KS5 Options

At William Howard School we understand the importance of supporting students through the choices that will determine their journey through the next stage of their school experience and beyond. The option process has been designed to provide the structure, advice and guidance needed to make informed decisions about the qualifications that will be studied. We advise students to maintain a broad and balanced choice of subjects to ensure that future pathways are kept open and choices are well informed to prepare for the next stage of education, employment or training.

Further details about the KS5 Options Process and joining WHS Sixth Form can be found here: Sixth Form Information Booklet 2022

Courses Offered

A Levels Art / Biology / Business / Chemistry / Computer Science  / Dance / Drama & Theatre / English Literature / English Language/Literature / Extended Project / French / Geography / History / Maths (and Further Maths) / Music / PE / Philosophy / Photography / Physics / Product Design / Psychology / Spanish

BTECs: Applied ScienceBroadcast Studio / Children’s Play, Learning & Development  / Food Science and NutritionHealth & Social Care / Mathematical StudiesMusicPerforming ArtsSport

Click here to view introductory videos from the course leaders.

Entry Requirements

pdf Subject Entry Requirements 2022


The closing date for September 2022 applications has now passed, but please contact Mrs Swan (Sixth Form Director of Learning) if you have any queries.


pdf Sixth Form Admissions Policy
pdf WHS Catchment Area Map

Please contact our Admissions Officer for further information:
Mrs Debbie Wright, William Howard School, Longtown Road, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1AR
tel: 016977 45700  e-mail: admissions@williamhoward.cumbria.sch.uk