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Access to A Levels

This three-year A Level course is designed for those learners who wish to study an A Level programme but do not meet the initial A Level entry requirements. It is a full-time course and is studied during the day.

Subject Content

Learners will have the opportunity to improve their maths and/or English grade and take additional GCSE subjects in order to bring their Attainment 8 score up to the required level. The GCSE subjects on offer are as follows;

  • English (AQA)
  • Maths (AQA)
  • Film Studies (WJEC)
  • Sociology (AQA)
  • Combined Science Double Award (AQA)
  • Computer Science (Edexcel)

You will study four subjects and one tutorial over a five-day timetable.

Entry requirements

  • You will generally have a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 and above, however each student will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  • You will need to be able to attain at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above at the end of the academic year to progress to A Levels. In addition to this, you will need to attain the specific entry criteria for their chosen individual A Level subjects. Please check the A Level course pages for each subject’s specific entry criteria.


Depending on subjects chosen there will be a mixture of exams and controlled assessment.

Progression opportunities

Successful completion of the programme will enable you to progress onto the two-year A Level programme.

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