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A Levels (GCEs) – Level 3

A Level qualifications are completed over two years. A Levels are linear qualifications - this means that they will be assessed at the end of the course (end of second year).

Most A Levels are assessed through exams only however, some subjects will be assessed with up to 20% coursework (only in subjects where there is recognition that certain skills cannot be assessed in an exam)

A Levels are graded A* - E.All students will enrol on 3 linear A Levels and those students with an average GCSE points score of 6.5 and above will be able to study 4 A Levels.

Progression from 1st year A Level to 2nd year

A Level Progression will not be automatic - it will depend on several factors. You will need to have attended regularly and punctually and completed all your homework/coursework during the year.

You will need to have demonstrated that you are serious about your studies and you will need to have obtained an appropriate grade in the end of year exams.

Vocational courses to study as part of an A Level programme

We also have a number of vocational subjects and qualifications that we offer as part of an A Level programme.

These courses are assessed through coursework (not exams) and attract the same UCAS point as traditional A Levels however they are graded as a Distinction, Merit or Pass.

The following Vocational courses can be found below:

Applied Law BTEC Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Applied Psychology BTEC Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Applied Science BTEC Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Business BTEC Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Criminology Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Professional Construction Practice Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Public Services BTEC Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

Progression to University 

What you study at college can affect your options at university and your future career. To help you decide what A Levels to study, take a look the Informed Choices website to help you understand which subjects lead to different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

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