Our Subjects

Cheney offers excellently taught academic and vocational courses, and an enrichment programme that we tailor to the needs and preferences of our aspirational students. We all challenge ourselves to continually improve and our work with key partners and experts ensures our provision is cutting edge and inspirational.

Alongside our A Level courses, we offer a range of Level 3 BTECs, which are equivalent to a full A Level. In Science, we also offer a Double Applied Science Award which is equivalent to two full A Levels.

A Level qualifications:

Biology   *   Chemistry   *   Classical Civilisation   *   Computer Science   *   Drama   *   Economics   *   Fashion & Textiles   *   Fine Art   *  French   *   Further Mathematics   *   Geography   *   German   *   History   *   Latin   *   Media Studies   *   Mathematics   *     Music   *   Philosophy   *   Photography   *   Physics   *   Politics   *   Product Design   *   Psychology   *   Sociology   *   Spanish

BTEC qualifications:

Applied Science   *   Double Applied Science   *   Health & Social Care   *   IT   *   Music   *   Music Technology   *   Sport

Level 3 Diploma: Food Science & Nutrition


EPQ   *   Advanced Musicianship   *   Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award   *   Level 2 Food Hygiene

Faculty Videos

Thank you to filmmakers Roísín Anderson and Rob Lemkin for these videos which give an overview of each of our faculties.

Making Your Choice

Most students will pick three subjects to study in Sixth Form. If you are predicted to get high grades in the majority of your subjects, then you may decide to apply for four subjects. When deciding on your choice of subjects it is important to reflect on what you enjoy and how you learn. You should also take your GCSE grades and your future career aspirations into account.

Entry Requirements

To join Cheney Sixth Form, you must achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above including Maths and English Literature or Language. You must also gain the individual entry requirements for your chosen options.

Before you start your application, it is essential that you read our Subject Guide, which outlines the subjects on offer and entry requirements:

Applicants must choose one subject from each block in our subject grid:


Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 2 December

Year 11 students and their families are invited to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 2 December. Join us to learn about Sixth Form life, discover our subjects and opportunities, meet teachers and students and hear presentations by key staff and students. Please sign up to help us manage numbers: https://forms.gle/LLZSmFm7acRU23nR9

Applications Open - Friday 3 December

Cheney Sixth Form
Email: sixthform@cheney.oxon.sch.uk
Phone: 01865 755306