Emma Jones, was Felsted’s joint top performer, securing her dream to read Veterinary Medicine at Emmanuel College, Cambridge with a clean sweep of four A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
A Level Curriculum
Following the A Level reforms that began in September 2015, we now recommend that pupils choose three A Levels to study for the whole two year period (as a linear course, i.e. without an AS exam at the end of Lower Sixth) and supplement this with the Extended Project Qualification.
However, should pupils wish to take four A Levels (for example, pupils wishing to take Maths and Further Maths), we will consider their requests carefully.
Please view our Sixth Form Fact Book & Subject Guide below for more information.
Charlotte Perry is delighted to have secured her offer to study Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oxford University (Somerville College) by achieving A*A*AB grades in Classics, English Literature, Politics and Latin respectively.
Hannah Palma is Felsted's joint top scorer, securing an incredible four A* grades in English Literature, German, History of Art and Art & Design.
Elliott Smith achieved a superb four A* grades in Biology, Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry respectively, to secure his dream to read Medicine.
Minty Latham achieved a superb score of three A* grades in Economics, Maths and Geography respectively to secure her offer to read Economics at Exeter University.
Freya Miller achieved two A* grades and two A grades in Classical Civilisation, English, History and Art & Design, overachieving her offer to read English at University of St.Andrews.
David Townsend is delighted to have achieved three A* grades in Maths, Biology and Chemistry respectively to secure his dream of studying Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham University.
Tilly Atkinson secured her place to read Psychology at Nottingham University with two A*s and an A grade in Psychology, Economics and Geography respectively.
Oliver Butler, Head Boy at Felsted has secured his offer from Exeter University to read International Relations, after achieving an A* and two A grades in PE, Geography and History respectively.
Alex Wardell secured an A* and two A grades in Geography, Economics and English Literature to secure his place at Loughborough to read Geography with Economics.
James Turpin achieved a clean sweep of A grades in Art, Design Technology and History of Art, alongside an A grade in his EPQ, to secure his offer to study Graphic Communication Design at University of the Arts London (UAL).
Cameron Ambrose has secured the next step in his dream to become a watchmaker, as he takes up his place to read Horology at Birmingham City University, the only university in the UK to offer this course.
Extended Project Qualification
The EPQ rewards the process and journey of the project more than the end product or result. The end product is either a long report (5,000 words) or an artefact & report (1,000 words) and the completed projectcarries up to 28 UCAS points (slightly more than an AS qualification).
Many universities value EPQ from applicants and some offer places including EPQ in the offer, sometimes with slightly lower A Level grades required.
The EPQ is valuable for a number of reasons. Firstly, pupils are able to select a topic for their project about which they have a genuine interest and excitement. The topic does not need to fall under a traditional subject. Pupils can undertake research into areas of experience outside of school for example horse riding, windsurfing, or volunteering at a local community centre. Pupils therefore find the EPQ to be a rewarding and energising learning experience. Secondly, the EPQ supports pupils in developing the skills and aptitudes that are necessary for working or for undergraduate study. For example, pupils are assessed on ‘managing the project’ (20% of the overall mark) for which they must demonstrate planning and prioritising of tasks, meeting interim and final deadlines and attending supervision sessions ready and prepared to discuss their work. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the EPQ can be used to add significant weight to an application for UCAS, an apprenticeship or work by demonstrating the pupil’s interest and ability in a particular area. This can be especially true for pupils applying to highly competitive courses such as Law and Medicine.