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. Students will take three A Levels selected from four option blocks. At Ryde this creates an opportunity for A Level students to be involved additionally in an enrichment programme which provides additional qualifications credited by most universities as well as developing a variety of vital skills and knowledge. We provide a broad range of A Level options.
The Enrichment Programme
Ryde School’s 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 worth the 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, an Arts Award qualification, Sports Leadership, IELTS, Leiths Cookery course or Theory of Knowledge. For those students wishing to take A Level Further Mathematics, these lessons will be taught during this additional curriculum time.
A Level Subject Choices for September 2024
Confirmed subjects available for September 2024 include the following:
|Art & Design||IB German B HL|
|Biology||IB Spanish B HL|
|Chemistry||IB Latin B HL|
|Design & Technology||Maths & Further Maths|
|IB French B HL||Theatre Studies|
A Level Subject Blocks for September 2024
The A Level subject blocks for September 2024 will be published in the Spring Term.
Further information can be obtained from Mr Windsor, Head of Sixth Form: [email protected]
There will need to be a minimum of six students for a course to run.