Our New College

Find out more about our brand new college campus that Opens in Spring 2020

Find your perfect course

Contact us today


Sixth Form Centre

Our new college building houses a dedicated Sixth Form Centre which offers a wide range of A Level and A Level equivalent courses which are ideal for students wishing to follow an academic pathway and progressing to university, apprenticeships or the world of work.

We have 25 A Level and A Level equivalent subjects to choose from with subjects that aren’t always available in school. We have also developed a range of ‘A Level equivalent’ subjects, which are vocational courses that can studied alongside academic A Levels subjects.

A Levels provide an academic way of studying in comparison to vocational courses, which offer a more practical approach. Students often study A Levels to maintain a variety of subjects to allow them more choice when it comes to university. They also choose A Levels if they prefer a more academic way of working, preferring classroom work, lectures and exams as a way of studying.

From September 2023 students at Richmond College Sixth Form will be completing AS level qualifications in the first year and A2 in the second year. This is the equivalent to two-year A levels but gives you a recognised qualification at the end of the first year.

Advantages of studying in our Sixth Form Centre at RuTC:

  • 99% pass rate for A Level subjects in 2021
  • 70.4% of students gained A*-C grades, an increase of 2.4% from 2020
  • 25 A Level subjects available
  • Good progression including to Russell Group universities
  • Dedicated and professional teachers with a wealth of experience

  • Progression

    many of our A Level students will progress to university, others will go onto apprenticeships and some will go straight into the workplace.

    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.

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    Take a look at all of our A Level entry Requirements here.

    Students will need to have a minimum GCSE English Language grade of 5 and a minimum GCSE Maths grade of 4 to study an A Level programme. 

    Students with iGCSEs or overseas qualifications may need to sit an assesment for entry onto an A Level programme.

  • How to apply

    Simply head to the course page of one of the subjects that you want to study and click the apply button. For A Levels, you only need to apply for one subject for now, you will be asked to select your 3-4 subject choices at your interview. If you have any questions about applying or your application, please contact our Admissions department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • How A Levels are assessed

    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.

  • A Level courses for Adults

    A Level fees range from £1,987 - £3,179 per A Level (2 year programme) dependent on the courses which are chosen and fees are assessed at enrolment. Click here to download a list of A Level costs for adults.

    The majority of our A Level courses enrol 16-18 years old, we therefore offer adults the opportunity to have a meeting with the Head/Assistant Head of School to have a discussion before enrolling on an A Level Programme.

    Adults who have had a break from education may need to sit an assesment during Enrolment.

Find your course

What our students say...

What Our Students Say A-Level Emerald

A Level 151024 1

Latest News