For details, see the separate booklet, available on request. From September 2000 government reforms brought changes to the sixth form curriculum. A2 Level courses studied in Year 13 are an extension of some of the broader range of AS Levels examined in Year 12. Students are normally expected to study 4 AS level subjects in Year 12, continuing with 3 or 4 subjects to A2 level (the full A level) in Year 13.
The key skills of communication, problem solving and working with others are developed in the Sixth Form.
The school works in collaboration with Bournemouth School. Collaboration over timetabling and subjects offered broadens the opportunities available to Sixth Form students.
The following subjects are offered at 'A' & 'AS' level (subject to sufficient demand):
Art, Biology, Chemistry, ICT, Design & Technology: Graphics, Design & Technology: Resistant Materials, Design & Technology: Textiles, Economics & Business, English Literature, English Language, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern History, Music, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sports Studies, Theatre Studies.
General Studies or Critical Thinking are taken by all students in Year 12.
All Sixth Form girls follow a course in Core Studies and have the opportunity to participate in Community Service, Work Experience, Work Shadowing, Fitness and Sporting Activities and Enterprise. The Core Studies Programme also includes Careers Education and Citizenship.