A Levels at Eltham College

Our teaching is excellent, thorough and carefully designed to prepare our students for their examinations. We help our students to choose A level subjects carefully, encouraging them to pick subjects that spark their interest, make them want to know more, and in which they’re likely to succeed.

We don’t believe in cramming: throughout Sixth Form our students develop learning skills that can be transferred to any situation throughout their life. They become flexible, independent, motivated and curious. We encourage their desire to learn and to explore outside the constraints of the syllabus.

With the re-introduction of linear A levels, most students select three subjects. As the new A levels contain significantly more content we have increased the amount of teaching time by 25% since 2018 to ensure that all students are able to explore their subject in full and achieve their potential. Our students don’t have to specialise in the arts or sciences but can combine subjects across disciplines if they wish.

In addition to their choice of three core A levels, we also help students to prepare for the most competitive universities with an extended curriculum – this is part of our ‘3 Plus’ model.

Students must therefore also choose from one of the three options below:

  • An accelerated Further Maths fourth A level on a reduced timetable
  • The Extended Project Qualification
  • Be able to demonstrate significant co-curricular commitments such as playing county level sport, playing for a number of music ensembles etc.

To support their studies they can join specialist subject societies and they will go on field trips, cultural visits and exchanges. Our linguists go to France, Spain, Germany and China, our physicists to CERN, and our Politics students visit High Court and Parliament.

Mervyn Peake LibraryA Level Options Booklet

Sixth Form

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Eltham College students buck national trend with stronger A level results than 2019 We’re pleased to announce that students at Eltham College have attained excellent A-level results 2023 that are, in most cases, higher than those achieved in 2019 – the year to which the government has said that they want to return A-level grades.
Eltham College are delighted to announce that our Phonetic Name Pronunciation initiative ‘Every Name Matters’ has won the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Award at the prestigious annual AMCIS Impact awards hosted by AMCIS (Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Independent Schools) at their annual conference on the evening of Monday 15th May.
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