A Level Course Information

In order to enable our 6th Form students to achieve academic success and open doors to a wide range of future choices, we offer a programme of study of breadth, depth and challenge across Year 12 and Year 13.  Whilst the DfE threshold for a full time programme is set at 540 planned hours, the HWS offer in the 2021/22 academic year to our 6th Form students was as follows:

  • Year 12 - a total of 696 hours made up of 555 planned qualification (taught) hours and 141 non-qualification hours per year for a Year 12 student taking 3 A Levels.
  • Year 13 -  a total of 620 hours made up of 525 planned qualification (taught) hours and 95 non-qualification hours for a Year 13 student taking 3 A Levels.   

Our 6th Form programme of study non-qualification hours provides opportunities for our students to develop broader skills, attitudes and confidence through our tutorial sessions and enrichment programme.  To support next steps progression, our Year 12 students are given the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience to apply their skills in real working conditions and develop their thinking about career choices. 

Please click on the subject links below to view details of the courses offered at Hinchley Wood Sixth Form:

Art Biology Business
Chemistry Computer Science Drama & Theatre Studies
Economics English Literature Fashion Textiles
French Further Mathematics Geography
German Graphic Communication History
Mathematics Media Studies Music
Philosophy Religion & Ethics (PRE) Physical Education Physics
Politics Psychology


Spanish Three-dimensional Design


Summary of Subject Entry Requirements