- Academic – theory based, abstract and critical thought
- Learning about a subject through lessons, reading and research
- Essays, exams and coursework
- For you if you’ve enjoyed learning and studying at school
- Gateway to higher academic education
If you pass 5 or more GCSE at grade 4 or above usually including Maths and English, you can go on to study A levels at a school sixth form or college.
Some subjects at A-level will require at least a grade 6 in that subject or a related subject (check the entry requirements of the subjects you are interested in).
Where you can study A-Levels
Sixth form colleges predominantly offer A-levels with the opportunity to do BTEC study as a combined programme if desired or just BTEC subjects. Read more about BTECs…
Further Education Colleges offer a wider variety of vocational BTEC subjects. Rarely do Further Education Colleges offer A level programmes nowadays. However, some now offer T Levels. Read more about T-Levels…
- You can apply for as many sixth forms, colleges and apprenticeships as you wish
- Applying does not commit you to taking up a place and it is always good to keep your options open
- It is not too late to apply: If the closing date for a college or sixth form has passed, you can usually go on the waiting list