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A Levels

A Levels are the traditional route to university success in the UK, and are highly regarded internationally for those students who want to apply to universities elsewhere in the world. Predominantly examination based, they provide a rigorous assessment of a student's ability to study a small number of academic subjects in depth. Students will usually study three or four A Levels, and are encouraged to aim for high scores by the best universities who are more likely to make offers based on quality rather than quantity of grades. A Levels are suited to those students who are self motivated, able to study and retain knowledge in depth over a period of time, have strong analytical and evaluative abilities and who are able to cope under pressure in formal public examinations. In the case of students for whom English is a second language, a strong ability in English from the beginning of Year 12 is essential for the majority of A Level courses.

A Levels remain one of many options to consider when choosing a route to university success. For those students who thrive on this style of study, A Levels can often be the best choice of programme. As with all courses though, it is imperative that students have a realistic understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses, and consider all alternatives before making a final decision about their study programme. For a significant proportion of students there may be other options which could lead to even greater success, provided elsewhere in the Collegiate Foundation.

A Levels Available

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design Technology
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish