Facilitating A-Levels


Facilitating subjects are those that are required more often than not for entry onto university degree courses. We recommend that students pursing an all A-level programme of study choose at least one facilitating subject.

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  • Biology

    Biology

    Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths. Biology is never far from the headlines either... The human genome has been sequenced and we know the complete arrangement of the three thousand million bases that make up human DNA. In Africa, people die every day from malaria and AIDS and in South East Asia the skies are dark with smoke as the last Bornean rainforests are burned to grow oil palms. Biologists are concerned with all these issues. They work in the fields of cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology... and the work they do is vital to us all.

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry

    Chemistry is everywhere in the world around you! It is in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medicines we use and the air we breathe. The A level Chemistry course enables students to see the world in different way. It is not just about atoms and molecules and things going ‘BOOM!’ but also about debating current global issues, developing problem solving skills and understanding how the scientific community works. The study of Chemistry at A level is an excellent foundation for any science course at university.

  • English Literature

    English Literature

    Firstly, if you enjoy reading then you will love the study of Literature at AS and A level. AS and A level Literature, studies a much broader spectrum of texts than at GCSE and allows students a much greater insight into the development of texts, linking them to context across a wider space of time.

  • Geography

    Geography

    This course will develop student’s investigative skills as well as make complex links between the natural and human environment. The course content will look at future super powers and the energy crisis we might face

  • History

    History

    You will develop your ability to evaluate and analyse information, to weigh up evidence and to communicate complex ideas effectively. Students will be able to understand why dictatorships occur and how dictators manage to control their people. The British units investigate the impact of a conflict, politics and change during the 15th Century. In addition, you will undertake a personal historical study 3-5000 words in length. The written, research and analytical skills developed throughout the course can be applied to many professions from media work to public services and the world of business. History is highly valued by universities and can be usefully combined with a number of other subjects such as Maths, Physics, English and Psychology. It is an important foundation study for students who want to pursue Law or Politics at university.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics

    Maths provides the foundations for how all scientific work is approached. Much of what you have learned at GCSE seems disconnected with the world, but A level is where all the pieces begin to fit together and you begin to see the huge number of uses of topics like trigonometry, quadratics and so on

  • Modern Foreigh Languages

    Modern Foreigh Languages

    Studying a foreign language can offer you the world. Mastering a language will broaden your horizons and vastly improve your job prospects - a native English speaker with a foreign language is a valued employee to any company with worldwide operations. Pursuing languages at A Level allows you to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to a fairly fluent level. Small classes mean lots of class time for you to practice speaking your chosen language. This course is for students who want to study languages at university or to pursue a foreign language alongside degree studies as history, Engineering, Law amongst many other subjects. It is also for those who may want to work abroad on a “gap year” or after graduation. This course includes a Cultural Topic which allows you to choose an area of interest for individual study. Students from Midhurst Rother College have previously gone on to study languages at the universities of London, Exeter and Bristol.

  • Physics

    Physics

    A level Physics is a very well respected qualification. Throughout the course students are constantly encouraged to develop their communication, ICT, research and practical skills. Physics is fundamentally an experimental subject and we provide numerous opportunities to use practical experiences to link theory to reality, and equip you with the essential practical skills you need.

  • Further Mathematics

    Further Mathematics

    Real world Maths is so much more complicated than what you have done so far, and even than a lot of what is contained in the ‘normal’ Maths A-level. Further Mathematicians will understand the concepts and applications that allow maths to model all situations and to form a basis for all scientific study.

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