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The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys’ School is an independent day school. We select academically excellent boys, aged 3-18, from the top 5% of the national ability range.

Standard School Curriculum

A Level

The standard Haberdashers’ curriculum is that all pupils follow four academic courses to AS Level in the Lower Sixth and three courses to A Level in the Upper Sixth. Pupils wishing to take both Mathematics and Further Mathematics together with two other A Level subjects are able to do so.

In certain circumstances a pupil not offering Further Mathematics may take all four AS Level subjects to A Level.

Haberdashers’ offers twenty-seven rigorously academic courses of equal status and validity at A Level. A diverse range of subject combinations is possible. The pupils are able to choose their subjects freely and there are no restrictions put on the combinations they choose.

We offer no vocational qualifications at Haberdashers’.

The September 2016-17 cohort is following reformed A Levels in the following subjects:-

Art, Craft & Design
Biology
Chemistry
Economics
English Language
English Literature
History
Physics  

A Level Predicted grades

For both reformed and legacy examinations these will be based on the boy’s performance at AS, his progress in the Sixth Form to date and his potential at A Level.

Independent Research:  The Aske Project

All Lower 6th pupils are expected to complete a 3000-4000 word independent research project on a topic of their choice. For those projects written in another language the word limit is halved. Projects may take any form: report, short story, play, musical composition etc., as the individual chooses.

The project is launched in September of the Lower 6th and submitted in July. The pupils are each assigned an Aske Project Supervisor, whom they meet up to four times in the course of the year.

GCSE

All pupils study for a minimum of ten GCSE (or IGCSE) subjects.  The standard requirement is:

Mathematics,
English Literature,
English Language

Two sciences, one modern foreign language, one humanities subject, and any three others chosen from the following:-

Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Ancient Greek
Arabic
French
German
Latin
Russian
Spanish

Geography
History
Theology (Religious Studies)

Art
Computing
Drama
DT Graphics
DT Resistant Materials
ICT
Music
Sports Science