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A Level Subjects

RGS Worcester Sixth Form offers a wide range of A Level subjects, a BTEC in Sport, which is equivalent to two A Levels and a Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Business.

it is best to put your interests first

Choosing a Subject

The most important reasons to choose a subject are that you enjoy it and find the subject interesting. For some degrees and career choices, particular subjects are required for entry, but it is best to put your interests first and let them guide your choices for later study or career. It is also sensible to choose courses that you are good at, and some of our subjects do require a GCSE Grade 7 for you to study them. Enjoyment and interest are key to helping maintain your motivation during your studies.

Subjects offered

Before making your final choice of subjects at RGS Worcester Sixth Form, you might like to consider the following:

  • Reflect on the information and advice given by Careers staff and through the presentations at Parents’ Evenings
  • Read the subject-specific course descriptions
  • Choose a sensible combination of subjects. It may help to consider which combination is most likely to produce the best results, transferable skills and supporting subjects and which combination of subjects is likely to be favoured by Universities
  • Consider which subjects are required by Universities for courses you are likely to select and which are preferred. Which subjects will help your preferred course at University, even if they are not necessary for entrance to that course?

Degree/Career Opportunities requiring specific A Level Combinations:

Degree Course


Normally required

Accountancy   Maths
Architecture   Maths* (some), (Art portfolio+ most)
Biology   Biology, Chemistry or Maths or Physics
Business Studies   Maths (some)
Chemistry   Chemistry, (Maths or Physics+)
Classics   Latin (some), Classical Civilisation (some)
Classical Civilisation   None
Computing & IT   Maths (some)
Dentistry   Chemistry, (two of Maths/Biology/ Physics+)
Drama   English
Economics   Maths
Engineering (Chem.)   Maths, (Physics, Chemistry+)
Engineering (others)   Maths, (Physics, Further Maths+)
English   English
French – Languages   French, (Geography or Spanish+)
Geography   Geography
Geology   Maths, Physics (or two sciences+)
History   History
Land Management   Maths (few), Geography preferred
Law   None
Materials Science   Maths, (Physics, Chemistry+)
Mathematics   Maths
Medicine   Chemistry, (Biology, Physics or Maths+)
Music   Music
Oriental Languages   1 Class. or Modern Foreign Language
Pharmacy   Chemistry, (Biology, Physics or Maths+)
Philosophy   Maths (few)
Physics   Physics, (Maths+)
Physiotherapy   Biology, (Chemistry+)
Politics   None
Psychology   Two sciences (few). Maths an advantage
Vet. Science   Chemistry, (Biology, Physics or Maths+)

+ Desirable
* Most Universities also ask to see an Art portfolio

If you’re interested in joining our Private Sixth Form, read more about our Sixth Form admissions process.

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