A-Level Reform Update

With the first wave of linear A Levels commencing in September 2015, Smith’s Wood Sports College will continue to offer AS Levels to Year 12. AS Levels in the subjects detailed below are a freestanding qualification which does not contribute to the A Level grade.   Universities are advising that they will still consider AS results, as is the current situation, but will not discriminate against students who follow the linear route.

  • English Literature
  • Psychology
  • Media Studies

Smith’s Wood has taken the decision, in line with other Solihull schools, that Year 12 students who have chosen any of these subjects will undertake the AS qualification in the first year and move to the A Level course after the AS examination in May 2016.