to AS level in the Lower Sixth and normally three of these are continued to A2 level in the Upper Sixth. Full details of options available and information on each of the Sixth Form courses can be found in the Sixth Form options booklet, which is available from the School or on the School website.

 The School ensures that students are guided, with careers and university entrance in mind, towards choosing a sound platform of subjects where they can realise their potential.

A levels offered at Ackworth include:

  • Art & Design (Fine Art)
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

Ackworth School: Statement of Qualification Offer 2016-17.

Ackworth School policy normally dictates that a student should study for three A levels in the Upper Sixth after four AS levels in the Lower Sixth. We have maintained this approach, for both reformed and unreformed subjects, in this transitional year of academic qualifications. There are some exceptions to this where the co-teachability has been deemed to be unfeasible, such as in Business Studies, History and Art. In these instances, end of year internal assessments replace the external AS examinations. These end of year exams (internal and external), together with internal assessment grades, half-termly reports, and ongoing assessment of a students’ attitude, commitment and classroom performance, are all factors that allow teachers to determine predicted grades for UCAS applications.