A-levels in UPPER SIXTH Acorn House College
The Upper Sixth course is suitable for Year 13 and A2 level students.
The Upper Sixth is the second year of the two-year A-Level course, culminating with a series of public examinations. Students continue to learn the specification content and spend an increasing amount of time practising past papers and perfecting exam techniques. To support their studies, the students will undertake independent study sessions each week to ensure that they carry out sufficient independent learning following their academic targets and work set. The Upper Sixth course promotes critical skills such as reasoning, research, and independent thought.
Personal development is an integral part of the course. Students will learn about a myriad of topics, including, but not limited to, healthy living, managing finances, and stress management. Through the Thinking into Character (TiC) program, students are encouraged to change their mindset to overcome barriers and succeed. Additionally, the college will introduce students to the subject of careers to help them identify their future goals and, more importantly, a path to reach them.
Other subjects are available on consultation: Sociology, History, English Literature, Further Mathematics, Government and Politics. ICT provision and social, moral, spiritual, and cultural topics will be built into subject syllabi.