At Bromley High School we follow the A level curriculum as the most effective means of preparing girls for entry to competitive university courses.
Since the introduction of A* grades for entry to the most selective universities it has become much more important to achieve A* and A grades in three A level subjects than it has to achieve A and B grades in four or five.
As a result of national exam reform in 2017, all A level subjects offered are now in the new linear format. This means that all the marks contributing to the A level grade will only be awarded via the terminal examinations taken at the end of the Upper Sixth. For this reason, girls no longer sit AS exams at the end of the Lower Sixth as they do not count towards the final A level grade. Subjects at A level are taught, as intended, in a truly linear fashion.
Girls initially opt for four subjects so they can experience the breadth of A level teaching and with advice, they will identify their strongest three subjects to take forward to full A level. They can of course, take all four subjects at A level should they choose to do so.
The academic programme in the Sixth Form is enhanced by the Extended Project Qualification.
The extensive co-curricular programme, including the Darwin Elective Programme also runs throughout Lower and Upper Sixth and exposes pupils to a wide range of skills and experiences that prepare them for lifelong learning, beyond the confines of their chosen specific academic disciplines.