SIXTH FORM COURSES
All subjects offer a full two year course. Thismeans that students
will no longer be required to sit external examinations in
Year 12 or will be able to study a subject for one year only.
Students at Rickmansworth School study three A Level subjects.
For students with a high points score, upon discussion with
the Head of Sixth Form and curriculum permitting, there may
be the possibility of studying four A Level subjects.
We expect that most parents would welcome advice on suitable
courses of study for their sons and daughters. To this end, we
have expressed our guidance in the form of a points score
calculated from GCSE results.
Our recommendations are based on the total points score
achieved at GCSE. We suggest a student with 44 - 53 points
takes 3 A Level subjects. Students with 54 points or more
may be able to study 4 A Level subjects. The following scale
is used in this calculation.
Grade at GCSE Grades English/Maths
2 x A
= 7 + 7
= 14 points
1 x B + G5 Maths
= 6 + 5
= 11 points
1 x A + G6 English
= 7 + 6
= 13 points
2 x C
= 2 x 5
= 10 points
48 Total points
Based on the total achieved from the top nine GCSE subjects
points is required to study 3 A Level subjects
5 in English Language & Maths
In addition to this, students must attain the required grade in the subjects they wish to study as set out opposite