At LWC we aim to offer a broad range of academic subjects at AS and A level. The subjects offered will enable students to progress onto any higher education course if a careful combination is selected. We also offer the opportunity to take the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification).
A great number of subjects are available nationally and there is always speculation about the academic rigour of some of the more recently introduced and increasingly popular options offered. The College is committed to offering a good range of robust subjects which are highly regarded by students, parents and higher educational institutions and which provide a broad but firm foundation for any higher education course.
The following subjects are usually on offer:
Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Theatre Studies, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Maths, Geography, German, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, PE, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics and Spanish.
Timetable blocks are determined each year in the light of pupils’ provisional subject choices and are published annually in March. The majority of logical combinations of subjects can normally be accommodated in the timetable. However, occasionally some constraints make certain combinations impossible.
Our requirement is that all students start four subjects unless there is a particularly strong case to allow only three (e.g. special educational needs or pupils for whom English is an additional language). Most pupils drop to three subjects in the Upper 6th. Many Universities will be looking for a minimum of three ‘A’ levels and one additional ‘AS’.
All 6th Form classes are mixed ability.
In addition to AS courses all 6th Formers are required to attend a lecture programme which covers a wide range of topics.
The retaking of GCSEs in English and Mathematics can be arranged but this is done on an individual basis on only one or two lessons per week.