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Our A Level Programme

You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above to study A Levels. All subjects require English GCSE at C grade or above. Economics, Maths, Psychology and the Sciences also require a C grade at GCSE Maths. To study Further Maths you would need to achieve at least a B grade at GCSE Maths. In order to progress on to the A2 programme you must achieve at least an overall E grade at AS.

All students will study four AS Levels or three AS Levels and a GCSE Maths resit in the first year and three A2s in the second year. You normally leave BSix with three A Levels and one AS Level.

Some A Levels have become 'Linear' which means they are 'two-year' A Level courses. Although you will still sit exams at the end of your first year, you will not be able to drop these subjects as was previously possible. If you want to study any of these subjects you need to specify if you intend to take the subject for one or two years. At the moment remaining A Level subjects will still be split between AS and A2 but all A Levels will eventually become linear.

The new style linear subjects that are already being taught or will be taught from September 2016 are:

  • English Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Art and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Drama

If you have already taken AS or A Levels, it might be possible for you to re-take your AS Levels or A2s at BSix. We will review your circumstances thoroughly at interview.

We offer a wide range of A Levels which are mostly taught across two departments:

Humanities Department

Science and Maths Department

On the right is our full range of A Level subjects for you to read about. At interview we will help guide you to select the best package of subjects dependent on your university or career progression aim


Ofsted 2013

“The curriculum is broad for a college of its type and, in line with its mission, meets the needs of the local community and its students very well. The wide range of GCE AS- and A-level subjects enables students to make sensible choices.”

“Teachers make good use of assessment in lessons to identify students' starting points and monitor their subsequent progress.”

“Tutorials are good. They provide a highly effective way of monitoring students' progress towards achieving their targets. Students value the extra workshop sessions that they can attend if they need extra help. Equality and diversity are promoted well in lessons.”

“Students make good progress and success rates are high in most subjects.”
If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry