Our Sixth Form Curriculum

At Ipswich High School Sixth Form we have an ambitious A Level offering. We work with our students to create a bespoke and tailored curriculum, enabling pupils to move on from our Sixth Form with the bespoke qualifications and skills for whatever career path they choose. Our Sixth Form students typically study three A Levels with an additional Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) available.

In consultation with a number of universities, we believe that this offer is better for students than studying four A Levels. A Levels have now been reformed with a greater complexity and amount of work to cover. We believe that maximising a student’s potential to gain top grades in three subjects is better than four mediocre grades. All universities make offers based on three, not four subjects, and many prefer to see the EPQ rather than a fourth A Level.

We work closely with each pupil to create a bespoke curriculum, meaning they become fully immersed in each of their subjects. Small class sizes (typically four to eight), university style teaching and regular assessment challenge each student throughout their A Levels whilst weekly subject clinics and easy access to teaching staff means support, help and advice is always there if needed. As courses progress more responsibility is placed on each student ensuring they leave as motivated, independent learners ready for the rigours of university, apprenticeships or the world of work.

Our usual entry requirement is a GCSE Level 7 or higher in the subject that you wish to study coupled with a raft of GCSE Level 6 and above results. If you wish to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths then a Level 7 or higher is required.

Download our A Level Guide to explore the 24 A Level courses available to you.