Years 12 and 13 

Students start the Sixth Form with four subjects (five is possible if the fifth subject is Further Maths), however most will finish with three A Levels. All students follow a Christian Theology course, either as one of their AS choices or the department’s own (non-examined) Core CT course. By November of Year 12 a decision will be taken by each student. They will:

  • Either drop one subject immediately
  • Or decide which subject to drop at the end of Year 12 and take the AS examination in that subject
  • Or postpone the decision about which subject to drop until the end of the year, but take no AS examinations
  • Or decide to complete the A level in four subjects

The subjects are arranged in options, one subject is chosen from each option block. The option blocks shown below are the option blocks for 2018-2019. Each of the options A - D is taught for 12 lessons per 2 weeks. Students who choose Further Mathematics in option block E need also to choose Mathematics in option block A as well.

A full description of the courses available in the Sixth Form is provided in the Sixth Form options booklet (see below).

Additionally an enrichment programme will be open to all students. Details of this programme are not available at the time of writing, but are likely to include such things as EPQ preparation, study skills, Modern languages conversation classes and Oxbridge preparation.

Option AOption BOption COption DOption ECore CT

Christian Theology

Chemistry

Economics

History

Latin

Mathematics

Physical Education

Politics

Art

Biology

Business Studies

Design & Technology

EAL

English Literature

German

History

Mathematics

Music

Art

Biology

Business Studies

Christian Theology

Computer Science

French

Geography

Greek

History

Physics

Ancient History

Chemistry

Christian Theology

English Literature

Economics

Geography

Mathematics

Physics

Spanish

Theatre Studies

EAL

Further Mathematics

Special half-term or one term courses
CCT

Ampleforth College statement on AS levels and reformed A levels

It is the policy of Ampleforth College not to certificate AS levels in unreformed subjects until the end of Year 13, although the examinations are usually taken in Year 12.

In reformed subjects we have chosen not to offer the AS examination except to students who have indicated they are likely to give up the subject at the end of Year 12. Our decision is based upon a pedagogical consideration of what is best for students: not taking the AS examination in reformed subjects allows more time for teaching in the summer term of Year 12.

Our predicted grades are determined largely by internal assessments undertaken in Year 12, particularly end of year examinations for reformed subjects.