Choosing your Subjects

Choosing your subjects

There are a wide range of courses on offer in our sixth form and it is important that you select the right courses from the start.

You should choose courses that will allow you to move onto the career or studies you are targeting in the future. Some degree courses require particular A Levels/BTECs and grades, so you need to research this before you start making choices.

It is a good idea to pick subjects that you will enjoy and be successful in. Talk to subject teachers about what is involved and your suitability for their courses. Also talk to older students who are currently studying the courses that you might be interested in.

Gather as much information as you can from the website and prospectus, and listen carefully to the advice offered at your individual interview that you will attend with your parents/carers. All of this will give you information about the best pathway for you.

Our sixth form curriculum allows you to:

  • develop academic learning
  • develop personal, social and emotional skills
  • develop an awareness of the world around them
  • research and take part in opportunities in the work place and make preparations for life post-18

We offer the following academic qualifications:

  • A levels
  • Level 3 qualifications (equivalent to 1 A level)
  • EPQ
  • Resit maths or English

While at Lord Lawson you will also attend:

  • Sixth Form Studies lessons
  • Tutorial time
  • Weekly assemblies
  • 1 week work experience
  • Life After Lord Lawson event

You will pick 3 subjects from the 2 year courses offered below. If you would like to do 4 A Levels you will be interviewed on an individual basis.

A Levels

  • 3D Design
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphics
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Photography
  • PE
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Vocational courses are equivalent to 1 A Level.

  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Science
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Health and Social Care
  • Information Technology
  • Music