Culford School

Sixth Form Curriculum

In the Sixth Form, students are offered a wide variety of A Level, Cambridge Technical and BTEC courses to choose from in preparation for life after Culford. 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.

Subject Choices

Students 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 students will be helped to manage their work effectively, participate in lively discussions, work within teams and reflect on successes and failures. Students will learn skills that will help them not just at school, but also when they reach university and the work place. 

Sixth Form Courses

  • Art, Craft and Design: Fine Art, Photography, 3D Design, Ceramics
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business (OCR Tech single or double award)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Core Context Mathematics
  • Cyber and Computing (including iDEA)
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology: Product Design, Graphic Design, Engineering
  • Digital Media: Production, Social Media, Advertising (OCR Tech)
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English as an Additional Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages in Business
  • Mathematics
  • Music: Performing, Composing, Technology
  • Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • PRE (Philosophy, Religion, Ethics)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Textiles: Wearables, Installations

If your desired course is not listed please contact the Admissions office on 01284 385308 or email



Super-Curricular Study and Skills

Alongside the main Sixth Form subjects, students will also undertake a range of super-curricular studies and activities.

Independent study and research skills are an integral part of Sixth Form 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.

One of the ways that students can build these skills is by undertaking an EPQ. This extended project qualification is part guided by teachers and part developed independently. The taught section involves presentation and research skills and then the student continues the project supported by a mentor from the teaching staff. The final project is assessed and contains valuable UCAS points or can even result in a university entrance offer being reduced.

Other options available to students will be shorter Culford Independent Research Projects, which help develop those crucial skills but do not involve the same time commitment as an EPQ. There are also countless short courses and MOOC’s available online, and the Head of Sixth Form is always on hand to guide students in the right direction.

Developing the ability to study and research independently, manage time constructively and present effectively are all essential skills within the Culford VI programme. Whatever a student’s future pathways, Culford VI will support them to develop the skills that institutions and employers want from applicants.