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In the lower sixth, all girls begin by studying four subjects to AS level and in the upper sixth, continue with three of these subjects to A2. In February, you will be asked to choose four subjects and one reserve from the list below:
*A2 subject only
The curriculum here has been designed to allow you as broad a choice as possible. Providing requests are submitted by 11th February 2013 we aim to make it possible for girls to study their chosen subjects. However, the availability of all AS subjects cannot be guaranteed and it may be necessary to implement the reserve choice in some cases. Your subject choices must be submitted on a form signed by your parents. It may be possible to change your choices after 11th February 2013 but this will be subject to their availability within the timetable.
The sixth-form curriculum also includes the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the enrichment programme, a series of short courses and lectures from visiting speakers which will give you the opportunity to explore issues and learn new skills to help equip you for your future life.
Lower-sixth girls must also complete two double-lesson sessions of sport/PE per week, and upper-sixth girls, one double-lesson session.
Ofqual, the government examination board regulator, has recently announced with effect from September 2013 that students in England will no longer be able to sit any A level examinations in January. The changes will address concerns about how many times students can sit their examinations by reducing resit opportunities. There are further reforms, currently in the development phase which include changes to the A level structure but these will be announced at a later date and are unlikely to affect your daughters.
In practice, this means that for students who started their A level course in September 2012 (current L6):
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