Bishop Challoner is a mixed comprehensive Catholic College with over 1200 students on roll, located in an area of Birmingham with high levels of social deprivation. We are a:

  • Teaching School
  • Maths Hub
  • Science Learning Partner

Our initial response to the introduction of the reformed A/AS levels was that all students were to be entered for AS level examinations at the end of Year 12, i.e. students completing both new and legacy AS level qualifications. This was the position of the school in the summer of 2016 and the summer of 2017.

Following a comprehensive review of AS levels the school made the decision not to offer AS level examinations from the summer 2018 onwards. Instead, students joining our 6th form from September 2017 will follow a two year A level programme of study culminating in A level examinations at the end of Year 13. This decision was made following a consultation period with curriculum leaders and reflects the national trend in AS level entries.