Sixth Form Programmes of Study

Rickmansworth Sixth Form offers a wide and extensive range of A Level courses, details of which can be found in our curriculum section and the prospectus page.

All students are required to study at least three A Levels and many complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) if they apply and meet the criteria.

Students who fulfil the entry requirements may choose to study four subjects to A Level.

Please see our prospectus for the entry requirements

Sixth-Form-Prospectus

In the Sixth Form, students follow a full programme of study. The breakdown of hours that students are expected to undertake can be found below:

Year 12

A student completing 3 A Levels:

Study Programme Hours                             
9 hours per fortnight per subject 27 hours
5 hours per fortnight of Directed Study 5 hours
1 hour per fortnight of Enrichment Studies 1 hour
3 hours 40 minutes per fortnight of Pastoral Time 3 hours 40 minutes
TOTAL PROGRAMME OF STUDY HOURS 696 HOURS


YEAR 12

A STUDENT COMPLETING 4 A LEVELS

Study Programme Hours                             
9 hours per fortnight per subject 36 hours
5 hours per fortnight of Directed Study 5 hours
1 hour per fortnight of Enrichment Studies 1 hour
3 hours 40 minutes per fortnight of Pastoral Time 3 hours 40 minutes
TOTAL PROGRAMME OF STUDY HOURS 867 HOURS

Year 13

A student completing 3 A Levels:

Study Programme Hours                             
9 hours per fortnight per subject 27 hours
1 hour per fortnight of Enrichment Studies 1 hour
3 hours 40 minutes per fortnight of Pastoral Time 3 hours 40 minutes
TOTAL PROGRAMME OF STUDY HOURS 601 HOURS

Year 13

A student completing 4 A Levels:

Study Programme Hours                             
9 hours per fortnight per subject  36 hours
1 hour per fortnight of Enrichment Studies 1 hour
3 hours 40 minutes per fortnight of Pastoral Time 3 hours 40 minutes
TOTAL PROGRAMME OF STUDY HOURS 772 HOURS