A-Level Courses

These qualifications focus on traditional study and the courses normally take two years to complete. There is a wide choice of academic subjects available. A-levels are one route into higher education and are useful should you wish to go straight into employment. Entry on to courses do differ and it is important to check the specific subject qualifications that are required to be able to proceed onto a course.

Art Graphics

A-level Art Graphics at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to teach you how to think, act and become a contemporary graphic designer. You will be challenged to understand all aspects of successful graphic design which includes in depth focus around essential skills such as:...

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Art Textiles

A-level Textile Design at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to teach you how to think, act and become a contemporary new generation Artist and practitioner. The course is extremely broad and enables you to experiment with a variety of techniques from multiple art endorsements...

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Biology

Biologists study the natural world and all the living things in it, from the largest mammals down to microorganisms and the molecules that they are made from. They try to understand how all organisms work (including humans), how they evolved and how they interact...

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Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the substances that make both us and the things that surround us. If we did not understand what these substances were or how they work we could not cure diseases, develop new materials or respond to and correct changes in our environment. The...

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Computer Science

Computer Science is not about using computers. It is about controlling and shaping the digital world through programming. From Snapchat and Facebook to running nuclear power stations, software development is at the heart of modern living. The course has an emphasis on...

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Drama and Theatre Studies

Students who choose to study an A-level in Theatre Studies will enjoy the performance element of theatre as well as studying approaches used in practice. Students can expect the following as part of their studies;   develop and apply an informed, analytical framework...

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Economics

A-level Economics will give you an excellent understanding of how economies allocate their scarce resources to meet the needs and wants of their citizens. You will develop a greater understanding of the economic problems which face individuals, firms and governments...

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English Language

English Language A Level is very different to its GCSE counterpart. It is challenging with analysis of the intricacies of the English Language at the heart of the course.  You will encounter countless exciting texts and data-based sources from a variety of different...

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English Literature

English Literature A Level is a challenging and academic course which encourages you to explore the relationships that exist between texts and the contexts within which they are written, received and understood. The course is a clear progression from GCSE and allows...

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Fine Art

A-level Fine Art at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to teach you how to think, act and become a contemporary new generation Artist and practitioner. The course is extremely broad and enables you to experiment with a variety of techniques from multiple Art endorsements such...

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French

A Level French is the ideal stepping stone into the world beyond. As well as gaining a tangible communication skill in the ability to speak French, bilingualism has also been proved to increase your computational and critical thinking, enhance your listening and...

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Further Maths

As Maths is such a vast subject, it is impossible to cover it all in one A Level. Further Maths develops some of the concepts met in A Level Maths and brings them to a higher plane. It attracts students who thoroughly enjoy the subject and are keen to extend their...

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Geography

The A-Level course builds upon the firm foundation students have experienced at GCSE.  The aim of the course is to develop literate, numerate and synoptic geographers who recognise that all topics, whether they are human or physical, are linked together and can...

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German

German at A-level opens doors into many different worlds. All of the career options that you have are available to you in Germany as well – if only you know the language! By studying German at A-level, you will master highly prized soft skills, such as communication...

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Government & Politics

Students will study in depth government and politics in both the UK and the US. Students will directly compare the two political systems and identify parallels, connections, similarities and differences between aspects of politics. Students will therefore develop a...

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History

The A-level course builds upon the skills that students will have developed through their GCSE, while allowing students the opportunity to study new areas and topics of History. History students will develop into informed citizens who understand how the events of the...

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Law

The aim of A Level law is to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and areas of both public and private law in England and Wales. Throughout the course, students will develop an awareness of the legal methods and reasoning used by...

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Maths

If you enjoyed Maths at high school and want to learn more you should definitely consider A-level Maths at Rainhill. The two year course comprises three important elements of mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. Pure Mathematics at A-level involves...

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Photography

A-level Art Photography at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to teach you every essential skill to become a highly skilled and creative 21st century photographic practitioner.The course is designed to challenge and bolster your understanding around all aspects of digital and...

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Physics

The Physics A-Level course at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to develop theoretical and applied Physics through practical skills, data analysis and problem solving. With a focus on quality, high expectations and logic skills, we aim to offer an enjoyable and challenging...

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Psychology

Psychology is not about being able to read someone’s mind. It encompasses so much more. When studying Psychology students will address and question serious issues that shape our society and our everyday lives including; Why do people obey or disobey authority? How are...

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Spanish

The course will focus on four main themes in the Spanish-speaking world; Aspects of society: current trends and issues; Artistic culture; Aspects of political life; Spanish cinema and a work of Hispanic literature. The course will focus on four main themes in the...

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Sociology

Sociology is the academic study of people in social groups. The A-level examines patterns in society and analytically assesses and evaluates the influence of society on human beings. The course seeks answers to important question in society such as: ‘Why do girls do...

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