A focused course of study, the A level programme takes place in our dedicated Sixth Form on Queen’s Gate, where students are taught in small class sizes by A level subject specialists.

In Years 12 and 13, students undertake the two-year A level programme, during which they study three or four subjects in depth. Many students will start with four subjects in Year 12 before continuing with three subjects in Year 13. Students are guided to select the best combination of subjects depending on their strengths and interests, as well as their university and career aspirations. With no set subject combinations or option blocks, A level students benefit from a personalised timetable built around their subject choices, and can choose from a wide range of disciplines, including many new subjects not offered at GCSE.

“I achieved my results thanks to a very supportive network of people around me at KPS. Small teaching groups allow teachers to better understand how you study and therefore personalise your learning. Teachers are always willing to recommend additional resources to support your interests.”
Elixane, A*AAA, Durham University.

Average class sizes of 6 to 8 in the Sixth Form (with a maximum of 10 per group) not only ensure A level students receive a high degree of individual attention and support, but facilitate academic discussion and debate beyond the confines of the formal curriculum. Experienced A level subject specialists, many of whom are also examiners, help students to develop the independent learning, critical thinking, and research skills they need to become successful lifelong learners. Regular EPPs (Exam Practice Papers) additionally help to bridge the gap between GCSE and A level, while an extended curriculum, which includes the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), essay competitions, and independent research projects, provides further stretch and challenge.

Students joining KPS Sixth Form can choose from the following A level subjects:


  • Art, Craft and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Sixth Form students at KPS benefit from a unique pre-university experience which prepares them for life beyond the classroom. Our comprehensive university and careers programme, which starts in Year 12, ensures students make informed decisions about their future, while our broad-ranging Sixth Form co-curricular and enrichment programme provides opportunities for students’ intellectual, physical, cultural, and social development.

Download A level Subject Booklet