A Level, IB Route (AIB)

In order to study on the AIB route, students must first meet our general matriculation requirement of 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including a grade 5 or above in English. Evidence of an international perspective is required for external students, together with a satisfactory reference from their current school

The majority of the A Levels that we offer require that the student has obtained a grade 6, or above, in the subject at GCSE in order to study it at A Level and a grade 5, or above, for any subject that they wish to study at IB Standard Level.

This is an opportunity for A Level students to add elements of the IB to their academic portfolio.  This option involves a student taking three A Levels with either an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) or one IB Standard subject.  Taking an IB Standard subject is the broad equivalent to studying at just over an AS Level over 2 years and therefore cannot be dropped after the Lower Sixth.  However, Departments will review student's progress throughout the course and may suggest an AS entry rather than an A Level if this is deemed more appropriate 

This option is particularly useful if you are a Science based student who wishes to continue studying a Language or Humanities subject, or if you are an Arts based student who does not wish to stop studying Mathematics, for example IB Standard courses can be chosen from Humanities, Languages, Arts, Mathematics or English. However, due to timetabling restrictions it is not possible to take A Level subjects with some IB Standard Science subjects. Additionally, it should also be noted that the odd student may choose a subject combination which may result in limited amount of lessons clashes, however the Sixth Form team will advise the student accordingly on how to manage these.   


A LEVEL - Please select 3 A Levels Please select either the EPQ or  one IB STANDARD
Art and Design Extended Project Qualification
Biology Business Management
Business Studies Economics
Chemistry English Literature
Computer Science French
Drama and Theatre Studies Geography
Economics German
English Language and Literature Global Politics
English Literature History
French Italian
Geography Italian Ab Initio
German Japanese
History Mandarin
Italian Mathematics IBS Applications and Interpretation
Mathematics Philosophy
Music Psychology
Physical Education Russian
Physics Spanish
Politics Spanish Ab Initio
Psychology Visual Arts
Religious Studies  
Textile Design  



 AIB Subjects

Entry requirements