Lichfield Cathedral School

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Subject Choices

In the Lower Sixth, students usually choose three subjects to study. We offer a mixture of A Levels and BTEC qualifications. A Levels are primarily assessed via written examinations, while the BTEC courses offer the same UCAS points as A Levels, but are assessed through a mixture of course work and examinations.

Students who join us without the required grades in GCSE Mathematics and English will be able to re-sit these subjects alongside starting the Sixth Form curriculum.

Students can also complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), highly regarded by universities and employers alike. The EPQ enables students to demonstrate their research, data analysis and project management skills, giving excellent preparation for university study. It carries valuable UCAS points; some universities make lower offers to students who have achieved a Grade A in their EPQ. Most importantly, the EPQ is a wonderful opportunity for students to explore a topic that fascinates them, but is not covered by any of their A Level curricula.

All Sixth Form students continue with Wellbeing/RSE and have one afternoon of Games each week where they are offered a wide range of sporting and fitness activities.

Subjects offered:

• Applied Law
• Criminology
• Government & Politics
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics
• Mathematics
• Further Mathematics
• Psychology
• Computer Science
• French
• German
• Spanish
• English Literature
• Drama & Theatre
• Business
• Economics
• Design & Technology
• Fine Art
• Music
• Music Technology
• Geography
• History
• Philosophy, Ethics & Theology
• Sport & Physical Activity