Thomas Mills High SchoolA State Funded Academy

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Sixth Form courses 2020


All courses are offered subject to sufficient demand, resources, and the school having the necessary staffing and accreditation to offer them. All AS courses will normally be planned to continue to be available at A level. Exceptions to this may apply in the case of very small student numbers or  where staffing changes prevent this.


Applied Courses:          

  • BTEC Level 3 National & Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Level 3 National & Extended Certificate in Information Technology
  • Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate and Extended Certificate in Business
  • AQA Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

Scientific and Technological Subjuects:

  • Biology AS and A Level
  • Chemistry AS and A Level
  • Physics AS and A Level
  • Computer Science AS and A Level
  • Design A Level

Mathematical Subjects:

  • Mathematics AS and A Level
  • Further Mathematics AS and A Level

Modern Languages:

  • French AS and A Level
  • German AS and A Level

Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Business AS and A Level 
  • Classical Civilisation AS and A Level
  • Economics AS and A Level
  • English Language AS and A Level
  • English Literature AS and A Level
  • Geography AS and A Level
  • Government and Politics AS and A Level
  • History AS and A Level
  • Physical Education A Level
  • Psychology AS and A Level
  • Religious Studies AS and A Level
  • Sociology AS and A Level

Creative Subjects:

  • Art & Design A Level
  • Photography AS and A Level
  • Music A Level
  • Drama & Theatre Studies A Level


  • Mathematics and English Language 

Courses Prospectus 2020-21

Further details on all courses may be found on the awarding body websites.

In addition to main programmes of study enhancement courses in languages, sports and general studies are also offered to students. Extended project courses are also be available in the Upper Sixth

To begin Advanced level courses a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 5 is expected together with a grade C or 5 in the subject to be studied. In subjects that are ‘new' at advanced level or where a student may not have had the opportunity to study a particular subject at GCSE a student's general level of academic success at GCSE will be considered and discussed before a student embarks upon a course of study. For some revised new A level specifications, with a significant level of mathematical assessment incorporated within the qualification, a minimum GCSE grade 4 in mathematics will be required to enable a student to begin the course.