A Levels are an important route onto a range of university courses as well as into jobs with great prospects.

A Levels are an important route onto a range of university courses as well as into jobs with great prospects.

It is important to choose the course or subjects and the level of study that is right for you. Your choice may be influenced by your future study and career plans, by your abilities and qualifications, by your interests and your preferred style of learning.

A Levels will suit you if you perform well in exams and you want to study a range of subjects. We teach 33 different A Level subjects and two BTEC courses worth one A Level, which you can study as part of your A Level programme. You will study A Levels over two years.

These qualifications are mostly assessed by exam, although some also include coursework. A Levels are an important route onto a range of university courses as well as into jobs with great prospects.

Course levels and entry requirements

A Levels are level 3 qualifications. To study A Levels you need:

  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C (or new grades 9-4) or equivalent;
  • a grade C (or new grade 4) or higher in English Language or Maths;
  • some subjects have additional entry requirements; these are explained more fully in the course descriptions.

If you do not achieve a grade C (new grade 4) or higher in either Maths or English Language, you will have to study GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your A Levels.

Home Educated students with no formal qualifications will be assessed individually.

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