Rickmansworth School Sixth Form Prospectus


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 A* 8 POINTS 8-9 A 7 7 B 6 6 C 5 4,5 D 4 3 E 3 2 F 2 1 G 1

For example: 2 x A

= 7 + 7 = 6 + 5 = 7 + 6 = 2 x 5

= 14 points = 11 points = 13 points

1 x B + G5 Maths 1 x A + G6 English

2 x C

= 10 points 48 Total points

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Based on the total achieved from the top nine GCSE subjects Minimum 44 points is required to study 3 A Level subjects Minimum Grade 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


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