Our A Level Programme

The Sixth Form curriculum at Dauntsey’s is designed to provide the best possible preparation for life beyond school. Pupils are therefore offered the opportunity for real breadth of study, with a free choice of subjects rather than fixed option columns, as well as considerable opportunity for academic enrichment.

Twenty-nine subjects are offered at A Level. All our A Level courses are now two year linear courses with public examinations taken in the Summer Term at the end of the Upper Sixth/Year 13. The two year linear A Levels allows significantly more time for teaching and learning. Teachers are able to stretch pupils who would benefit from more opportunities to explore and learn the subject matter in real depth, while also having the time to help less confident pupils to really get to grips with their courses.

Three plus one (3 + 1)

Most pupils are advised to study three A-Level subjects and an additional fourth option, which could be another full A Level subject but for most will be one of our Lower Sixth-only courses; the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), our very own Maths for Science or Leadership, Sport and Adventure (LSA) courses, or for International pupils we advise they take the essential IELTS qualification for non-native English speakers. These options are timetabled for either two or four periods each week rather than the usual eight periods for an A Level subject. They are usually completed at the end of Year 12. We recommend that most pupils follow this course of study but we do offer alternative pathways. See below.


Use the time you have well. Work as hard in all areas of life as you possibly can. Although being social is important remember that the work you do will benefit you immensely in the long run.

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Sixth Form Courses Booklet and FAQs

For a full explanation of the Sixth Form curriculum please download our:Sixth Form Curriculum booklet

FAQs - A Level options