A Level


Program Description

2 year A-level

A-levels are the traditional route into the very best universities, providing in-depth preparation for degree study within higher education. Furthermore, they have international recognition. The majority of our students join the two-year programme and, with 22 subjects to select from and no timetabling restrictions, students really can create the right pathway for their own future. Many of our international students take up the option of sitting an additional A-level exam in their first language. Typically, native speakers of English take four subjects in the first year and, depending on AS results, will continue with either three or four of those subjects into their second year. In certain circumstances, students can also choose to add a different AS subject in year two. Students who are not native speakers of English have the opportunity to take IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as one of their subject choices. IELTS exams are arranged in November, March and May. All students studying A-levels need to achieve at least a C grade in three AS examinations in order to progress to A2.


18 month / 1 year A-level

The 18-month course is aimed at international students who have completed High School in their own countries in December and do not want to wait until September to commence study at Bosworth. This course is intensive over the first two terms, January – June, and students must have the appropriate language skills, as well as the academic background, to cope with the pace of study. Please be aware that fewer subjects are available in January and many students will study three subjects at AS level and then add a fourth subject from September. We only accept exceptional applicants onto the 18-month A-level programmes. International students must hold an IELTS 6.5 certificate or equivalent. Those studying a one-year A-level will have studied to A-level standard (or equivalent) previously and they will usually have prior knowledge of their subjects. As an example, this normally works well for re-take students who may wish to study AS/A2 level in one year for one subject, alongside two other subjects at A2 level. We look at each case individually to see if we can help and offer a one-year solution.


A-level Accounting A-level English Literature A-level Photography
A-level Art A-level French A-level Physics
A-level Biology A-level Further Maths A-level Politcs
A-level Business Studies A-level Geography A-level Psychology
A-level Chemistry A-level German A-level Sociology
A-level Computer Science A-level History A-level Spanish
A-level Economics A-level Maths
A-level English Language A-level Philosophy


Supporting Progression to University

Each student is supported in their university application process by their Personal Tutor and Assistant Principal, whether they are applying in the UK or overseas. This preparation begins early in their first year (AS or BTEC Year 1) when students start to think about university choices and find out what they can do to make the strongest possible application to university. This is delivered through presentations from university admissions advisers, the AS Course Director and Assistant Principal. This focus is continued in personal tutor meetings and individual research by students. Students are encouraged to take part in open days and taster days to experience university life. At the end of this year, all students have an individual interview with a member of the UCAS team to discuss their choices, review their progress and set targets. In their second year, all students are supported to complete their university applications by their personal tutor and a dedicated UCAS team. This includes a weekly workshop to give help with completing their online application, alongside individual advice on university choices and their personal statement. All students are offered a mock interview to practise their skills.

Please look online at www.bosworthcollege.com for our most recent A-level results. Here you can also view the students’ degree choices and the universities to which they have progressed. Choosing the right university requires research and an understanding of the many choices available. With this in mind, we hold regular tutor led sessions to guide students through the UCAS process and advise them how to add value to their application.


Oxbridge, Medical and Highly Competitive Subjects Preparation

Each year a number of students with exceptional academic ability will consider applying to the University of Oxford or Cambridge, or to study Medicine or other highly competitive courses at undergraduate level. These institutions and degree courses are amongst the most competitive in the world and Bosworth runs a tailored compulsory weekly preparation with guest speakers, visits from former students, guided debates and mock interviews that, alongside UCAS guidance, prepare students for the rigours of university selection. Students face intense competition for these places. A-level success alone is not enough and we therefore offer students wider programmes and additional workshops and activities to increase their chances of achieving their goal. This includes exposing them to interview techniques, current affairs and critical thinking.


Entry Requirements

  • Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs (grade B is required in subjects that are going to be studied at A-level) or equivalent. International students must produce evidence of High School study and qualifications
  • Language Requirements: IELTS 5.5, IELTS 6.0 and 6.5 (or equivalent) for the intensive study programmes
  • Age: Usually 16 years for the two-year programme, 17 years for the 18-month and 18+ for the one-year intensive programme
  • Start Date: September for the one and two-year courses, January for the 18-month programme
  • Ideal For: U.K. and international students who wish to progress to higher education

International Fees 2018 - 2019

Study Programmes Tuition Supervised Boarding
Twin room*
Total Annual Fee
A Level programme – 2 years (4 subjects or 3 subjects + EFL) £21,000 £9,300 = £30,300
A Level programme – 18 months ( first-year fees, Jan-June 2018) £14,000 £5,580 = £19,580
A Level programme – 1 year intensive (AS & A2, 3 subjects only) £24,300 £9,300 = £33,600

* It is an additional £1,200 per academic year for a single room or £800 if you join in January

Registration & Enrolment Fees
Registration fee (non-refundable) £150 (one-off payment)
Deposit (refundable at the end of your course) £1,500
Additional costs for selected subjects

A Level: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geography & Physics £200 per subject/per year

  • We also have senior house boarding options for students 18+ years and a limited number of host family spaces for students who are 16+ years. Please ask for more details.

Domestic & EU/EEA Fees 2018-2019

The fees below are applicable to applicants who are permanent residents in the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Academic Programmes Annual Tuition Fee
A-Level programme – 2 years (3 or 4 subjects) £12,600
A-Level programme – 1 year intensive (AS/A2, 3 subjects only) £12,600

High School Experience can be offered, please contact us for more details.

Boarding Annual Fee Full Board
(twin room)
(5 nights only)
Single room
additional cost
Supervised boarding house £9,300 £7,440 £1,200
Registration & Enrolment Fees

Registration (non-refundable) £150 (one-off payment) Deposit (refundable) £400 (£1,500 boarding deposit)

Additional supplements

A Level: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geography & Physics £200 per subject/per year


Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Established in 1977 as a small tutorial college, today Bosworth is a leading independent boarding college in the UK. Our excellent academic results, established university links and caring and support ... Read More

Established in 1977 as a small tutorial college, today Bosworth is a leading independent boarding college in the UK. Our excellent academic results, established university links and caring and supportive ethos have resulted in an enviable reputation. Teaching at all levels is characterised by enthusiasm and passion and we pride ourselves on being a non-selective college with a proven record, both locally and overseas, for raising students’ aspirations. Read less