UCAS

Sixth Form qualification provision and rationale

This page is identified in all UCAS references so that an accurate understanding of the School's policies and expectations is clear to universities’ admissions tutors.

It is the School's policy not to certificate examinations until the end of Year 13.

Our A level predictions are based on performance and progress throughout Year 12, including but not limited to, the internal examinations for Linear subjects and the interim Art portfolio.

Please refer to the applicant’s school reference for further information.

The following information is relevant to the Year 13 cohort who will leave school in summer 2019:

Alleyn’s School offers A Levels and Cambridge Pre-U (depending on the subject) in the Sixth Form. To take the place of a fourth A Level subject in Year 12, students may also opt to study: an Extended Project Qualification; an AS level (studied over two years and examined at the end of Year 13) in English Language, Photography or Mathematics; or a language qualification (DELE/DELF/ZdaF). Students study three or four A Levels in Year 13 (the majority study three).

It is the School’s pedagogical preference that each course is delivered in line with its design, i.e.:

A level:

A levels follow a linear structure and are delivered without public examinations in Year 12, i.e. students do not sit AS exams. Our students sat internal exams in June in Year 12, which were set and marked at a level at least as demanding as AS Level.

Cambridge Pre-U:

Cambridge Pre-U subjects follow a linear structure and are delivered with public examinations in Year 13 only. Our students sat internal exams in June in Year 12 for Pre-U subjects (except Pre-U Art, where an interim portfolio was assessed).

The following information is relevant to the Year 13 cohort who left in 2018:

2018 leavers sat a mixture of external AS and internal exams in Year 12. Students studied three or four A Levels in Year 13. The programme of study for linear (reformed) A Levels and Pre-U subjects was the same as that described above. Unreformed (legacy) A levels followed a modular structure, i.e. they were delivered with public examinations (AS) in Year 12 and at the end of Year 13 (A2).