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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

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A Level Results 2017

TOP GRADES AND SO MUCH MORE

Join our Sixth Form and you will be supported every step of the way to achieve the best possible grades.  

Our track record in the Sixth Form proves that we really do deliver on this, our 2016 results ranked us in the top 2.3% of sixth forms in the country for ‘value added’*.  This means, through setting high academic goals, providing demanding teaching and the close monitoring of progression, Claires Court Sixth Form students achieve higher grades than their prior performance would have indicated.  In August 2017, our students achieved exceptional grades with a 97.9% pass rate and 22.5% at A/A*.

Academic 

The government has reformed the delivery of A Levels and moved away from a modular towards a Linear structure. Under this system all exams are undertaken at the end of Year 13 without opportunities to retake.

In order to ensure students have the best possible opportunity to succeed, they will be assessed continually throughout their studies.

Re-sit tuition and examination arrangements exist for those students who do not have higher grade passes in English or Maths GCSE and our Learning Development Department can provide additional 1:1 support alongside our academic mentoring scheme for those with additional learning needs.

SUBJECT CHOICES 

There is a full programme of twenty six A Level subjects and one BTEC course:

ART
BIOLOGY
BUSINESS
CHEMISTRY
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ECONOMICS
ENGLISH LITERATURE
EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
IT
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA STUDIES

MFL - FRENCH
MFL - GERMAN
MFL - SPANISH
MUSIC
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHYSICS
PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY
SPORT (EXTENDED DIPLOMA)
TEXTILES

Details of each subject are in our Sixth Form Programme Brochure.

SUBJECT SELECTION AND GROUPING 

Initial subject selection is undertaken in December and advice is given to ensure that the academic programme is balanced and focussed on future progression.  We take particular care to ensure that ‘enabling subjects’ are included where appropriate. We then construct the timetable which provides the maximum opportunities for students to create an individualised curriculum package. It should be noted that not all subject combinations can necessarily be achieved.

Entry requirements 

The entry requirements vary depending on your choice of course.  For some subjects it is not necessary to have studied the course at GCSE.  Please refer to the Sixth Form Programme for full details. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Students who are registered to join the Sixth Form in Year 12 can apply for a scholarship. Alongside the financial benefits of a scholarship we find the status and recognition of being a scholar enables students to become immersed in their subject. Visit the Scholarships section of the website for full details.

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