Sixth Form

Sixth Form Subject Choices and Academia:

Here at Rye, we are proud to offer upwards of 25 different subjects in Sixth form ranging from Maths and Further Maths to Business BTEC and everything in between. There really is something for everyone. What’s more is that we start conversations with our upcoming year group very early to gauge interest in any subjects that we don’t currently offer. This gives us the time to put the provision in place to offer pupils what they would like to study. 

You are fully supported when choosing your A-Level subjects – we work with you to ensure the subjects you choose will support the path you would like to follow after school. At no point do we restrict choices by options blocks , you choose your subjects and then we work hard in the background to make sure we can deliver each of your unique timetables.

Qualifications on offer include:


A-levels come after GCSEs. They are the most traditional next step in terms of qualifications after GCSE and usually focus on academic subjects. There are more than 40 different A-level subjects on offer – some will be subjects that you studied at GCSE and others may be new. A-levels are highly valued by employers and universities so they can open up lots of doors to further study and careers.

A qualification that’s based on practical study rather than academic study. It is a vocational qualification, which means that it has a career focus and is grounded in the world of work. BTEC students study to gain skills and knowledge in their subject area, then put those skills into practice in real-life scenarios. A BTEC is the equivalent to an A-Level and offers UCAS points towards University places.

An EPQ helps students develop and demonstrate their project management skills and provides opportunities for extended writing, both of which are highly valued for progression to higher education and employment. Students can tailor their project to fit their individual needs, choices and aspirations with the agreement of their centre. The outcome of the project can be a design, performance, report, dissertation or artefact.

Leiths Food and Wine Qualification

This five-term course is perfect for either the keen amateur or the potential food professional, setting you up with skills for life. You can read more here. No other school in Oxford offers this course – it is truly unique to Rye and gives students skills they would learn no where else.

Because of our small class sizes, you will very quickly get to know each of your subject teachers, and teachers get to know you – your areas of strength, development, interests and passions and learning style. The relationship and class size means that teachers can tailor their teaching to each individual – a truly bespoke experience. You will build strong and supportive relationships which provides an invaluable network throughout your time at Rye St Antony Sixth Form. This, coupled with regular target grade meetings means academic success for all. It is one of the aspects of Sixth Form life the students talk about most when they talk about our Sixth Form – the relationship with and support from their teachers.

Parents are updated regularly about progress and target grades of their daughters. Each academic year, parents are invited to two face to face parent meetings and receive two printed reports which give thorough assessment and comment about academic progress and areas for improvement. As well as this, they receive six target grade updates. Of course, if parents have questions or concerns at any other point in the year, our teaching staff are also ready to have conversations as and when needed.

Sixth Form Open Evening

We warmly welcome you to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 30 September 6-7.30pm.

Your chance to come and experience all our Sixth Form at Rye has to offer, meet the staff and students and experience our facilities.

Please register your interest using our contact us form, or by emailing our Registrar – Fern Williams.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Sixth Form Subjects on Offer:


BTEC Business


Classical Civilisation

Computer Science


English Literature

Fine Art


Further Mathematics


Graphic Communications









Religious Studies



 Theatre Studies

 Leiths Food and Wine Introductory Course

Rye St Antony, Oxford – Bringing Our School to your Home

We are pleased to be able to offer bespoke virtual tours and meetings to interested families at this time.

We are incredibly proud of the Virtual Learning Experience we have offered our pupils – you can read about it here