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A – Level Choices

A-Level Qualifications offered

We offer a range of demanding subjects at ‘A’ Level. Our academic standards are high; most St. John’s students achieve the highest grades.

Students study four courses in their first year – 4 ‘A’ Levels or 3 ‘A’ Levels. You can reduce to three courses in the second year. The ‘A’ Level subjects consist of two-year, linear courses, which are examined entirely at the end of Year 13. Our flexible approach allows you to study a wide combination of subjects.

We offer ‘A’ Level study in the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • Greek
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Persian
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Turkish


We are proud of the breadth of our sixth-form curriculum. In addition to our excellent ‘A’ Level results and students’ university destinations, St. John’s students enjoy so much more, including writing for publications; research opportunities; and national competitions.

Our school day includes opportunities to engage in these further academic opportunities, as well as sports or the arts. Many of those joining us do so with artistic and sporting talent. Our campus facilities and the standard of sport and drama are excellent.

St. John’s provides societies, clubs and activities, from chess and film making, to law, medicine and space exploration. Students are encouraged to join any in which they are interested and to explore new opportunities.

The European Youth Parliament and the Young Enterprise scheme are very popular activities in the sixth form. Students write and edit their own publications.

For those who wish to pursue activities outdoors, there are skiing, climbing and sailing trips. Students also complete the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

For students passionate about sport, there are many opportunities to train and compete. Our facilities include professional football pitches, an indoor sports hall and Astro pitches.

Pastoral Care

We know that students who feel safe and happy are best placed to learn well, and to develop into resilient, confident adults. St. John’s arrangements for safeguarding students are highly effective.

Every student is assigned a personal tutor who will guide and support you through your journey at St. John’s. Specialised pastoral support is available via our experienced school counsellor, if necessary.

We believe that your personal development is as important as academic progression. This is why all sixth-form students also access a relevant personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum.