Sixth Form

Sixth formers have a free choice of A levels, choosing three or four subjects.

Guidance will be given on subject combinations and the number of courses to follow. The timetable is written to accommodate students’ individual choices, the only exception being that uncommon and unusual combinations may occasionally not be possible. For some, specialisation will have great appeal whilst others will prefer to combine a mixture of types of subjects in order to preserve breadth. Five subjects will only be considered in exceptional cases.

All sixth formers also follow a general course covering university applications, preparation for independent living and personal, social and health education (PSHE). In year 12 students will also commit to a regular community service activity.  The completeness of a POWIIS sixth form education will come from continued participation in the range of sporting, cultural, social and intellectual activities on offer.

The subjects offered at A level include:

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Geography
  • Computer Science
  • Business Studies
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Art
  • Mandarin
  • French
  • Design Technology
  • Economics

Sixth Form candidates are encouraged to indicate their preferred subjects at the time of application, making a free choice from the complete list. They are welcome to discuss their choices with POWIIS staff either at interview or before. We do our best to provide each individual’s subject and combination choice, but this may not be possible in rare cases of low demand for a subject or an unusual combination.