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Achieving high scores on A-levels is important for UK students who wish to enter university. Institutions of higher learning use the results of these exams to decide if a student is prepared to study at their program.  

For students who are unsure of their future careers, the pursuit of programs in general studies may be of interest. General studies are broad by design, meaning that it is like a buffet of academic programs, allowing students to see what interests them.

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Carfax College Oxford

A-levels are a ‘gold standard’ qualification, recognized around the world by universities and employers as a mark of academic excellence. Most students take three A-level ... [+]

A-levels are a ‘gold standard’ qualification, recognized around the world by universities and employers as a mark of academic excellence. Most students take three A-levels, and most universities require this, but other numbers between two and five are not uncommon.

Studying for A-levels is a demanding process and normally takes two full years of study in a school or college setting. However, this structure does not suit everyone.

For students who need non-standard dates, a higher level of individual support, or who want to take unusual combinations of subjects or optional modules, Carfax College is here to help.

A-level exams are currently in the middle of a process of significant change. From 2001 to 2015, exams were ‘modular’ – each subject was divided into four to six sections, and those could be taken or re-taken individually over any length of time. Now, from 2016 through to 2019, all subjects are moving in batches to a ‘linear’ format, whereby all the examinations must be sat in one session at the end of the course.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
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Portsmouth College

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. ... [+]

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. ... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
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2 years
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Lakshveer Overseas Solution

The Foundation in Arts / Science programme is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in var ... [+]

A Foundation in Arts / Science seems like a straightforward path if you’ve already decided that you want to study an Arts / Science-related degree.

The Foundation in Arts / Science programme is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in various Arts or science-based degrees such as Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Communication & Electronics, Electrical & Electronics, Mechatronic Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Nursing , Business, Information Technology, Education, Hospitality and Pharmacy, among others. This one-year programme is tailored for students who are confident of their chosen path of studies, and who are committed to attaining the best preparation for a science / Arts based university degree programme.... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
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South Cheshire College

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A-Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level ... [+]

Introduction

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level subjects across a range of curriculum areas.

In 2016, we proudly celebrated our tenth year of gaining a 99% or above pass rate on A Level subjects. The College consistently achieves outstanding results, with 2016 showing a pass rate of 99.1% – above the national pass rate of 98.1%. 76.5% of students who completed the A Level programme in 2016 achieved A*, A, B or C grades, of these pupils, 48.6% attained top grades of A*-B’s.

South Cheshire College’s £75 million campus provides A Level students with outstanding facilities to enhance their learning. The College’s three-storey library hosts over 16,000 books, 5,000 e-books, access to thousands of online journals and articles, 120 networked computers and space for group and private study.... [-]

United Kingdom Crewe Chester
August 2019
Full-time
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Derby College

At Derby College, we’ll give you all the support and advice you need to ensure you choose the ideal course to turn your ambitions into reality. ... [+]

At Derby College, we’ll give you all the support and advice you need to ensure you choose the ideal course to turn your ambitions into reality.

Is this you? You can work on your own initiative You enjoy reading and carrying out research You have the ability to work in a team You enjoy written, classroom-based tasks You are self-motivated You are well organised when planning work and meeting deadlines You enjoy creating extended pieces of writing. Choose Wisely

Studying any subject at A-level is a major step up from GCSE. It demands greater commitment, hard work, and perseverance: you will be stretched and challenged.

When choosing your A-level subjects, you should think carefully about: Subjects you have a genuine passion for: if you are interested in the subjects you choose then you are more likely to do well in them Subjects you will need: for certain university courses or careers you will be required to have one or more specific A-level subjects for entry. Why choose Derby College? Our A-level learners have an excellent track record. A 98% pass rate overall and the majority of A2 subjects recording a 100% pass rate including Humanities and Modern Foreign Language subjects. The majority of our A-level learners secure places at their first or second choice universities. We have strong links with universities which will help you set your long-term goals: you can even take higher education courses at the College itself. You can choose exciting subjects which may not appear on... [-]
United Kingdom Ilkeston Derby
August 2019
Full-time
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Bosworth Independent College

A-levels are the traditional route into the very best universities, providing in-depth preparation for degree study within higher education. Furthermore, they have intern ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Northampton
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King Edward VI College

Biology is described as the ‘science of life’ and biologists work in many different and diverse fields, including cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology. The ... [+]

A-levels are the entry qualification for a degree programme or professional employment.

Students will enter an A-level course aged 16 (year 12) and remain enrolled for 2 years.

King Edward VI is one of the highest achieving sixth form colleges in the UK.

We are a specialist A level college focussing on 16-18-year-olds. Most of our students go on to university. We offer high performing academic students an excellent experience and are the regional hub for the University of Cambridge, providing HE+ which is designed to stretch students academically.

Most Popular subjects at our College:

Biology

Biology is described as the ‘science of life’ and biologists work in many different and diverse fields, including cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology. The course is divided into 6 modules which cover a wide range of topics including cell biology, biochemistry, DNA structure, function and cell division, gas exchange in animals and transport in plants and animals, disease and the immune response, biodiversity and classification of plants and animals and look at the biochemistry of photosynthesis and respiration and research into genetic inheritance, control of gene expression, gene technology, cloning and biotechnology and ecology.... [-]

United Kingdom Stourbridge
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Brockenhurst College

A level courses are a natural choice for you if you have enjoyed studying and have been successful on your GCSE courses. They offer you the chance to focus your attention ... [+]

A level courses are a natural choice for you if you have enjoyed studying and have been successful in your GCSE courses.

