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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18

Courses and Subjects

At DOYRMS students have many options when choosing their Sixth Form curriculum. Most Sixth Formers will take three core A Level or BTEC subjects. They will have twelve taught periods a fortnight plus two periods of directed private study. In addition to their core subjects’ students will also pick one enrichment subject where they will have one taught lesson a week. In their non-contact periods students will study in the main school teaching buildings either in the library or a study room.

A Levels (Advanced Levels) are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can normally study three A Levels over two years. All A Level subjects have recently been reformed to a linear style with examinations taken at the end of two years and little coursework in most subjects.

Typical A Level subject choices:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Product Design - Design and Technology
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

BTEC stands for the Business and Technology Education Council. BTECs are specialist work-related qualifications which combine practical learning with subject and theory content. Most assessment is project based with fewer examinations than an A-Level. BTEC level 3 qualifications are equivalent to A-

levels and can be studied in combination with them.

Typical BTEC subject choices:

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Sport

Enrichment at DOYRMS has been designed to give every student the chance to supplement their education with a worthwhile and appropriate qualification. All Sixth Form students will take one enrichment course which is completed over a two years. All courses offered lead to nationally recognised qualifications which can lead to further study or directly into employment.

Enrichment options:

Higher Sports Leadership Award, Lowland Expedition Leader, Extended Project Qualification, Arts Award Gold, Core Mathematics.

Head of Sixth Form: Mrs Jo Towers