Are A Levels for you?

What are A Levels?

A Levels are subject-based qualifications for students aged 16 or over, and are just one option for you to gain the requirements to go to university or into employment.

If you choose to study A Levels, you will get a unique opportunity to study three or four different subjects at the same time, as you work towards gaining UCAS points for university entry and developing your knowledge in the subjects you choose. This allows you to tailor your studies to a specific career path or university course, or to keep your options open for the future.

Subjects are mostly assessed through exams but can also include coursework.

Academic study skills (such as research, referencing and essay writing) are also embedded within all our A Levels as we help you develop the transferable skills required for university and your career.

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Key features and entry requirements

  • Full-time study

  • Study 3 subjects to tailor your learning to your career pathway

  • Exam and coursework assessments

  • Exclusive facilities in the city centre

If you want to study 3 A Level subjects - 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths

Certain A Levels will require a grade 6 or above in a specific subject. Additional entry requirements for specific subjects are shown on the relevant subject pages on our website.

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Independent study

During A Level study you will be expected to work hard outside of your lessons in order to achieve the highest grades possible. In a typical week you will need to spend 37 hours on your studies. This is comprised of classroom learning, tutorials, work experience and independent work which is important preparation for university.


In addition to your A Level subjects, you will also meet with your Tutorial Mentor each week. Your Tutorial Mentor is there to support you with any queries or support needs you may have. Our tutorials provide you with a fantastic support network and advise you about support with finances, exam stress or additional learning support needs.


Insight, knowledge, passion and commitment. Experts of their field. Many of our excellent teaching staff have worked, or are still working, in the industry that you are trying to break into. They are all about you. It’s their job to support you on your career path from start to finish. The industry insight that our Tutors possess means that they are able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, including what to expect when you qualify, what problems you might experience and how to overcome them. It also means that they can open doors for networking and arrange unrivalled behind-the-scenes trips to the workplace. This experience is invaluable to your progression and their passion for the industry gives you a fantastic advantage when it comes to applying for a job.