Those following A levels (or equivalent courses) will generally have chosen 3 or 4 subjects in year 12, which they continue into year 13. They have nine hours-long lessons per subject per fortnight and are expected to spend the same length of time doing homework and individual study. In addition, students also have 25 minute tutor sessions each day in which PSHE content is delivered.
In Year 13, students continue to benefit from the guidance of a tutoring and PSHE programme. Post-18 applications to university apprenticeships and work are all covered, along with life-skills ready for the move into adulthood. In curriculum areas students become experts in their chosen subjects and devote time to the honing of skills. A key feature of many curriculum areas is the use of Year 13 students to support Year 12 students, with obvious mutual benefits.