Half Term: Monday 26 – Friday 30 October.
All pupils and students to return on Monday 2 November.
The University of Birmingham School
offers a traditional academic curriculum
in the Sixth Form
Our Sixth Form Subjects
The University of Birmingham School offers a traditional curriculum of academic A-level subjects in the Sixth Form. Based on the list of ‘Facilitating Subjects‘ recommended by the Russell Group of leading UK universities, we want our subject combinations to provide students with the widest range of options when they consider their next steps into employment or higher education.
These ‘Facilitating Subjects’ are outlined in the Informed Choices Guide, which includes advice on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses, as well as advice on the best choices if you don’t know what you want to study after school and need to keep your options open. We recommend all potential applicants read this useful guide.
You’ll be taught by subject specialists
At Sixth Form, you will study three core A-level subjects*, each a two-year linear qualification with exams at the end of Year 13. Each A-level course is led by an experienced subject leader, supported by a team of inspiring teachers who bring outstanding subject knowledge and an impressive commitment to the ethos of our ambitious and distinctive School. As well as being taught by outstanding teaching staff, students at the University of Birmingham School benefit from the wide-ranging and high-level research already undertaken by teachers in the school, as well as their links to research communities at the University of Birmingham and beyond.
*Students studying Mathematics can also opt for Further Mathematics as an additional fourth A-level.
Current A-Level Courses
Please note that the final list of subjects for September 2021 is still to be confirmed and may change slightly from the list below.
The updated list will be published by late October/early November 2020.