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Bishop Douglass Catholic School

Bishop Douglass Catholic School

In Pursuit Of Excellence

Introduction

AS and A level qualifications have been reformed and the new subjects are being introduced gradually, with the first wave having been introduced in September 2015. 
New AS and A level qualifications have new content with greater input from universities and are linear, with AS assessments typically taking place after one year of study and A levels after two. Students need to be aware that AS results will no longer count towards an A level. 
It is expected that most A-Level students will start their lower sixth with 4 AS courses.
Students may start on level 2 courses to retake Maths and English GCSE and achieve BTEC L2 qualifications, then progress onto BTEC L3 or A- Levels, so completing 3 years in 6th Form.
Students will make their final choices from four blocks.  They will be given guidance in choosing the most appropriate courses and the most suitable number of subjects to take. Please note that courses will only run if there are a sufficient number of students opting to take them.
Note that all students take Religious Education, follow a Personal Guidance course and have the opportunity of recreational Physical Education lessons.