Sixth Form: Years 12 and 13
Worth offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to continue with a broad education either through the International Baccalaureate or AS and A Levels (GCE).
If students choose to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), the following subjects are available: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Italian, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Spanish, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. Students follow six courses, three at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). In addition, all students must follow the Theory of Knowledge course and write an Extended Essay of 4,000 words on any topic of interest. There is also a Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) component.
Please note that from September 2013, Psychology will be available at HL and SL, and Chemistry at SL.
A wide range of subjects is offered at AS and A Level: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, Electronics, English, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, History, ICT, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish and Sport Studies. Students typically take four subjects at AS Level in Year 12 and continue with three subjects in Year 13 to complete the full A Level. Private tuition is also available in Chinese and Italian.
The Extended Project Qualification (OCR H856)
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) was introduced in September 2009. It offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to research a topic in depth and produce a 5000 word dissertation on a subject of their choice. It is a free-standing AS qualification and its purpose is to add a further dimension to sixth-form study, preparing students for the kind of independent learning that they will encounter at university. Click for further information on the EPQ.
Please click here to open the Sixth Form Options 2013 handbook.
Applying for Higher Education
A guide for parents on the support provided throughout the UCAS process is available here.