A Levels are academic qualifications that are recognised by employers and universities in the UK and throughout the world. Whether you want to go to university or you hope to go straight into a career such as Accountancy, A Levels are for you.
How are A Levels organised?
A Levels are two-year qualifications. In the first year, students take AS Levels, usually studying three subjects however students on our High Flyers Programme can take four subjects.
In the second year, students take either three or four A Levels. Our highest achieving students will be given the opportunity to increase their chances of getting into top universities by completing the Extended Project which is worth 70 UCAS points.
What grades do I need to get?
To study A Levels, students should have a minimum of five GCSEs (9-5/ A*-C) in academic subjects (of which two must be 6/B grades) including GCSE English Language at grade 5/C. Most subjects have specific additional entry requirements however, if you do not get these grades, the sixth form still has lots of options for you.
The Young Professionals Academy
The Young Professionals Academy consists of students studying 1-2 A Levels alongside a Level 3 career-focused diploma. This results in a balanced academic learning experience with students gaining a practical understanding of their chosen career.
The Young Professionals Academy allows you to:
- Study in a way that suits you
- Get equipped for the world of work
- Focus on the career you know you want
We believe that the Young Professionals Programme will make a real difference to future student employability because it is career-focused. Undoubtedly, it is also an alternative route to university degree courses which are focused on preparing students for business, professional and industrial careers.
It’s important that the A Level you study supports or complements the Diploma that you choose, so we offer eight structured Diploma ‘pathways’ that make sure the two elements match each other but still give you a broad choice of subjects. Pick one of the Diploma ‘pathways’ and then select one subject from the accompanying list of A Levels. NB: You must have the entry requirements of that subject.