A-levels are completed over two years, with final, externally administered exams taken at the end of the second year. Our A-level teaching is rigorous: we allocate nine lessons (6hrs 45 mins) to each main subject per week.

The A-level course is a two year programme with final ‘public’ exams only taken at the end of the course in May and June. Results are published by the external examination boards in mid-August. All Earlscliffe students will ordinarily choose four subjects at A-level. One of these four subjects would usually be a student’s own language. Almost all of the subjects on offer at Earlscliffe are seen as ‘traditional’ subjects and therefore readily accepted by the UK’s best universities. Students choose one subject from each of our option blocks A, B and C. There is an additional block D from which students may choose.