Should I take A-Levels?
If you want to go to university and study a traditional academic subject then A-Levels are the way to go.
Not all A-Levels have the same currency with universities and this is important to understand when choosing your options. The top universities will not normally consider applicants who have not studied at least one of the ‘facilitating’ subjects: English, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography and a Foreign Language. Most universities including Oxbridge would include Economics and Politics as well.
If you think you may get 5 GCSE’s at A*/A including English and Maths then we recommend two from this list as a minimum. However, other A-Level subjects are important too and many university courses will name them in their entry criteria. We recommend that you check the UCAS website for up to date information on the entry requirements for particular courses at each university. (www.ucas.ac.uk)
We offer A-Levels covering all the major subjects. Some larger colleges offer 40 or 50 but these other subjects are not required by universities and have no effect on your career options. Anyone can study virtually anything at any university by taking a combination of our A-Levels.
Look carefully at our entry requirements but bear in mind that if you only expect to reach the minimum of 6 A*-C (with English and Maths at grade C) you may struggle to cope at A-Level and would be happier and more successful taking a BTEC Level 3 . Our aim is for you to succeed in getting the qualifications and skills you need for the future, so choosing the right course for you is vital.
Our drop-out rate is very low because we take great care to get you on the right courses to begin with.