From the moment you apply, right through to when you join us, we’ll work with you closely to ensure we guide you onto the appropriate courses that suit your career aspirations and allow you to reach your full potential.
At sixth form, you can study A Levels and/or BTECs, or a new qualification called a T Level. See what the differences between the courses are below:
Short for Advanced Level. We offer 29 A Level options: some will be subjects you’ve studied at GCSE and some will be new. A Levels are highly valued by universities and employers so they can open doors to further study and careers. All A Levels are assessed by exams at the end of the two year course and graded A* to E.
An alternative to A Levels, BTECs are more vocational and can be useful if you know what career you’re working towards. Unlike A Levels, BTECs are continually assessed throughout the course with a combination of coursework, practical projects and exams. BTECs are awarded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *. They are accepted by universities and BTECs available at the College can be equivalent to either 1 A Level or 2 A Levels.
This new nationally recognised qualification is aimed at those who already have a very particular career path in mind, with the course blending technical learning and extensive work placements. Taking one T Level is the equivalent of three A Levels, and the focus is on one particular area, T Levels are also graded by Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *, and give a thorough grounding in the knowledge and experience needed for a career in the given subject.
Choosing Your Subjects
From the moment you apply, right through to when you join us, we'll work with you closely to ensure we guide you onto the appropriate courses that suit your career aspirations and allow you to reach your full potential.
Students at the College are required to study three course options - this can be a choice of three A Levels or a combination of A Levels and BTECs.
Your course choices are based on your starting point and ambitions - there are no timetable restrictions on what combination of subjects you can study.