This pathway offers students an opportunity to specialise in four subjects at Post-16. Students choose A-level because they are already clear about the tertiary pathway they wish to follow. A-level programmes are content-heavy and are an excellent pathway for students to gain a strong base in the subject or field they wish to specialise in once they move onto university. Students at WSO study four subjects, three at A-level and one at AS-level (sitting an AS-level exam at the end of Year 12). In addition to this, students complete the EPQ qualification and participate in some service learning to enrich their CVs and university applications.