Sixth Form Subject Fair
Welcome to our Sixth Form Virtual Subject Fair for 2021 entry. Please take some time to read through the information and watch the videos below.
The deadline for the submission of your preferred subjects is Monday 1 February 2021.
For current Felsted pupils, this is done through the Felsted MIS; however these choices must then be validated by a parent/guardian (also on the MIS). The deadline is immediately following the Year 11 Parents’ meeting to enable you and your parents to discuss the suitability of your preferred choices with your subject teachers and tutor.
External applicants should submit their options using the form provided by the Admissions Department. Please contact the Academic Office if you have any queries with your subject choices.
For the IB, you must choose one subject from each of the 6 groups and indicate whether you wish to take that subject at Higher Level or Standard Level. You should be taking at least 3 subjects at Higher Level and up to 3 subjects at Standard Level (please note that some subjects are only offered at either Higher Level or Standard Level). Although you may request alternative combinations (particularly for your Group 6 subject), we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a
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For A Levels, we recommend that pupils choose three A Levels 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. As we give pupils free choice of their A Level subjects (i.e. we create our timetable blocks based on your requests), we ask you to place your subjects in order of priority and to provide a ‘reserve subject’ when submitting your choices.
Every effort is made to ensure that a wide range of subject combinations are available and that a pupil’s first choice of subjects can be met. Where it is not possible, the Deputy Head (Academic) will inform all concerned at the earliest opportunity and the reserve subject will be used. Once the option blocks have been fixed, based on the choices initially submitted, it may not be possible to change options. Furthermore, a subject may be withdrawn if there is insufficient demand.
At Felsted we support both the IB and A Level pathways as we believe they offer a strong curriculum for different types of learner. Both pathways should be considered by sixth form pupils as common misconceptions can often deter pupils from following a course that might be best suited to them.
- Sarah Capewell, Deputy Head Academic: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Karen Woodhouse, Director of IB: email@example.com
- Louise Scofield, Director of Professional Guidance: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emma Carpenter, Senior Admissions Registrar: email@example.com
- Gemma Kilby, Head of Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org