They offer you the chance to focus your attention on a smaller number of subjects – usually 3 or 4. This helps to build your knowledge and understanding in the areas in which you have proven strengths and strong interest.

Our international students’ have delivered fantastic A Level results over the past few years.

32% Achieved A*-A grades

58% A*-B grades

85% of our international students progressed to top 50 ranked universities in the UK.

The overall pass rate is 95%.

In 2016 57% of our international students progressed to the elite Russell Group universities... [-]

United Kingdom Brockenhurst
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Abbey College Manchester

There are over 130 students in the sixth form, the majority of whom are taking three or four A-Levels on a two year programme of AS and A2. Entry is dependent on satisfac ... [+]

There are over 130 students in the sixth form, the majority of whom are taking three or four A-Levels on a two year programme of AS and A2. Entry is dependent on satisfactory GCSE grades usually including a range of A*, A, B and C grades together with a good reference from the previous school.

If you have studied AS Levels elsewhere and wish to join us for A2 Levels, we will give our best advice about which courses to take. Sometimes you might need to transfer examination boards. This is usually a straightforward task and we can advise you further on this matter. The college has experience in successfully enabling students’ transition into the upper sixth year.

For some international students whose English skills are judged to be not quite at the level required to undertake the Two Year A-Level Programme, a three year A-Level option is currently available. This is undertaken at a slightly slower pace to the traditional Two Year Programme.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
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Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies

The CCSS two-year A Level programme is a popular and successful option for students. CCSS offers an enviable range of A Level subjects and we can usually accommodate any ... [+]

The CCSS two-year A Level programme is a popular and successful option for students.

CCSS offers an enviable range of A Level subjects and we can usually accommodate any combination a student chooses. Students generally select four subjects in their first year and reduce this to three in their second year.

Our teachers have remarkable expertise and offer high levels of individual support and enhanced learning opportunity. Our generous staffing ratios and teaching time result in students benefiting from twice as much teaching time per student than at other schools and colleges, resulting in the best possible learning experience and preparation for their examinations.

The majority of our students join us aged between 16 and 18 years old and take A Levels over two years.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
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Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies

The CCSS one-year A Level fast-track programme is an exceptional opportunity to gain the gold-standard A Level qualification in just one year... ... [+]

Although subject specifications for A Levels are being reformed, these changes do not impact anyone taking one-year A Level courses starting in September 2015. The familiar specifications continue to be available this year.

The CCSS one-year A Level fast-track programme is an exceptional opportunity to gain the gold-standard A Level qualification in just one year.

On this course students take up to three subjects and it is suitable for students who have:

completed secondary high school education abroad and need A Levels to enter a British university; completed lower sixth but need to re-cover AS in addition to learning the new A2 material, or want to take new subjects alongside an A2-based programme; taken A Levels but want to re-take. Re-take students generally graduate from CCSS with improved university options and a much clearer understanding of the skills required to make the best of degree-level work. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
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South & City College - Birmingham

Whether you’re aiming to progress to higher education or gain the qualifications you need to enter the workplace, our A Level courses can help set you up for success in y ... [+]

A Levels

Whether you’re aiming to progress to higher education or gain the qualifications you need to enter the workplace, our A Level courses can help set you up for success in your career. Many of our students go on to enjoy a broad range of opportunities after completing their A Level courses, typically choosing three or four A Levels for a two-year study programme.

From two years packed full of creative courses and a chance to develop your talents, to fascinating A Level courses in the sciences that will keep you at the cutting edge of technology, our courses offer you the opportunity to develop skills and prepare for further education.

Why choose Bournville College for A Level courses? We use a range of teaching techniques to help you learn in a way which best suits you You will benefit from study skill classes to help with revision techniques, writing styles and organisation Our team of experienced personal tutors will monitor your progress and offer targeted support throughout the year We offer a wider programme of enrichment activities with trips to local and national universities, including Aston, Birmingham, Warwick and Birmingham City University We offer access to week-long work placements to help implement employability skills and improve confidence Progression routes for A Level course students ... [-]
United Kingdom Birmingham
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
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Warwickshire College Group

A-level programmes are made up of two halves. The first year is called an AS Level. The second year is called an A2. The two halves make up the final A-level grade. ... [+]

A-level programmes are made up of two halves. The first year is called an AS Level. The second year is called an A2. The two halves make up the final A-level grade.

Applied Science (Biomedical / Forensic pathways) BTEC Extended Diploma

In addition to all of the A-level subjects below, we offer a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science or Analytical and Forensic Science). Both of these pathways are equivalent to three A-levels.

Royal Leamington Spa AS-level option blocks 2017/18 *Level 3 Cert/Diploma Rugby College AS-level option blocks 2017/18 N.B. Option blocks may be subject to change. Subjects listed above will be offered, however,... [-]
United Kingdom Royal Leamington Spa
August 2019
2 years
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Notre Dame Sixth Form College

Notre Dame is a specialist A-level provider and our aim is to deliver the very best A-Level programme we can. All our students are aged 16-19 and are preparing for univer ... [+]

Notre Dame offers an excellent selection of A levels

Notre Dame is a specialist A-level provider, and our aim is to deliver the very best A-Level programme we can. All our students are aged 16-19 and are preparing for university by studying A Levels, the advanced level qualification which forms the traditional route to university.

All subject lessons are taught in classes alongside UK students; the only exception is English support lessons. Students choose to study between 3 to 4 subjects from a wide range of disciplines.

Subjects are chosen to reflect the student’s abilities and strengths and are combined in such a way to enhance and support their future study plan. The most popular choices for international students often focus on a core of Mathematics combined with either business or economics or with the science subjects.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
August 2019
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