In the Sixth Form, students are offered a wide variety of A Level subjects to choose from in preparation for the university course they are aiming for. The school is proud of its excellent results which has allowed Culford pupils to apply for the best degree courses in the UK and overseas.
Pupils are given a considerable amount of freedom and support to choose which subjects they would like to study from the broad range on offer. Overseas students will often sit A Level examinations in their first language.
At Culford, students truly discover how to learn independently. Using study skills seminars and workshops you will be helped to manage your work effectively, participate in lively discussion, work within teams and reflect on successes and failures. You will learn skills that will help you not just at school, but also when you reach university and the work place.
A Level Courses
- Art: Textiles
- Design and Technology
- English Literature
- Mathematics and Further Mathematics
- Modern Languages: French and Spanish
- Physical Education
- PRE (Philosophy, Religion, Ethics)
- Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- English as an Additional Language is also available
To enhance our A Level offering we also run the following Cambridge Technical courses. Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications designed with the workplace in mind, they provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels. Cambridge Technicals are accepted by universities and equivalent in UCAS points to A Levels.
- Digital Media
- Buisness Tech
- Applied Science
Independent Research Project
Independent study and research skills are an integral part of A level study and beyond, for example at degree level when at university. We therefore ensure that all our Sixth Form students develop and use successfully key independent study skills, for example information literacy, so that study away from the classroom is productive, effective and very importantly enjoyable.
All students in the Culford Sixth Form attend an Independent Research Conference at the beginning of the Lower Sixth year which is then followed up with weekly, targeted study skills sessions in small groups. All students are then required to submit an Independent Research Project, which can be on any topic of their choice. This project begins in the Summer Term of the Lower Sixth when students select a project and ask an appropriate teacher to be their Project Tutor. The research continues over the summer holidays and the final project is presented at the beginning of the Upper Sixth. Students normally select projects which extend their A level study in a particular subject or which are relevant to their chosen university courses. Independent research projects such as these are looked upon very favourably indeed by universities when reviewing UCAS applications and interviewing prospective candidates.