A guide to courses and levels

  • Pupils achieving 7+A*-C are expected to take 4 AS levels, or BTEC equivalents, in Lower 6th.
  • Pupils who do not achieve these grades may arrange a meeting with the Senior Management Team
  • Pupils can take a combination of AS Levels and BTECs / applied courses to a maximum of four subjects.
  • Pupils should get advice from teachers and the Head of Careers before making their choices.

A guide to levels

Pupils achieving 7+ A*-C are expected to take 4 AS levels, or BTEC / Applied equivalents, in Lower 6th.

Pupils who do not achieve these grades can make an appointment via the school office to arrange an interview with the Principal. If successful you will be expected to take 3 qualifications, and complete the CoPE Level 3 Award (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness). This qualification is worth 16 UCAS points.

Pupils can take a combination of AS Levels and BTECs or Applied courses to a maximum of four subjects. Pupils should get advice from teachers and the Head of Careers before making their choices.


I joined St. Louis from St. Columban’s and I felt that I fitted in right away. In my AS year I managed to get three distinctions in ICT! .
Jeanette, Past Pupil

A Levels

  • Accounts
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Computing (Software and Systems Development)
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Food and Nutrition Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Irish
  • Mathematics
  • Moving Image Arts
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Technology and Design

BTEC / OCR Cambridge Technical / Level 3 Certificate

  • Applied Business (AQA Level 3 Certificate)
  • Construction BTEC
  • Engineering BTEC
  • ICT (OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3)
  • Music Technology BTEC
  • Sports BTEC

Contact Us

If you do not already go to St. Louis and you are thinking about joining us in sixth form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Senior Management Team.