Two Year A-Level Programme

General

Program Description

The Two Year A-Level programme at Oxford Sixth Form College offers a wide choice of subjects with teaching taking place in classes of no more than six students.

Quick facts

  • Age: 16+
  • Entry Requirements: A secondary or high school level of education (minimum 10 years) and a good school report
  • Number of Subjects: 3 (4 if you study Mathematics and Further Mathematics)
  • Max Class Size: 6 (average 4)

Who is the course designed for?

Our formal entry requirements are as follows.

Students who have completed GCSEs or IGCSEs in the UK or overseas must have achieved a minimum of 5 grade C (including English and mathematics).

Students who have not studied in the UK must have completed their home country equivalent of GCSEs or above and achieved a minimum of the equivalent of 5 grade C (including mathematics) and have an IELTS (or equivalent) English language level of a minimum of 5.5.

However, we regard each student as an individual and students, UK or international, without the exact 5 grade C or equivalent above qualifications are very welcome to apply to the College. For example, in recent years we have been pleased to enable talented art students to progress to A-Levels in art subjects despite their not having the exact 5 grade C or above qualifications.

Students wishing to study A-level Further Mathematics must have a minimum of a grade A (8) for GCSE Mathematics, IGCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

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Course structure

Students study three A-Level subjects over two years. The two-year course starts each September and students do not sit AS-level* examinations at the end of their first year and sit their final A-Level examinations at the end of their two years of study. Students may choose from the whole range of A-Level subjects offered at Oxford Sixth Form College. Subject combinations can be recommended to help the student to meet their university and career objectives.

*Students studying A-Level Art, A-Level Photography, A-level Textiles will be entered for AS-Level at the end of their first year. Further Mathematics students will sit A-Level Mathematics at the end of their first year.

How students benefit from the course

The Two Year A-Level course is taught in a clear and direct way, checking to understand by careful review and continual practice from previous examination questions in order to develop answering skills.

Teaching is in small groups of no more than six students, enabling thorough and effective dissemination of subject topics with student feedback and discussion, whilst ensuring that individual understanding is complete, preparation work is satisfactory and writing skills are being mastered.

Subjects available

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese – exam plus
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German – exam plus
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Italian – exam plus
  • Japanese – exam plus
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian – exam plus
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Sample A-Level timetable

The timetable varies according to the subject. Additional subjects are available.

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Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Established in 1988, Oxford Sixth Form College is one of the UK’s leading independent sixth form colleges for students aged 15-19. Formerly named Oxford Tutorial College, we sustain the tutorial tradi ... Read More

Established in 1988, Oxford Sixth Form College is one of the UK’s leading independent sixth form colleges for students aged 15-19. Formerly named Oxford Tutorial College, we sustain the tutorial tradition through an average class size of three students and through having no more than six students in an A-Level class. Read less