A Level Courses

Bramdean is a recognised and registered centre for OCR, Edexcel and AQA and the University of Cambridge
suite of qualifications. In some subjects, students may follow the Cambridge University International GCE.

Pupils are encouraged to extend their studies beyond the traditional choice of three A levels. A levels are
divided into two stages:

Stage 1:
An AS level (consisting of 2 or 3 units) which is designed to be a one-year course.

Stage 2:
An A2 level (consisting of a further 2 or 3 units) which will be studied in the second year, and will provide the
final part of the A level.

Therefore, each complete A level consists of an AS level and an A2 level. A2 is more difficult than AS as there
is a synoptic assessment in the final examination. Pupils must achieve an A-E grade at AS before progressing
to A2. Many pupils studying an advanced course study the equivalent of:
3 or 4 AS levels in Year 12
3 A2 levels in Year 13

'A' Level courses being offered at Bramdean:


   
   
   
     
    Art
Biology
Chemistry
English
French
Geography
German
History

AQA
AQA
AQA
OCR
Edexcel
OCR
Edexcel
OCR

ICT
Mathematics
Music
Performing Arts
Physical Education
Physics
Sociology

AQA
Edexcel
Edexcel
OCR
OCR
AQA
OCR

 

For course details click here to view the 2014/15 Sixth Form Prospectus


 

A Level Courses

2010 upper sixth A level candidates achieved an average of 400 points per student based on the UCAS
point scoring system. The percentage of A and B grades was 92% across the year group with 70% achieving
an A or above, a result made all the more impressive considering that Bramdean's entrance is by way of
informal assessment. Students studied the principle core academic subjects of Maths, Chemistry, Biology,
Physics, English and Law. ‘A’ grades were also achieved in A level Music.

As a result of their excellent examination grades, we are delighted to report that every graduating sixth form
student was able to take up a place at his or her first choice university. The AS results achieved by students
in their first year of sixth form studies were equally pleasing.