A Level Courses

If you only do the first year of the course you will be awarded as AS Level. If you complete the full two-year course, you will be awarded an A Level. AS is graded from A-E and A-Level from A*-E.

Art, Craft & Design

This is an exciting time for textile artists as the boundaries between art and craft become increasingly blurred.


Amazed by animals? Dazzled by DNA? Then biology is the course for you!


Chemistry is the science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems.


It is impossible to overemphasise the role that computers play in the modern day world.

Drama and Theatre Studies

Take your interest and enthusiasm for drama to a more creative level. Develop performance skills through being directed, devising and directing your own interpretations.

English Language

This course will allow you to develop your interest in and appreciation of English, through learning about its structures and functions, developments and variations.

English Literature

This course will allow you to develop your interest in and appreciation of English literature through learning how to analyse and respond to prose, poetry, drama and critical texts.


We live in a constantly changing world. A Level geography investigates and explores the key ideas and hot topics of our early 21st century world.

Government and Politics

With Obama’s historic second term as American President and a UK coalition government under threat, there has never been a better time to study government and politics.


The course that you will study enables you to explore major British, European and World developments from 1800.


The course consists of three units per year. In Year 12 you will take two core mathematics units.

Further Mathematics

To do this course you must also be doing the AS/A2 mathematics course. This also consists of three units in Year 12 and a further three units in Year 13.

Media Studies

This course will allow you to develop your interest in and appreciation of the media, through learning about its structure and function and exploring its platforms, audiences and developments.

Modern Foreign Languages – French/Spanish

Develop your awareness and understanding of different cultures and increase your chances of employment.


The complete A Level consists of six units of work. You will undertake three at AS and three at A2.

Physical Education and Sport

A Level physical education is designed for you to analyse, evaluate and develop your ability as a sportsperson, whether you are a performer, coach or official.


Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It covers a scale ranging from sub atomic particles such as quarks to stars and the entire universe.

Product Design

This course has been designed to encourage you to take a broad view on design and technology, to develop your capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.


Psychology is a social science that studies the mind and behaviour of individuals. It is a fascinating subject which is new to most students and suitable for a diverse range of career paths.

Religious Studies

You will study religion, philosophy and complementary aspects such as society or politics in order to relate your studies to the wider world.


We believe we are the best Sixth Form provider in the local area. But don’t just take our word for it. Our results speak for themselves. In 2016 we had a 100% pass rate with 55% of our A level entries being A*-B grade.

Latest News

Awards Evening 2017

Our annual awards evening took place here at the academy on Tuesday 12th September. It was a very special event in which we celebrated and applauded the progress and achievements of our students during the past academic year.

Results Day Success!

Staff and students at Macmillan Academy are celebrating another superb set of Post 16 results. Students achieved an all-time high of 25 A* grades and almost one in three A level grades was awarded either an A or A*.

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