A Level

General

Program Description

Learning Pathways

We offer a number of pathways for you to follow to help you achieve your aims and be as successful as you possibly can be at college.

Our student recruitment team will discuss these with you in more detail at your personal interview and again at enrolment. They will suggest combinations of subjects for each pathway which will help you succeed and enable you to move towards your longer term goals.

We offer five main pathways:

1. Russel Group + Pathway

Progression goal after college:

  • Degree study at a top 30 university

Entry Requirement:

  • A minimum of five GCSE grades 9-5 including English Language and Maths.
  • Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A Level choices.

Programme of Study:

  • Three A Levels and an Extended Project, including two traditional academic subjects. AS Further Maths might be applicable to some.
  • E6 Programme

2. General A Level Pathway

Progression goal after college:

  • Degree study in an academic or more practical/vocational subject; an apprenticeship; employment with further training.

Entry Requirement:

  • Minimum five GCSE grades 9-4, including the English Language.
  • Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A Level choices.

Programme of study:

  • Three A Levels
  • Maths GCSE (if you don't have a grade 4 already)
  • E6 Programme

3. Combined A Level / Vocational Pathway

Progression after college:

  • Degree study in an academic or more practical/vocational subject; an apprenticeship; employment with further training.

Entry Requirement:

  • Minimum five GCSE grades 9-4, including the English Language.
  • Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A Level choices.

Programme of study:

  • The equivalent of three A Levels made up partly of vocational subjects (e.g. BTECs or CTECs).
  • Maths GCSE (if you don't have a grade 4 already)
  • E6 Programme

4. Level 3 Vocational Pathway

Progression after college:

  • Degree study in a practical/vocational subject; employment or apprenticeship in a specific area

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum five GCSE grades 9-4, including the English Language.

Programme of study:

  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma, a Level 3 CTEC or a Level 3 NVQ.
  • Maths GCSE (if you don't have a grade 4 already)
  • Work Experience/Volunteering with a relevant employer
  • E6 Programme

5. Level 2 Pathway

Progression goal after college:

  • To progress to the Level 3 vocational pathway at Portsmouth College.
  • To move into a relevant employment, an apprenticeship or further education elsewhere

Entry Requirements:

  • A minimum of five GCSE grades 9-3, including the English Language.
  • Level 2 BTEC qualifications count towards this target if achieved at Merit or above.

Programme of study:

  • Level 2 BTEC/CTEC/NVQ
  • GCSE English and or Maths (if you don't have a grade 4 already)
  • E6 Programme

Courses

  • Art & Design
  • Business, Economics & Finance
  • Computer Science, ICT & Creative Media
  • ESOL
  • English, Languages, Media & Film
  • Health and Social Care
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Performing Arts & Music
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Sport & Public Services

A Levels have changed!

All A Levels starting in 2017 will have been reformed and assessment will take place after two years. AS Subjects will no longer be available at the College, other than in Further Maths.

The qualification and assessment authorities for England might require some modifications to the courses, including structure, content, and availability of a small number of subjects.

Our ability to offer any particular subject does also depend on levels of recruitment to that course, therefore we cannot guarantee that every course will run in 2018/19, nor that the subject content will be exactly as outlined.

Last updated August 2018

About the School

Very well qualified, experienced & enthusiastic staff with expertise in teaching A Level, BTEC, & GCSE Courses

Very well qualified, experienced & enthusiastic staff with expertise in teaching A Level, BTEC, & GCSE Courses Read less