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City of London

School for girls

Students start year 12 by studying four subjects. Some continue with four to the end of year 13 but most students will choose to specialise in three subjects for their A Level exams (or Pre-U in the case of Chinese and German). Further mathematics students sit A Level mathematics at the end of year 12 and take further mathematics and two other subjects for A Level at the end of year 13. The sixth form timetable is arranged to accommodate a wide variety of subject combinations, including a mix of arts and science subjects. Students can also opt to do an EPQ (extended project qualification) which allows them to choose a topic of interest to research independently and which is the equivalent of half an A Level.

To counterbalance the academic focus of A Level studies, general studies and community service allow students to pursue a wide range of interests. This is reinforced by an extensive range of extracurricular activities. There is a weekly tutorial programme run by tutors and outside experts, some of which is organised with the City of London School. This focuses on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCEE), careers and higher education advice and guidance. Tutors also monitor the students’ overall academic progress, and provide support with university applications.


  • art
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • Chinese
  • classical civilisations
  • classics: Greek and/or Latin
  • computer science
  • design and technology
  • drama and theatre studies
  • economics
  • English literature
  • French
  • geography
  • German
  • Government & politics
  • history (16th century)
  • history (20th century)
  • mathematics
  • mathematics (further)
  • music
  • religious studies
  • physics
  • Spanish
  • extended project qualification
  • general studies
  • GCSE Italian is available in year 12 as part of the general studies programme‚Äč

We cannot guarantee that all subjects will be running at the 2021 entry point. This will depend on the number of applicants for each subject