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
A level Subjects
A Level subjects we offer at RuTC
Vocational courses to study as part of an A Level programme
We 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.
Vocational subjects that can be studied alongside A Levels:
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.
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.