Curriculum

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Our aim at is that the Lichfield Cathedral School Sixth Form experience should be a challenging one that places special emphasis on the development of self-discipline and responsibility. The challenges result from the specific demands of the A Level courses, from the broad range of co-curricular activities that form an integral part of Sixth Form life and from the opportunities for leadership that the majority of the Sixth Form will be given.

Most students will follow four A Level subjects in the first year, usually dropping to three in their final year. We cannot guarantee to meet your son’s or daughter’s subject choice, but as we construct the timetable around their choices, it is rare that we cannot meet a subject combination. Click here to explore the A Level subjects available.

Some students progress to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The qualification is equivalent to half an A Level in UCAS points and is graded A* to E. The EPQ is highly regarded by leading universities, which value the emphasis placed on the development of skills in analytic thought and independent learning.

While academic studies are of paramount importance, the Sixth Form is not just about obtaining good examination results. A carefully planned programme of sporting and other co-curricular activities can provide relaxation and also contribute to personal and social development. Each pupil has a tutor with whom daily meetings in small groups are held. The tutor oversees academic work and progress, participation in activities and general well-being.

Lichfield Cathedral School by Numbers

8 Years it took Samuel Johnson to write the first dictionary
11 Pupils on the Junior School Council
230 Listed buildings in Lichfield
3.7 Miles between the two schools