A-Level Subjects

Choosing your A-Levels

If there is a specific career or university course you are interested in applying to, then researching the entry requirements now will help you in making those decisions.  For example, if you want to study Medicine at university, then one of the essential requirements is an A-Level in Chemistry.  As entry requirements for each university course vary, it is important that you complete your own detailed research before making your final decision.

The UCAS website offers a comprehensive Search Tool (Search – UCAS) which allows you to explore every UK university course, including their most recent entry requirements. With thousands of courses available at hundreds of universities, your search can be filtered by subject interest and location to narrow them down.

For a quick idea of which subjects you may need to study in the Sixth Form, please take a look at the Informed Choices tool from the Russell Group Universities (Informed Choices | Informed Choices)

A-Level Subjects

Here at Light Hall, we are planning to offer the following list of Sixth Form courses, some of which you will not have studied before. In actual fact, it is possible to commence some courses without having studied them at GCSE, although, of course, it would always help if you did! The subjects on offer are listed below along with their subject specific requirements. The minimum requirements are given. If you have any queries about these requirements, then please speak to the relevant Subject Leader or Head of Sixth Form:

It is expected that as our Sixth Form grows, the range of courses that we offer will also grow, as such, the most up-to-date information can always be found on the website.  Although not currently available, we are provisionally adding the following courses for 2025/26:

  • A-Level Economics
  • A-Level Physical Education
  • A-Level Theatre Studies


Please refer to the individual subject entries for further details regarding course requirements. Students who wish to study a subject without the above requirements are encouraged to discuss their choice further with the relevant Subject Leader in the first instance.

Subject Information: 

Subject English Literature          Subject Art and Design

Subject Biology                            Subject Business Studies

Subject Chemistry                       Subject Computer Science

Subject DT                                    Subject English Language

Subject French                            Subject Further Mathematics

Subject Geography                     Subject History

Subject Maths                             Subject Music

Subject Physics                          Subject Politics

Subject Psychology                   Subject Religious Studies

Subject Sociology


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