We offer an extensive range of subjects and a totally unique extracurricular programme to help our students prepare for the modern world and give them a real sense of the person they are maturing into.
Our programme incorporates world-class teaching with a dedicated mentoring framework for each child, cutting-edge virtual learning tools and a holistic, caring school environment.
We hold Weekly Assemblies, extra-curricular activities and offer a unique Lifeskills and Enrichment programme, not to mention the Minerva Galactic Award - the first of it's kind in any school in the UK or around the world.
A Levels are the most defining part of any child's academic journey. Built on the foundation of GCSE, they offer a unique academic challenge where students can deepen their learning and develop exciting new interests.
Sixth Form students at Minerva's Virtual Academy will typically study 3 A Level subjects alongside a vibrant programme of enrichment and preparation for further study and adult life.
There is a wide range of subjects to choose from.
Please view the course specifications by clicking on the subjects below.
Edexcel International A Levels (can be studied anywhere)
CIE International A Levels (can be studied anywhere)
(UK only, students must attend in-person days in Basingstoke every 6 weeks throughout the two year course)
Life Skills And Enrichment
In addition to their subjects, all Sixth Form students at Minerva’s Virtual Academy will take part in our unique co-curricular Enrichment and Life Skills programme which includes the following elements:
For one hour per week, students follow a succession of highly-stimulating short courses which aim to introduce them to university-style thinking and skills that will be essential for modern life and the workplace. Courses we intend to run in 2022-23 include:
- Becoming What We Are: Literature & Identity
- The Netflix Effect: Introducing Critical Theory through the Art of Binge-Watching
- Global Politics in a Zombie Pandemic
- Should You Push The Fat Man? How To Make Hard or Impossible Decisions
Symposia will combine with the “Minerva Galactic Award” (see menu): the Sixth Form iteration of the Minerva “Global Award”), which will not attract UCAS points but will have a significant benefit to UCAS personal statements and university applications. At present, there are no plans to introduce the EPQ.
Life skills Programme
From cooking to managing a budget, healthy lifestyles to savings & investments, the Life Skills programme ensures that graduating Academy students will have the skills they need to thrive in life beyond school.