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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level - generally termed the GCE Advanced Level or more commonly the A-level - is an academic qualification offered by educational institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to students completing secondary or pre-university education.

You will study an offered A-level subject over a two-year period and sit an examination at the end of each year (AS and A2, respectively), proctored by an official assessment body.  Most students study three A-level subjects simultaneously.

A-levels are recognised by many universities as the standard for assessing the suitability of applicants for admission in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and many universities base their conditional admissions offers on a student's predicted A-level marks.

Entry requirements

You need an IELTS score of 5.5 overall, a successful interview, and a Level 2 equivalent qualification from your home country.

Course Content

You can choose to study three A-levels from the following list.  Please be aware that each subject runs depending on a minimum number of learners in each class so it is worth choosing back-up subjects just in case.
 
A-level Art and Design 
A-level Biology 
A-level Business Studies 
A-level Chemistry 
A-level Computer Science 
A-level English Language 
A-level English Language and Literature  Combined 
A-level English Literature 
A-level Film Studies 
A-level French 
A-level Further Mathematics 
A-level Geography 
A-level Government and Politics 
A-level History 
A-level ICT 
A-level Law 
A-level Maths 
A-level Media Studies 
A-level Philosophy 
A-level Physics 
A-level Psychology 
A-level Sociology 
A-level Spanish 
Advanced BTEC Certificate/Diploma in Applied Law 
90 Credit Diploma Applied Science
Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) 
Certificate in Sports Science and Advanced Research

How will I be assessed?

All assessments are coursework and exam based. If the A-level you choose to do is linear, you will sit the exam after the second year. If the A-level is not linear you will sit the exam at the end of each year.  

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

A-levels are recognised by many universities as the standard for assessing the suitability of applicants for admission in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and many universities base their conditional admissions offers on a student's predicted A-level marks.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Ryan Horsnall

Ryan Horsnall

First Response Finance sponsor BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership

Ryan was involved with First Response Finance as part of their work with Derby College's Employer and Skills Academy and applied for an apprenticeship.
The company is sponsoring Ryan to complete a BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership at Nottingham Trent University. He previously studies Maths, Business and Chemistry A levels at the Joseph Wright Centre. 
Ryan said "I have the best of both worlds – working in a paid job and then gaining a degree and it has made my studies so much easier as I can relate the university work to the work environment."
“I am currently working in a sales support role which I love and at the end of my degree I will see where I want my career to take me with the company.I get the opportunity to blend academic learning and work experience where I can convert my learning at University into real business situations.
First Response Finance have been involved in the Employer Skills Academies and has now teamed up with Derby College to launch the First Response Business and Finance Academy - offering students at Derby College the chance to follow in Ryan's footsteps.

www.FirstResponseFinance.co.uk


At Derby College I was taught a lot of skills such as target setting that has helped me be organised and realistic with work and learning.

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