A Levels enable students to specialise in subjects they love, with a view to a future career. A lighter weekly timetable also means they learn to manage time and make the most of private study and enrichment opportunities.
Every Head of Department at Brighton Girls is also an experienced A Level teacher and able to give expert guidance at every stage. To watch an overview video of each subject and to meet the relevant teacher, please click here
In the Lower Sixth, students typically take three A Level courses, though we do offer the choice of taking four to girls who are comfortable with the rigour that four subjects demand. We offer an expanded range of subjects, all taught by specialist staff and guarantee to build the timetable around the choices you make, not vice versa, so that many different combinations of subjects are possible.
There’s also the opportunity to supplement your A Level studies with our ‘Liberal Arts’ course, which includes Modern Foreign Language Diplomas in French, Spanish, a Confidence through Comedy course, Cultural immersion course and Be The Change Programme – to enact social change in our local community.
In addition, all Lower Sixth students take part in our and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ allows girls to go beyond the A Level syllabus and prepare more fully for university or a future career. It’s a flexible way to enrich their studies, with a choice of areas to explore and investigate. It also effectively adds half an A-level to their qualifications as an A* grade adds 28 UCAS points.
Although this standalone qualification is studied independently, girls are fully supported with 120 guided learning hours. 30 of these are study skills sessions that focus on identifying, planning, managing, researching and developing projects.