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Sixth Form Subject Options

Sixth Form Subject Options

Please browse the list of courses below that can be studied at Sixth Form from 2020.

The subjects are reliant on sufficient numbers wishing to take the course and therefore may change depending on demand.


Applied Science Biology  Business Studies
Chemistry  Computing  Economics
English Literature Fine Art French 
Further Mathematics Geography German 
Government & Politics History  Mathematics
Music Philosophy Photography
Physics Psychology                   Religious Studies      
Sociology Spanish  Theatre Studies

Vocational Courses

  • Health and Social Care
  • IT
  • Music
  • Sports Science

We will always do our very best to cater for our student population and if you would like further information about any of our provision please don't hesitate to contact us.

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College School and Sixth Form Overview 

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College is an all-through, inner-city state school with a comprehensive intake that fully serves its local community. The overall student roll is 1820 students, split across three sites, with 330 in the sixth form. The numbers of Pupil Premium, EAL and Free School Meals pupils are above the national average, and at key stage 5 a significant number meet the criteria for bursary.

If you have any queries regarding Hatcham Sixth Form, please email us at the address below:


Sixth Form Curriculum

Hatcham College primarily offers an academic pathway to post-16 students. Students follow syllabi in subjects from the main UK exam boards AQA, OCR, and Edexcel. Students sit linear A-level exams in their subjects; we don’t currently enter them for AS exams.

Students can choose from 25 academic subjects, as well as having additional options in community languages, for example in the last three years students have sat A-levels in Turkish, Polish, Italian, Russian, Dutch and Mandarin.

The majority of students study three A-levels, these three subjects are chosen when students sign up and are adhered to for the full two-year course. Some students are allowed to study four A-levels, if they wish, provided that they have demonstrated that they would be able to manage the workload required by this pathway. This is normally demonstrated by very attaining strong grades in the majority of subjects at GCSE. In many cases Further Maths is the fourth subject, often for students who have a clear passion for maths and/or physics and a clear vision for their undergraduate pathway. There is a limited number of new vocational courses available.

Work Experience, Volunteering and Experiential Learning are a big part of the KS5 Currciulum. Students typically do work experience for a few hours per week, we encourage students to do work experience in any of the holidays in the Year 12 academic year. This year, 90% of students secured their own placement.

Attending University Taster Activities is another great way for students to build their professional portfolio, taster courses are designed to let students’ experience academic and social life on campus, the decisions students make in Year 12 can have a major impact on both their course and university options. Attending a University Taster Activity can broaden students’ horizons and help students make an informed decision about their future. University Taster sessions will provide an overview of higher education, the application process and next steps. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet current undergraduates, Admissions Tutors and postgraduate subject specialists. 

We have been working in partnership with the National Citizen Service for the last 7 years. The Challenge NCS is 3 week summer programme which provides year 11 students from all backgrounds the opportunity and support to take on new challenges, learn new skills and make a difference. Each year more than 200 students from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College participate in the Challenge during the summer holiday. 

University and Careers Guidance

The UCAS application process currently begins in March of Year 12, however, this process is being redesigned to begin earlier in Year 12, to encourage more students to attend University open days and research courses earlier on in Year 12, to ensure that they complete their applications as early as possible.

All students meet with our Qualified Career Guidance Practitioner who has 1-1 meetings with them to support them in realising and developing their pathway. Roughly 90% of our students apply for undergraduate courses via UCAS, those that don’t are supported in alternative pathways for example in the last three years students have taken varied, interesting and exciting apprenticeship courses at TfL, the BBC and Accenture. Some students choose a ‘gap year’, and the majority of these students return to us to apply for undergraduate courses via UCAS. We have had 0% NEETs for the last 8 years.