A Level Plus

    For students looking to focus their studies on a smaller number of subjects, A Levels provide the opportunity to either specialise in one curriculum area or select a variety of subjects reflecting personal interest.

    LINEAR A LEVELS

    All our A Levels operate as two year courses with final examinations taken at the end of the Upper Sixth. This policy reflects the national move to linear A Levels away from AS and A2 examinations. Students will take three A Levels selected from four option blocks. At Ryde these new arrangements create an opportunity for A Level students to be involved additionally in an enrichment programme which provides additional qualifications credited by many universities as well as developing a variety of vital skills and knowledge. 

    We provide a broad range of A Level options:

    Academic subject option choices for September 2017
    We expect students to choose three A Level subjects, each from a different option block.
    Block A
    Block B
    Block C
    Block D
    English Literature
    Geography
    History
    Mathematics
    Mathematics &
    Further Mathematics*
    Spanish
    English Literature
    French
    Music
    Physics
    Politics
    Psychology
    Art & Design
    Chemistry
    Geography
    Psychology
    Biology
    Design & Technology
    Economics
    German
    Theatre Studies
    *Students wishing to follow the Mathematics and Further Mathematics course must choose Mathematics and Further Mathematics from Block A AND Further Mathematics from the Enrichment options block.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    THE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

    Ryde School’s new A Level Enrichment Programme has two elements; a core and options.

    Core: Students taking A Levels will also take The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  The Extended Project Qualification gives students the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of academic skills and show prospective universities that they are proactive, capable of independent study and have wider academic interests in and around their subject choices.  The EPQ is a well-regarded course and is equivalent to an AS in UCAS points.

    Options: The second part of the programme allows students to select an additional qualification from a broad range of options. These courses could include taking: a subject from the IB programme, AS English Language, Theory of Knowledge, ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) or an Arts Award qualification.   For those students wishing to take A Level Further Mathematics, these lessons will be taught during this additional curriculum time. 

    Enrichment choices for September 2017
    Students to select one subject from the Options section below.  Please note that all IB subjects are studied at Standard Level only.
    Core
    Options
    Extended Project Qualification
    Arts Award
    Computing (ECDL)
    English Language (AS)
    Further Mathematics
    Theory of Knowledge
    IB Chemistry SL
    IB Design Technology SL
    IB Economics SL
    IB Italian ab initio SL
    IB Maths Studies SL
    IB Psychology SL
    IB Visual Arts SL

     

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