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Courses & Prospectus

At The Hart School Sixth Form we offer a broad range of subjects including both A ‘Level and Vocational options.  This is to ensure that students who choose to join us can study subjects that link to their aptitudes, interests and intended career progression routes.

Students typically study three A levels but can study four. If three are chosen, students will also study an additional course, which isn’t an A level qualification, over one or two years, such as our Extended Project.

What qualifications are offered at Level 3?


A-Level courses follow the linear format. This means students’ final A-Level exams at the end of Year 13 determine the entire overall result.  Assessment for A-Levels can be examination and/or controlled assessment based. Internal assessments will be completed throughout their studies to show student progress and ensure appropriate support is provided for students.

LEVEL 3 Vocational Qualifications

BTECs, Cambridge Technicals and Diplomas are Level 3 courses, which are around 50% coursework 50% examination. They are recognised by universities to be of a similar standard to A-Levels and are offered in a variety of subjects. Work is assessed during the course throughout both Year 12 and Year 13, which means students can keep improving and don’t need to rely solely on exam results. These qualifications qualify for points on the ‘UCAS Tariff’ for entry into higher education, in the same way as A-Levels.