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A-Levels at SHC

Opening in September – the new APEX Centre! 

We are excited to announce that in September 2022 we will be opening our new APEX Centre – a space dedicated for the use of our A-Level students. Along with spaces for teaching and learning, the APEX Centre will include the following for A-Level student use: 

APEX Common Room 

APEX Study Library 

APEX Computer Suite 

ASPIRATIONAL PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE


Welcome to APEX, Shooters Hill Sixth Form College's A-Level Programme dedicated to encourage students to Aspire, Perform and Excel.

When you enrol to study A-Levels at Shooters Hill, you join our APEX Programme. This programme has been designed to ensure you have all the support you need, both inside and outside of the classroom, to achieve your goals.

Our staff recognise that progression to university, apprenticeships and employment opportunities requires experiences beyond academic qualifications. We also appreciate the importance of community in supporting you from the moment you first step through our door, so we have a dedicated team of staff, APEX building and facilities to help you achieve these goals.  


 

APEX Benefits
 

As a part of our APEX Programme, you’ll have access to a wide range of benefits to help you thrive both academically, and as an individual. We will help you to achieve your qualifications and pick up extra knowledge along the way. 

  • Dedicated A-level building: the APEX Centre (opening September 2022) 

  • INCORPORATE INFO FROM APEX HANDOUT – WIDER OPPORTUNITIES & PROGRESSION SECTIONS (how much detail?) 

  • One-to-one support in making your university application from the college’s UCAS advisor and your form tutor 

  • Access to all SHC services – Gym, City View Restaurant, Hair & Beauty Services and more. 

  • First choice in being an SHC Ambassador – SHC ambassadors visit schools, conduct college tours and run workshops helping students in Y10 & Y11 to make informed choices for their future education. 

APEX A-Level Subject Choices 

We have a wide range of A-Levels and complimentary BTECs that you can choose from. 

A-Level Subject Choices
Art History
Biology Maths
Business Studies Photography
Chemistry Physics
Computer Science Politics
Economics Psychology
English Lit & Lang Sociology

 

Applied General Qualifications
Art & Design Graphic Design
Architecture
LIBF - Banking & Finance Criminology

Applied General Qualifications are qualifications that can be taken alongside A-Levels to for a complete study programme. They provide UCAS points comparable to A-Levels which will allow you to meet your University entry criteria.

The APEX Experience - A-Level Taster Day 28th June 

Become an A-Level student for the day!

We know there are a lot of choices and you want to make sure you make the right choice for you. That’s why we have developed a taster day designed so you can try out different subjects before you make your final decision.

Still unsure after the day?
No need to worry, you don't need to make a final choice until you enrol in August!

There’s no need to sign up, if you have already made an application for A-levels you will automatically be sent an invite.

success & achievement 

University 
Every year we send a high number of our students to universities all over the country. 
We have a 100% positive destination rate and a 95% university progression rate.

Careers
We have a dedicated employability team who work with students to secure great work experience opportunities while they are with us, and even better career options when they leave us.

Celebrating Success at SHC
We recognise our students' achievements with a yearly award show. Students, parents and teachers come along to share their success stories and bid farewell to those departing to university.  
 


 

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
 

As part of the APEX programme, students have the ability to uptake the EPQ as part of an extracurricular activity. 

What is the Extended Project Qualification?
The Extended Project is a chance for students to complete a research project on a chosen subject, usually presented in a written report of approximately 5,000 words.

What is the EPQ worth?
The EPQ is equivalent to an AS level, allowing students to further increase their UCAS points.
 

 

APEX Student University Destinations