Sixth Form Option Choices
In 2016-17, all Year 11 students who wish to study at West Kirby Grammar School Sixth Form will choose three or four A-level options with a view to reducing four choices to three courses in Year 13. The fourth subject (if taken) will be an AS qualification. We still advise students to take FOUR subjects throughout Year 12, but from September 2017, will allow students to take 3 subjects. Guidance and advice will be offered when options are taken.
Option choices are made via a ‘free-choice’ system. The School does not set option blocks in advance of the application deadline and student preferences are used to determine the ‘best-fit’ of option blocks for Year 12 each year. This system ensures the greatest number of student choices can be met, within the constraints of available staffing and budgets.
We offer 28 A-level subjects at WKGS:
|Art (Fine Art)||Geography|
|Art (Art Textiles)||German|
|Art (Graphics Communication)||Government & Politics|
|Biology||Health & Social Care|
|Design & Tech: Product Design||Mathematics|
|Design & Tech: Textile Design||Music|
|Film Studies||Religious Studies|
|Further Mathematics||Theatre Studies|
All students take the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives qualification (Short Course in Y12 and Full Course in Y13). This is a wide-reaching qualification, which prepares them for life in undergraduate study and the world of work.
Once the option blocks have been set, students are welcome to explore possible changes to A-level courses, between March and September, but these will need to fit within the newly-created Option Blocks and below the maximum group sizes for each subject.
A full list of examination courses and boards for GCSE and A-level is available here.
If you have questions about the Options Process for Sixth Form, please speak to Mr M Scott, Deputy Headteacher at the School.