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Curriculum: A Level

A Level

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Advanced (A) and Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level Information

The Cambridge International Examinations Advanced (A) level programme is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year course, which students will study during Year 12 and Year 13. The A level programme has recently been updated and following this review is the most modern pre university course available. Cambridge University has designed the programme with the needs of international students in mind and it is very highly regarded by universities around the world. Our students will learn how to develop their own skills and knowledge base as well as learning how to deal with the specific academic issues, in each of their chosen subjects. As part of the programme they will have the opportunity to develop as independent learners through a problem solving approach to their studies. Our teaching groups are small and the work is focused on achieving high standards. We aim is to send our students off to the best universities around the world on completion of their A level courses.

The school has specialist UK trained staff to teach all areas of the Sixth Form Curriculum.

The subjects offered at AS and A Level include:

Mathematics                                                            Further Mathematics

Physics                                                                  Chemistry

Biology                                                                   Geography

Economics                                                              French

English                                                                   History

Psychology                                                               Art

Students are expected to take 3 or 4 courses in the first (AS) year with each subject being taught for 5 hours a week.

Further details of the subjects can be found in each subject's review in the Secondary Curriculum section of this website.

Students will also take part in ICT, PE, English Skills, Careers and PSHE sessions. Sixth Form students participate in a wide variety of extra curricular activities such as community work, sports, music and drama and can also follow the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme programme

The library is fitted with a private study area for Post 16 use with a computer suite and a Sixth Form Study Centre is available for use by the students.

For more information on A & AS Levels and details of our admission criteria, please contact Mr Priest at TBS by telephone, letter or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Dates to Remember

Term Dates 2014
Term 3
Tuesday 7th January – Friday 4th April·
Half Term: Monday 17th to Friday 21st February
Term 4 

Wednesday 23rd April - Friday 4th July

 Half Term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th  May


School Timetable

Secondary Section (KS3, KS4, KS5)
08:15 Registration

10:30 (approx.) Break (20 minutes)
12:50 (approx.) Lunch (50 minutes)
15:30 Afternoon  Registration and end of School day*
15:30 – 16:30 Secondary After School Clubs
*Except Friday when the School day ends at 14:30


Primary Section(Early Years, KS1, KS2)
08:05 - Teachers on duty to supervise the children
08:15 - Bell rings, school day begins
10:00 - 10:25 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Morning Break
10:20 - 10:40 Key Stage 2 Morning Break
11:50 - 12:45 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Key Stage 2 Lunch
14:30   End of day for Early Years / Key Stage 1 & 2
14:30 - 15.30 Primary After School Clubs