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Year 12-13 Curriculum

Students choose from a wide range of A-Levels at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. Most students study 3 A-Level subjects, some study 4, and all students have the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during Year 12. In addition to the academic curriculum, there is also a Skills and Choices curriculum in which students experience a varied programme of PSHE, visiting speakers and support in making decisions for their next steps after sixth form. New for September 2018 will be weekly well-being sessions. 

 

A Levels

A Level subject information is available to download here.

Year 12 A Level Option Blocks 2018-2019

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Psychology

Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

Spanish

English Literature

English Literature

French

Biology

Biology

Biology

Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Maths

Further Maths

Maths

Maths

Religious Studies

History

Physics

Economics

Product Design

Geography

Art

 

 

Computer Science

 

 

 

Music

 

 

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The EPQ allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. Students choose a topic, plan, research, and develop their idea. Students must also record their project process in their project process in their production log. The process of recording and completing a project is as important as the finished essay. Both the production log and product will be assessed.

Many universities believe that the EPQ offers an unparalleled introduction to the skills needed for students to thrive in Higher Education, including the development and application of decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, initiative and enterprise as well as extending planning, research, critical-thinking, analytical, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills.

EPQ titles have included:

  • Are there more than two genders?
  • How far can it be argued that the quality of diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's in the UK varies due to ethnic minority status?
  • Was the Lehman Brothers collapse avoidable? Are we still at risk or have economists learnt from the crisis?
  • Will the human race ever travel through time?
  • Are the aesthetics of a building compromised when priority is given to eco-friendliness over visual appearance?