The Key Stage 5 curriculum at Royal Alexandra and Albert School offers a range of subjects:

Accountancy  History
Art & Design Mathematics 
Biology Mathematics - Further
Business Studies Media Studies
Chemistry Physics
Computing Music
Drama & Theatre Studies Photography
Economics Physics
English Literature Product Design
Environmental Science  Psychology
French Sociology
Geography Spanish
  Physical Education


Please note: A subject will only be considered viable to run if there are sufficient numbers of students wishing to take the subject. 

You can find out more about the subjects on offer and the Sixth Form Curriculum via the links below:

Sixth Form Course Information Booklet

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirements for admittance into the Sixth Form are:

  1. A minimum of five GCSE grades 4-9. Students who do not secure a minimum of Grade 4 in either GCSE English or Maths should retake the relevant subject(s) alongside their chosen Sixth Form courses.
  2. The minimum grade requirement for each subject that the student wishes to study as outlined in the Sixth Form Course Information Booklet.

The Sixth Form team will use ENIC, the official provider of international qualification comparability in the UK, to establish equivalent grades for students with qualifications other than GCSEs. In addition, pupils with qualifications other than GCSEs will need an IELTS score of 4.

Full Boarding applicants are required to attend a suitability for boarding interview.

Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is one of the most exciting developments in education in recent years. It is an independent project which can take the form of a dissertation, investigation, artefact or performance. Students develop the idea for their project with only limited guidance from their project supervisor, and through weekly meetings alongside skills based tutorials, students refine and develop their ideas, just as they would at university.

As attractive as it the EPQ is, it is not to be taken lightly. It requires a high level of commitment to research and complete a project to a high standard and complete a report of around five-thousand words. For those that do take it up however, it is highly regarded by universities and in some cases can lead to an adjusted offer.

Curriculum Overview 

Year 12 Curriculum Overview

Year 13 Curriculum Overview

Most students will choose three subjects to study and, in addition, many students will also undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). 

Learning Journeys

Communication Faculty

Humanities Faculty

Mathematics & Business Faculty

Science Faculty

Sport & Performing Arts Faculty

Technology & Arts Faculty